May 21, 2011

Unusual Tales - Plague

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

"Plague" is a 5-page story first published in Charlton's OUT OF THIS WORLD #6 [1957], featuring a scientist who comes up with a germ which he believes will freeze all of humanity for a year, then wake them up without all the "ugly emotions".  The story follows the release of the germ, with the obligatory twist ending.  About average for Ditko work of the era, nothing special but some nice examples of him drawing different types of people and settings.

But before the story, some links:
ACT 7 now available
New issue out now
Hulk/Torch team-up from 30 years ago coming soon
Scans in this series generally adapted to my personal tastes from those copies

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