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.
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"Wings of Jealous Gods" Toth story pencils and inks 8 pages = ***
Captain Fear" Nino story pencils and inks 8 pages = ***

Alex Toth
Alex Nino
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