Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Weird War Tales #6 - Alex Toth art, Joe Kubert cover

Weird War Tales v1 #6 dc bronze age comic book cover art by Joe KubertWeird War Tales v1 #6 dc bronze age comic book page art by Alex Toth
Weird War Tales v1 #6, 1972 - As Joe Kubert's cover suggests, this issue is dedicated to robot-themed stories. While his cover concept is sound, the artist seems to put less effort than usual in the actual execution. Alex Toth does the intro and concluding pages, following three GIs during an enemy barrage. His first two pages are the most effective, varying line thicknesses to increase depth. Subsequent pages become more graphic as thicker strokes become the norm. Regardless, Toth's work stands out from the rest of the issue. This is number 2 of 3 Weird War Tales issues with Toth art and/or covers. See today's posts or more Toth, Kubert or Weird War Tales issues. See also this blog's Toth checklist or Kubert checklist.
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Kubert cover pencils and inks = **
Toth framing pages pencils and inks 5 pages = ***
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1 comments to date:

JL Cancio said...

Great cover, man. Toth its the best, after Hugo Pratt, of course.