August 25, 2010

Unusual Tales - A World Of His Own

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

"A World Of His Own" is a 6-page story from Charlton's STRANGE SUSPENSE STORIES #32 [1957], and is definitely one of Ditko's most inventive and memorable stories of the 1950s. Featuring an odd abstract painting that serves as a portal to another world, Ditko's visual effects to depict this realm on pages 4 and 5 are top-notch, and in retrospect very much a precursor to such realms he'd create in other comics in later years.

Some links to check out:
Buy Ditko's creator-owned work
Many books of new and classic material available
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
Ditko's Warren work available scattered through several books
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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