August 29, 2010

Unusual Tales - From All Our Darkrooms...

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

Title: "From All Our Darkrooms..."
Length: 8 pages
Source: OUT OF THIS WORLD #4 [1957]
Publisher: Charlton
Artist: Steve Ditko
Writer: Unknown

A mildly clever variation on the alien invasion theme really gives Ditko something to sink his teeth into visually, with a really good use of the negative theme in the splash page and very striking finale.  Another favourite of mine among Ditko's 1950s work.

Some links to check out:
Buy Ditko's creator-owned work
New material and classic reprints
Find out about the fanzine DITKOMANIA
New issue out now
Check out new and upcoming Ditko publications
Slightly short of complete Doctor Strange colour reprint later this year
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

As this story appears in the Snyder/Ditko OUT OF THIS WORLD #20, I'm only showing the first page below.

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1 comment:

  1. This is very reminiscent of a Stan Lee-Steve Ditko tale from, I believe, Strange Tales # 72 titled "I Come from the Shadow World!"

    I love this tale just as much!



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