April 22, 2012

Unusual Tales - And The Fear Grew

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

"And The Fear Grew" is a 5-page story from Charlton's TALES OF THE MYSTERIOUS TRAVELER #7 [1958]. A little fantasy story set in Australia, where a rancher finds a strange creature which seems to bring him some bad luck. Very odd and engaging story, though with a pretty cliche view of Australia (lots of boomerangs), couple of really nice bits of Ditko artwork, especially in the mysterious creature.

But before the story, some links:

Buy Ditko's creator-owned work
Upcoming publication #17: SEVENTEEN coming soon
Find out about the fanzine DITKOMANIA
Back issues and subscriptions available
Check out new and upcoming Ditko publications
DITKO OMNIBUS hardcovers available from DC
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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