Friday, October 25, 2013

Weird War Tales #5 - Joe Kubert cover, Alex Toth art

Weird War Tales v1 #5 dc bronze age comic book cover art by Joe Kubert
Joe Kubert
Weird War Tales v1 #5, 1971 - Previously containing reprints, Weird War Tales begins inserting more original works. Joe Kubert sets the tone with an eerie, astral projection-themed cover (note that the name on the ghost's uniform references fellow artist Neal Adams). Alex Toth makes his debut on the title, deftly illustrating the framing pages (see interior page below). Gritty and raw, his artwork perfectly bookends the stories. Other artists in this issue include Russ Heath. This is number 1 of 3 Weird War Tales issues with Toth art and/or covers.
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Kubert cover pencils and inks = ***
Toth
framing pages pencils and inks 5 pages = ***

Weird War Tales v1 #5 dc bronze age comic book page art by Alex Toth
Alex Toth
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