May 5, 2012

Unusual Tales - The Secret Of Capt. X

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

"The Secret Of Capt. X" is a 5-page story from Charlton's OUT OF THIS WORLD #8 [1958]. This is another one of those space opera tales with a one-shot hero in the vein of Buck Rogers, this time Commander Dalles, Interplanetary Security Officer.  I really like the opening splash, which frankly promises a much better story than is delivered. I also like the funky space hair on the one woman.

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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