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77 Sunset Strip / Four Color Comics v2 #1159 - Alex Toth art


77 Sunset Strip / Four Color Comics v2 #1159, 1961 - Alex Toth's inside front and back cover art is too hurried and simplistic, but he makes up for it on the two main features. In the first, Kookie trades in his jalopy to impress a beautiful woman. Unfortunately, crooks also want the car for its hidden contents. The facial expressions of the characters on page 2 and subsequent car chase scenes (see interior page below) are among the artistic highlights. Toth's second tale just meets expectations, despite some over-emphasized eyebrows on one of the characters. An alternate version of this issue replaces the back cover story "Kookie's Quandary" with an ad. This is number 3 of 3 77 Sunset Strip issues with Toth art and/or covers.
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Toth inside front cover pencils and inks (black and white) = *
"The Money Wagon" Toth story pencils and inks 16 pages = ***
"The Night Visitor"
Toth story pencils and inks 16 pages = ***
"Clues To the Missing"
Toth inside back cover pencils and inks (black and white) = *
"Kookie's Quandary" Toth back cover pencils and inks = ***

77 Sunset Strip / Four Color Comics #1159 dell tv 1960s silver age comic book page art by Alex Toth
Alex Toth
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