March 31, 2010

Unusual Tales - Lure Of The Maiden

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

"Lure Of The Maiden" is a 5-page story from Charlton's ROBIN HOOD AND HIS MERRY MEN #38 [1958], the final issue of the series and the only story Steve Ditko drew for it.

Nothing really notable in the story, but Ditko's art looks really good, very much suitable for the characters and subject matter, and a good looking precursor to his later work on more modern day action heroes.

Some links to check out:
Buy Ditko's creator-owned work
Killjoy had some Robin Hood type stuff in there ("Robber Hood"), and you can read it in DITKO PACKAGE
Find out about the fanzine DITKOMANIA
Coming out bi-monthly straight to your door
Check out new and upcoming Ditko publications
CREEPER out today
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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