Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Unusual Tales #25 - Steve Ditko art & cover

Steve Ditko
Unusual Tales v1 #25, 1960 - A Civil War historian buys a plantation-era house, only to find the ghosts of the Confederacy still linger on the premises. Steve Ditko opens the tale with a contingent of Southern soldiers on the attack. Subsequently, the panels seem to crowd and overwhelm the main character. That aside, Ditko's illustrations do the job. The story's highlight his eerie rendition of a female apparition (see interior page below). Ironically, the cover reprints three interior panels, but the new configuration seems much more compelling. Other artists in this issue include Rocco Mastroserio, Bill Molno and Vince Alascia. This is number 14 of 18 Unusual Tales issues with Ditko art and/or covers. See today's posts or more Ditko or Unusual Tales issues. See also this blog's Ditko checklist.
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"The Confederate Girl'' Ditko story pencils and inks 5 pages = ***
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Steve Ditko
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More Ditko posts:
Unusual Tales #14
This Magazine... #16
Space War #4

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