Sunday, February 5, 2017

Frontline Combat #12 - Alex Toth, Wally Wood art

Frontline Combat v1 #12, 1953 - This special Air Force issue focuses on aircraft used during the Korean War. Each has its unique characteristics and its own story to tell. Alex Toth's fine artistic effort gives readers the sensation of being in a-state-of- the-art fighter jet. His minimalist approach seems perfectly suited to convey the vastness of open skies. Wally Wood's tale is also enlightening, chronicling a downed pilot's helicopter rescue. Despite some mis-proportioned figures on the opening panel, the artwork is informative but engaging. Interestingly, Wood uses repetitive panel sequences to control the story's pace, Other artists in this issue include George Evans and Jack Davis. This is number 2 of 2 Frontline Combat issues with Toth art and/or covers and number 10 of 13 Frontline Combat issues with Wood art and/or covers. See today's posts or more Wood, Toth or Frontline Combat issues. See also this blog's Wood checklist or Toth checklist.
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"F-86 Sabre Jet" Toth story pencils and inks 7 pages = ***
"H-5" Wood story pencils and inks 8 pages = ***
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Alex Toth (reprint)
Wally Wood (reprint)

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More Toth posts:
Sugar Bowl v1 #1 golden age comic book cover art by Alex Toth
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Limited Coll, Ed. #41
Four Color #790

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