Saturday, November 12, 2011

Battlefront #5 - Alex Toth art


Battlefront v1 #5, 1956 - An overzealous lieutenant takes over a tank command, leading his men into enemy territory. Alex Toth's visual storytelling has little excitement but compensates with clarity and careful design. Panels are numerous and on the smaller side, but to the artist's credit the scenes inside the tank are appropriately crowded and claustrophobic. The inks, perhaps by John Celardo, are passively applied but generally adequate. Toth's subtlety is a stark contrast to the cover's over-the-top violence. This is number 1 of 1 Battlefront issues with Toth art and/or covers.
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"Terror of the Tank Men" Toth story pencils (John Celardo? inks) 7 pages = ***
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Battlefront v1 #5 golden age war standard comic book page art by Alex Toth
Alex Toth
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