August 12, 2010

Unusual Tales - My Secret

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

From Charlton's OUT OF THIS WORLD #3 [1957] comes the 6-page story "My Secret".  It's been reprinted a few times since, but never in colour.

A pretty decent tale about blackmail with a twist, Ditko does a few interesting things to keep the visuals interesting.  The big sound effects bit where the deadline counts down is perhaps a bit overdone, but still a a decent concept.

This story appears in the Snyder/Ditko publication OUT OF THIS WORLD #17 [2015], so I'm only showing the first page below.

Some links to check out:
Buy Ditko's creator-owned work
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Find out about the fanzine DITKOMANIA
Bi-monthly and packed with rare art, fan art and articles, delivered to your door
Check out new and upcoming Ditko publications
THE CREEPER complete Ditko hardcover 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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