5/24/13

Heroic Comics #35 - Alex Toth art


Heroic Comics v1 #35, 1946 - Early in his career, Alex Toth contributed to this series comprised of true life stories. Each tale ranged from one to several pages, usually no longer than five. The two Toth stories that reside here are fairly primitive. The artist has yet to master the visual storytelling skills of his later works and the page layouts are frankly quite poor. The first story's opening panel suffers from minimal effort, and the second gives the impression of repetitive panels. Other artists in this issue include H.C. Kiefer, among others. This is number 3 of 12 Heroic Comics issues with Toth art and/or covers.
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"The Switchboard Heroine" Toth story pencils and inks 5 pages = *
"The Heroic Traffic Cop " Toth story pencils and inks 4 pages = *

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2 comments:

  1. That is one of the most hilarious comic book covers in existence. I wonder who the cover artist was.

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  2. The amateurish cover was typical for the series, and with the exception of Kirby, Mac Raboy, Lou Fine, Sheldon Mayer, Kubert, Barks, Basil Wolverton and others, the 1940s had more bad than good art overall in my opinion.

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