May 9, 2012

Unusual Tales - Above The Topmost Peak

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

"Above The Topmost Peak" is a 4-page story from Charlton's TALES OF THE MYSTERIOUS TRAVELER #5 [1957], this time about a man attempting to be the first to ascend the world's tallest mountain, which on this world apparently isn't Everest, which had been scaled a few years before this story, and has a very different geography. Anyway, a lot of great visuals in this one, with appropriately vertigo-inducing angles, which are helped by the Traveler appearing in every single panel of the story (I'll have to go back and check, but I think it's the only Ditko story with this much Traveler).

But before the story, some links:

Buy Ditko's creator-owned work
New publication #16: SIXTEEN now available
Find out about the fanzine DITKOMANIA
Back issues and subscriptions available
Check out new and upcoming Ditko publications
Nearly complete Ditko at DC available in three matching hardcovers
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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