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Zorro / Four Color Comics v2 #882 - Alex Toth art (1st Toth Zorro)


Walt Disney's Zorro / Four Color Comics v2 #882, 1958 - Based on the tv series, Dell follows suit with an accompanying comic book series. Alex Toth's artwork is magnificent, displaying a level of detail and draftsmanship absent from previous Zorro issues. His scenes of 19th century California are utterly convincing, from the early streets of Los Angeles (see interior page below) to the grounds of a Spanish mission (second story, pages 5-8). Naturally, the sword-fighting scenes stand out with their precisely designed compositions. These stories were later reprinted in Zorro v2 #1. This is number 1 of 8 Zorro issues with Toth art and/or covers (not including reprints).
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"Presenting Senor Zorro" Toth story pencils and inks 18 pages = *****
"Zorro's Secret Passage" Toth story pencils and inks 14 pages = *****
"The First Vaqueros" Toth inside back cover pencils and inks (black and white) = **

Zorro Four Color #882 1950s dell comic book page art by Alex Toth
Alex Toth
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3 comments:

  1. Oddly enough, Toth's Don Diego looks more like Errol Flynn than Guy Williams!

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  2. The figures on the back cover seem a little awkward for Manning. I love this depiction of a local street in LA.

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  3. Seems like most of Toth's leading men looked like Errol Flynn. : )

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