Thursday, June 7, 2012

Zorro / Four Color Comics v2 #1003 - Alex Toth art

Walt Disney's Zorro / Four Color Comics v2 #1003, 1959 - Bandits kidnap Don Diego's faithful manservant, raising the ire of a certain caped crusader. Well paced and laid out, Alex Toth's drawings are spontaneously rendered but maintain just enough detail and clarity. A masterful demonstration of light and shade is shown on the interior page below. Even more impressive is opening panel in the second tale, a Spanish-style courtyard setting where Toth dapples shadows on the two foreground figures. These stories were later reprinted in Zorro v2 #5. This is number 6 of 8 Zorro issues with Toth art and/or covers (not including reprints). See today's posts or more Toth or Zorro issues. See also this blog's Toth checklist.
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"The Marauders of Monterey" Toth story pencils and inks 26 pages = ***
"The Enchanted Bell" Toth story pencils and inks 6 pages = ***
"Monterey's Famous Firsts" Toth inside back cover pencils and inks (black and white) = *
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Zorro Four Color #1003 1950s dell comic book page art by Alex Toth
Alex Toth
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More Toth posts:
Boy Loves Girl #46
Rook #4
Who Is Next #5

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