January 15, 2011

Unusual Tales - The Juggernauts Of Jupiter

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

"The Juggernauts Of Jupiter" is a 5-page story from Charlton's UNUSUAL TALES #15 [1959].  It's been reprinted a few times, but not in colour in quite a while.

An atypical space story, as humans aren't involved at all, except for one passing, and slightly insulting, reference.  No, this time it's war between Neptune, led by the belligerent leader The Highest, and the newly discovered peace-loving people of Jupiter.  A scientist from Neptune tries to warn the Jovians of the threat, but finds out that peace-loving doesn't always mean unprepared.

A nice little story, with the visual highlight being, as you can see to the right, the long panel on page four showing the glory of the Jovian city.

But before the story, some links:
Buy Ditko's creator-owned work
Reprint of 1975 ..WHA..!? DITKO'S H SERIES coming next
Find out about the fanzine DITKOMANIA
New issue out soon
Check out new and upcoming Ditko publications
Softcover Doctor Strange Masterworks 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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1 comment:

  1. What a cool story!

    All Highest Schmuck de Neptune made a fatal error a lot of arrogant bully boys make.

    They equate gentle demeanor with weakness.
    They cannot equate it with the strength it may actually represent because of their own character failings.

    May the Great Red Balls of Jupiter thus depose despots near and far!



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