Thursday, December 9, 2010

Big Town #8 - non-attributed Alex Toth cover?


Big Town v1 #8, 1951 - This comic book series complements the CBS television show of the same name, even advertising the fact on the inside front cover. Starting with this issue, Alex Toth begins a series of covers that is uncredited in some comic book guides. Journalist Steve Wilson foils a gunman while his lovely aide looks on. Oddly, he reaches behind and grabs the attacker's head. The scenario, which doesn't occur in any of the stories inside, is far-fetched. Although the figures are oddly juxtaposed, Toth's artwork makes it almost believable. The falling newspaper's headline is a clever device that adds more context to the scene. This is number 1 of 4 Big Town issues with Toth art and/or covers. See today's posts or more Toth or Big Town issues. See also this blog's Toth checklist.
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Toth cover pencils (Sy Barry inks) = **
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More Toth posts:
Unseen #12
Frogmen #5
Crime and Punishment v1 #66 golden age crime comic book cover art by Alex Toth
Crime and Punish. #66

1 comment:

  1. I think it's possible that this cover was penciled or inked by Dan Barry.
    Good blog.

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