Saturday, April 22, 2017

Savage Combat Tales #2 - Alex Toth art


Savage Combat Tales featuring Sgt Stryker's Death Squad v1 #2, 1975 - Atlas/Seaboard Comics' only foray into war books, this series was short-lived (as were many of their titles). Al McWilliams does an admirable job with the lead story but it's the Warhawk tale by Alex Toth that is particularly noteworthy. His thin, impressionistic strokes complement his efficiently designed page layouts. Toth's bold opening splash of a WWII aerial dogfight is perfectly composed. The tilted horizon and other diagonal lines purposely suggests the sensation of flying. This is number 1 of 1 Savage Combat Tales issues with Toth art and/or covers. See today's posts or more Toth issues. See also this blog's Toth checklist.
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"Chennault Must Die" Toth story pencils and inks 8 pages = ****
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Alex Toth
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More Toth posts:
Thrilling Rom. #24
House of Secrets #65
Intimate Love #26

1 comment:

  1. cover is signed by Larry Lieber, with uncredited inking by Frank Giacoia.

    Nick Caputo

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