May 8, 2012

Unusual Tales - The Old Fool

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

"The Old Fool" is a 5-page story from Charlton's TALES OF THE MYSTERIOUS TRAVELER #6 [1957]. This is one of my favourite Ditko shorts, about an old man in a village in Greece and the secret he keeps. Surprisingly poetic script, which Ditko really brings to life, especially that sequence on page four.

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
THUNDER AGENTS from various publishers 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

As this story appears in Tales Of The Mysterious Traveler #27 [2018] from Snyder/Ditko, only the first page is included here.

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