June 28, 2010

Unusual Tales - Menace Of The Invisibles

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

"Menace Of The Invisibles" is a 3-page story from Charlton's THIS MAGAZINE IS HAUNTED #13 [1957].  It has only been reprinted in GHOST MANOR #54 [1981].

Dr. Haunt has a great looking title page illustration this issue, but actually takes a break from narrating the story in order to facilitate the surprise ending.  Anyway, it's yet another tale of a thwarted alien invasion of Earth, which apparently used to happen on a weekly basis back in the 1950s.   Good looking story, in addition to Dr. Haunt on the first page I really like the layout and shadows of page 2.

This story appears in TALES OF THE MYSTERIOUS TRAVELER #32 [2020] from SD Publishings, so only the first page is previewed below.

But first, some links:
Buy Ditko's creator-owned work
THE COVER SERIES?  Your guess is as good as mine...
Find out about the fanzine DITKOMANIA
Next issue, Marvel in the 1980s, coming soon
Check out new and upcoming Ditko publications
Complete CREEPER collection now available
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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