October 29, 2010

Unusual Tales - Giant From The Unknown

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

"Giant From The Unknown" is a 7-page story that first appeared in Charlton's UNUSUAL TALES #14 [1958].

In this tale, a farmer finds what appears to be the body of a giant when digging for a well.  The first scientists to show up, being aware of the history of the Cardiff Giant, are dismissive of the discovery, but later another curious anthropologist shows up.

Decent little story, especially some of the odd angles used to spice up the storytelling.  That oddly askew panel on the bottom of page 5 is kind of interesting, not something Ditko used often in the period.

This story appears in the Snyder/Ditko publication THE RETURN OF GORGO #31 [2020], so I'm only showing the first page below.

Before the story, some links:
Buy Ditko's creator-owned work
New material and classic reprints
Find out about the fanzine DITKOMANIA
Many back issues available
Check out new and upcoming Ditko publications
CREEPER 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

1 comment:

  1. Reprinted in Monster Hunters #14. And I'm sure elsewhere as well.



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