Saturday, May 31, 2014

Wings of Eagles / Four Color Comics v2 #790 - Alex Toth art

The Wings of Eagles / Four Color Comics v2 #790, 1957 - Adapting the MGM movie of the same name, this issue chronicles the career of Frank Mead. The former aviator is portrayed by John Wayne, whose photo is prominently displayed on the cover. Alex Toth excels on this military story, depicting World War Two ships, planes and aircraft carriers with convincing accuracy. Each page is carefully designed to maximize clarity in storytelling. Each panel is drawn in meticulous care and detail, using heavy blacks and shadows for dramatic effect (see interior page below). With this issue, Toth delivers one of his best efforts for Dell comics. This is number 1 of 1 Wings of Eagles issues with Toth art and/or covers. See today's posts or more Toth issues. See also this blog's Alex Toth checklist.
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Toth story pencils and inks 32 pages = *****
inside back cover pencils and inks (black and white)= **
Toth back cover pencils and inks = **
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My Only Love #3
Wagon Train #5
This is War #5

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