April 5, 2010

Unusual Tales - Panic

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

From Charlton's STRANGE SUSPENSE STORIES #35 [1957] comes the 6-page "Panic".

A bit of a Cold War story, although transplanted to the future of 2136 and against the fictional city of Torovia.  The writing is pretty clumsy, and the lackluster production doesn't help much, but there are a lot of good Ditko panels and characters in this story to make it worthwhile.

Some links to check out:
Buy Ditko's creator-owned work
Classic MR. A. reprint now available
Find out about the fanzine DITKOMANIA
Complete your Ditko experience
Check out new and upcoming Ditko publications
Still a lot of stuff not available, get on the ball publishers
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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1 comment:

  1. This is set in 2136??? Could have fooled me with the 1950s clothes, cars, etc.



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