May 1, 2012

Unusual Tales - Oggo The Thinker

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

"Oggo The Thinker" is a 5-page story from Charlton's MYSTERIES OF UNEXPLORED WORLDS #11 [1959], drawn by J. Kodti, whose work looks remarkably similar to Steve Ditko's work of the era, so I've decided to include it in this series. It's an amusing trifle about a sensitive young caveman who who dreams of more than the hunting that consumes the life of the men of his era. A couple of really good panels, Kodti especially does good with the despair Oggo feels in a few panels, as well as the look of pleasure as he contemplates what would be his final invention.

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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