Monday, September 5, 2011

Darby O' Gill and the Little People / Four Color Comics v2 #1024 - Alex Toth art


Walt Disney's Darby O' Gill and the Little People / Four Color Comics v2 #1024, 1959 - This Walt Disney comic adaptation coincides with the film's release. Starring Sean Connery and Janet Munro, an old Irishman named encounters and befriends the King of the Leprechauns, but not without some dangerous risks. Drawn in his typically loose newspaper strip style, Alex Toth recreates the warmth and relative peacefulness of the Irish countryside (especially the opening scene). The artist makes little attempt to match the likenesses of the more famous actors. Still, Toth's storytelling skills are supreme, even within the limitations of Dell Publishing's grid format. In addition to the photo cover, there are movie stills in the inside front cover and a pin-up poster of Janet Munro on the back. This story was later reprinted in Darby O' Gill and the Little People #10251-001. This is number 1 of 1 Darby O' Gill issues with Toth art and/or covers. See today's posts or more Toth or Darby O' Gill and the Little People issues. See also this blog's Alex Toth checklist.
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"Darby O' Gill and the Little People" Toth story pencils and inks 30 pages = ***
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Darby O' Gill and the Little People / Four Color Comics #1024 dell comic book page art by Alex Toth
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Thrilling Rom. #24

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