May 10, 2012

Unusual Tales - The Man Who Forgot

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

"The Man Who Forgot" is a 5-page story from Charlton's TALES OF THE MYSTERIOUS TRAVELER #9 [1958], about a patient with amnesia and a remarkably irresponsible orderly who decides that a double dose of electroshock in the dead of night is the appropriate treatment. Not a great story, but I do want to draw some attention to the five panel silent sequence on pages 3-4, which are well done among the usual text-heavy 1950s style.

But before the story, some links:

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Scans in this series generally adapted to my personal tastes from those copies

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