Saturday, November 2, 2013

Adventure Comics #425 - Alex Toth, Alex Nino art


Adventure Comics v1 #425, 1972 - Stealing a "hawkhorse" foal from Tibet, a greedy westerner uses her to win horse races in the US. Alex Toth opens with a disorienting view from below, introducing the main characters. His thick, graphic line drawings lack subtlety, but compensates with masterfully sequenced panels. Alex Nino introduces Captain Fear, a native islander in the 1800s who commandeers a ship to fight the Spanish. Most pages are drawn in his sharp angular style, further simplified in several facial close-ups. His abstract style is jarring but tempered by attractively designed layouts. Other artists in this issue include Gil Kane and Mike Kaluta (cover). This is number 1 of 6 Adventure issues with Nino art and/or covers and number 3 of 7 Adventure issues with Toth art and/or covers. See today's posts or more Toth, Nino or Adventure Comics issues. See also this blog's Nino checklist or Toth checklist.
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"Wings of Jealous Gods" Toth story pencils and inks 8 pages = ***
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Captain Fear" Nino story pencils and inks 8 pages = ***
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Alex Toth
Alex Nino
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More Toth posts:
Hot Wheels v1 #3 dc 1970s bronze age comic book cover art by Neal Adams
Hot Wheels #3
Four Color #933
Weird War Tales v1 #6 dc bronze age comic book cover art by Joe Kubert
Weird War #6


More Nino posts:
House of Mystery #204
Secrets of HH #13
Adventure Comics #429

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