February 19, 2011

Unusual Tales - Adrift In Space

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

"Adrift In Space" is a 5-page science fiction story from Charlton's MYSTERIES OF UNEXPLORED WORLDS #8 [1958], wherein Captain Crewes is left adrift in space after a mutiny by his men and flashes back to the events that led him there, starting years ago when he first got the years-long mission to explore strange new wolds, through various adventures and onto his decision to extend the mission without telling his crew why.

A nice little story, with a really good opening page, and the snippets of the adventures the ship went through are well done.

But before the story, some links:
Buy Ditko's creator-owned work
Reprint of classic 1975 ..WHA..!? now available for $4
Find out about the fanzine DITKOMANIA
For all your Ditko fanzine needs
Check out new and upcoming Ditko publications
SHADE and other DC stories book on the way
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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