February 20, 2011

Unusual Tales - The Strange Fate Of Captain Fenton

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

"The Strange Fate Of Captain Fenton" is a 7-page story from Charlton's MYSTERIES OF UNEXPLORED WORLDS #6 [1957], one of many nautical themed stories Ditko drew in the early days.  This time around we have a cruel captain who forces a young sailor to toss a prized carving of his overboard.  This turns out not to be a good idea, but in a very unexpected way.

Enjoyable story, with some really good artwork by Ditko, as usual in those nautical period pieces.  I especially like that somewhat creepy carving.

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1 comment:

  1. What goes around, comes around.
    Dulce et decorum est.



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