Thursday, November 14, 2013

Our Fighting Forces #134 - Alex Toth art, Joe Kubert cover & reprint

Joe Kubert
Our Fighting Forces v1 #134 featuring the Losers, 1971 - In ancient Egypt, an old man joins the Pharaoh's army out of sheer desperation. Like many other bronze age works, Alex Toth's artwork is graphically drawn, employing thick lines and heavy blacks. The results are harsh, but appropriate for the brutality of the era. The first two pages are especially violent, accompanied by a curiously Greek-looking title font. This story was later reprinted in Sgt. Rock #385. Joe Kubert's cover is less impressive, but the book does include one of his early stories from Our Fighting Forces #90. Other artists in this issue include John Severin and Sam Glanzman. This is number 1 of 2 Our Fighting Forces issues with Toth art and/or covers.
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Kubert cover pencils and inks = **
"Soldier's Grave" Toth story pencils and inks 8 pages = ***

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