January 21, 2012

Unusual Tales - The Night Of The Red Snow

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

"The Night Of The Red Snow" is the cover-featured 6-page story from Charlton's UNUSUAL TALES #9 [1957]. The Mayor of Crestville narrates the story of a strange occurrence in his small mountain-top town, a strange red snow that fell shortly after a strange artist named Duval moved into town. Strange little story, with an unexpected ending (especially with what might have been a deliberate red herring in the name of the moving truck), it's a great example of Ditko's early work, especially the middle of page 2 and the close-ups on page 5.

But before the story, some links:
Newest work, A DITKO #15, now available
Back issues and subscriptions available
Almost complete DC Ditko available in three hardcovers (CREEPER, OMNIBUS v1, OMNIBUS v2) 
Scans in this series generally adapted to my personal tastes from those copies

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