Sunday, November 20, 2011

Sinister House of Secret Love #3 - Alex Toth art


Sinister House of Secret Love v1 #3, 1972 - A young woman travels to a meet a handsome but reclusive foreigner in this gothic romance tale. In one of his longest stories for DC, Alex Toth demonstrates a mastery of pacing and page design. Like many of his bronze age efforts, his style is streamlined and graphic, while conveying the complex moods of the characters. Several noteworthy panels include the symbolic correspondence of the characters on page 6, their silent first embrace on page 9 (see interior page shown below), and the abstract shadows of a leafy canopy on page 15. The cameo-shaped cover design is beautifully painted, but the artist is unknown to me. This is number 1 of 1 Sinister House of Secret Love issues with Toth art and/or covers. See today's posts or more Toth or Sinister House of Secret Love issues. See also this blog's Toth checklist.
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"Bride of the Falcon" Toth story pencils (Frank Giacoia inks, Doug Wildey partial inks) 36 pages = ****
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Alex Toth
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More Toth posts:
House of Secrets #63
Lovers #67
My Greatest Adv. #60

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