Monday, October 31, 2011

Sugarfoot / Four Color Comics v2 #907 - Alex Toth art



Sugarfoot / Four Color Comics v2 #907, 1958 - The ABC television western appears in comic book form for the first time. The lead story, "Brannigan’s Boots", adapts the pilot episode of the same name. Alex Toth's spontaneous-looking drawing style seems well-suited for westerns, especially the outdoor scenes. Close-ups of character faces are emotive and clearly defined. A handful of panels are uncomfortably minimal, but are offset by more superb renderings on pages 1, 9, 13 and 16 of the first story and pages 4-6 of the second. This is number 1 of 2 Sugarfoot issues with Toth art and/or covers.
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"Brannigan’s Boots" Toth story pencils and inks 20 pages = ****
"Eye Witness"
Toth story pencils and inks 12 pages = ****
"The Law Moves West" Toth inside back cover pencils and inks (black and white) = *
"The Cowtown Cobbler" Toth back cover pencils and inks = *
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Sugarfoot / Four Color Comics #907 dell western comic book page art by Alex Toth
Alex Toth
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