Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Witching Hour #1 - Alex Toth, Neal Adams art

Witching Hour v1 #1, 1969 - Inspired by Shakespeare's Macbeth, this first issue introduces Cynthia, Mildred and Mordred, a trio of witches that would serve as hosts for the series. Alex Toth pulls readers in with his superbly creepy introductory pages. In the same issue, the artist chronicles the tale of a lonely dwarf, teased and tormented by the local villagers. Not as well executed, the drawings are merely adequate. This story was later reprinted in Witching Hour #38. Unexpectedly, Neal Adams steps in to do the last two framing pages in his own distinctive style. Other artists in this issue include Pat Boyette, Jack Sparling and Nick Cardy (cover). This is number 1 of 8 Witching Hour issues with Adams art and/or covers and number 1 of 10 Witching Hour issues with Toth art and/or covers. See today's posts or more Toth, Adams or Witching Hour issues. See also this blog's Adams checklist, Top 10 Adams comics or Toth checklist.
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"Eternal Hour" Toth story pencils and inks 8 pages = ***
Toth intro pencils and inks 5 pages = ****
Adams framing pages pencils and inks 2 pages = ***

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Neal Adams

Alex Toth
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More Toth posts:
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More Adams posts:
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Weird Western #15

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