May 3, 2012

Unusual Tales - Journey's End

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

"Journey's End" is a 5-page story from Charlton's OUT OF THIS WORLD #9 [1958] (not to be confused with the story of the same name in AMAZING ADULT FANTASY #7 [1961]), about a group of exiles who are forced to leave their planet after a robot revolution. The early bits of the story are really good, with a lot of vivid imagery. The ending is a bit of a cliche (I think it was used in an EC story, or maybe a Marvel story, possibly also by Ditko, or maybe both?), but cutely effective.

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
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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