Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Fantastic Worlds #6 - Alex Toth art & cover

Alex Toth
Fantastic Worlds v1 #6, 1952 - A boy witnesses an alien invasion, yet Alex Toth's artwork is fairly straightforward. Captions and word balloons are more intrusive than normal, taking up valuable space for the artist's drawings. Most disappointing is the opening panel, where the lack of depth and detail make the world-changing event into a mundane occurrence. Toth's cover (unrelated to the story) is significantly better designed. The razor-toothed coils of the man-eating plant circle around the victim to create a strong focal point. This is number 2 of 2 Fantastic Worlds issues with Toth art and/or covers. See today's posts or more Toth or Fantastic Worlds issues. See also this blog's Toth checklist.
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Toth cover pencils (Mike Peppe inks) = ***
"The Boy Who Saved the World"
Toth story pencils (Mike Peppe inks) 5 pages = **
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Fantastic Worlds v1 #6 standard sci-fi comic book page art by Alex Toth
Alex Toth
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More Toth posts:
Rex Allen #24
Four Color #1106
Unseen #12

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