Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Western Gunfighters #24 - Alex Toth art


Western Gunfighters v1 #24, 1957 - A new marshal runs up against the local bully in this gritty frontier tale. The majority of Alex Toth's panels are purposefully dark and moody, suggesting the pervasive fear of the townspeople. The artist infuses each page with an abundance of textures to increase interest and depth. One of the many excellent scenes is the depiction of the bully's gang in the shadows of a leafy tree (page four). Another is the climactic gunfight, where the marshal draws his weapon with unexpected speed. Alex Toth delivers one of the best western tales of his career. Other artists in this issue include Chuck Miller, Pete Morisi, Don Heck, Joe Maneely and John Severin (cover). This is number 1 of 1 Western Gunfighters issues with Toth art and/or covers. See today's posts or more Toth or Western Gunfighters issues. See also this blog's Alex Toth checklist.
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"His Back to the Wall" Toth story pencils and inks 7 pages = *****
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