January 21, 2010

Unusual Tales - Repair Stop

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

"Repair Stop" is a 4-page story from Charlton's OUTER SPACE #18 [1958].

Most visually interesting thing in this one is probably the space-ship.  I'm not sure if that's supposed to be an exaggerated foreshortening effect to emphasize the size of the space-ship or just an odd shape.  Certainly is memorable.  The aliens are pretty much your 1950s Ditko default aliens.

Some links to check out:
Buy Ditko's creator-owned work
New comic on the way
Find out about the fanzine DITKOMANIA
New issue in the mail now
Check out new and upcoming Ditko publications
Reprint of Spider-Man/Kraven battles just announced
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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