June 17, 2010

Unusual Tales - A Strange Kiss

"Unusual Tales" is an on-going presentation of public domain Ditko comics work originally published from 1957 to 1959.

"A Strange Kiss" is a 4-page story that was published in Charlton's UNUSUAL TALES #10 [1958]. It hasn't been reprinted in over 30 years, when Charlton printed it in SPACE ADVENTURES #12 [1979].

Attractively drawn if somewhat enigmatic little fantasy story about a man sent in to find the explanation for some strange happenings in a lead mine.  I think that imbalanced vertigo effect on the bottom of the first page is especially nice.

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

Some links:
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Find out about the fanzine DITKOMANIA
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Various Warren reprints 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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