Sunday, May 6, 2012

Zorro / Four Color Comics v2 #976 - Alex Toth art


Walt Disney's Zorro / Four Color Comics v2 #976, 1959 - Plotting to take control of California, a man called the Eagle and his conspirators disrupt the ammunition supplies. Like some of his previous Zorro features, Alex Toth's illustrations are outstanding. "Gypsy Warning" has all the hallmarks of a Toth story, including finely crafted faces and figures, deft brushwork and detailed backgrounds (see interior page below). His shorter story, though enjoyable, doesn't quite match the standards of the first. "Gypsy Warning" was later reprinted in Walt Disney Comics Digest #39. while "A Double For Diego" was later reprinted in Walt Disney Comics Digest #9. This is number 5 of 8 Zorro issues with Toth art and/or covers (not including reprints).
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"Gypsy Warning" Toth story pencils and inks 26 pages = ****
"A Double For Diego" Toth story pencils and inks 6 pages = ***
"The Four R's of Learning in Spanish California" Toth back cover pencils and inks = *
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Zorro Four Color #976  1950s dell comic book page art by Alex Toth
Alex Toth
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