Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Tor #3 - Joe Kubert art & cover, Alex Toth art

Tor v1 #3 st john golden age comic book cover art by Joe Kubert
Joe Kubert
Tor v1 #3, 1954 - A literally explosive cover begins the first non-3D issue of the series. Fine textures and deep, rich colors enhance this outstanding Joe Kubert effort. The same level of artistry continues inside, starting with a serene splash page of Tor, standing at the water's edge of a prehistoric world. More controlled and polished, the artist also provides an exciting two-page pin-up of the caveman captured by an all-female tribe. While Kubert's work comprises most of the issue, Alex Toth steps in to illustrate the back-up "Danny Dreams". His opening page is beautifully idyllic (see interior page below), but subsequent pages lack clarity and effort. This is number 3 of 5 Tor issues with Kubert art and/or covers and number 1 of 1 Tor issues with Toth art and/or covers. See today's posts or more Kubert, Toth or Tor issues. See also this blog's Kubert checklist or Toth checklist.
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Kubert cover pencils and inks = ****
"
Isle of Fire" Kubert story pencils and inks 11 pages = ****
"Snow Trap" Kubert text illos pencils and inks 2 pages = ***
Kubert/Maurer interlude, Kubert pencils and inks 1 page = ***
"Black Valley (including 
Panelrama)" Kubert story pencils and inks 9 pages = ****
"Pteranodon" Kubert pencils and inks 1 page = ***
"Tylosaurus" Kubert pencils and inks 1 page = ****
"Danny Dreams" Toth story pencils and inks 5 pages = **
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Alex Toth

Joe Kubert

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More Kubert posts:
Hollywood Con. #1
Tor v1 #4 st john golden age comic book cover art by Joe Kubert
Tor #4
Our Army at War #184


More Toth posts:
Rex Allen #24
Four Color #1106
Unseen #12

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