April 21, 2012

Unusual Tales - Charmed, I'm Sure

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

"Charmed, I'm Sure" is a 5-page story from Charlton's UNUSUAL TALES #11 [1958], about an idealistic young man named John Cable who admires Abe Lincoln but can't get his own political career going until he gets an odd good luck charm.  Decent little story, Ditko always does the "despondent" look needed for the first half nicely, especially the first panel of page 2.

But before the story, some links:

Buy Ditko's creator-owned work
Over 1500 pages of Ditko available
Find out about the fanzine DITKOMANIA
#87 and lots of back issues available
Check out new and upcoming Ditko publications
CREEPER hardcover 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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