Many folks know that one of my favorite comic book creators is artist Steve Ditko. His creations range from Spider-Man and Doctor Strange to the Creeper, the Hawk and the Dove to Blue Beetle, Captain Atom and the Question. He’s recently gotten a bit more press with a series of books of his work on Charlton’s monster comics released by Yoe Books, as well as several archive editions of his various DC and independent series.
Today I’m posting one of my favorite Ditko stories, from Unusual Tales #9. The comic was your standard science-fiction/horror anthology, akin to Twilight Zone or Marvel’s Strange Tales. Joe Gill is presumed to have handled the script on this story, but Ditko of course did all the atmospheric artwork himself.