Thursday, April 28, 2016

Reading Room UNUSUAL TALES "Look into the Future"

One of Charlton Comics' defining traits was...
...using montages of interior art as their covers.
Usually, the cover would utilize several different stories' art, but in this case, they played up the final story in the issue!
A morality play in a sci-fi/fantasy context.
Rod Serling was a master of this concept, as he displayed weekly on the original Twilight Zone.
This never-reprinted story from Charlton's Unusual Tales #27 (1961) illustrated by Steve Ditko and probably written by Charlton mainstay Joe Gill follows the concept to a "T", within the limitations established by the Comics Code Authority.
If it had been done pre-Code, Simms would've come to a horrific (and graphic) end...

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