May 5, 2012

Unusual Tales - The Elixir


"Unusual Tales", a series presenting Steve Ditko's comics from 1957 to 1959 that are in the public domain.


"The Elixir" is a 5-page story from Charlton's STRANGE SUSPENSE STORIES #36 [1958], featuring an old traveling salesman who comes across some friendly aliens while seeking shelter from a storm. Very unusual ending to the story, quite cynical and not at all what you'd expect.

But before the story, some links:

Buy Ditko's creator-owned work
New publication #16: SIXTEEN now available
Find out about the fanzine DITKOMANIA
Back issues and subscriptions available
Check out new and upcoming Ditko publications
CREEPER hardcover available from DC
Download public domain comics, likely including the one this story is from
Scans in this series generally adapted to my personal tastes from those copies

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