Thursday, May 19, 2016

Heroic Comics #39 - Alex Toth art


Heroic Comics v1 #39, 1946 - This early Alex Toth work is not one of his most memorable, sad to say. The story of two boys falling through the ice in a Central Park pond is told with little flourish. I found it odd that their rescuer, an unemployed ex-Coast Guardsman, would brazenly ask for a job as a reward afterward. Toth’s style is easily recognizable, although his DC comics of the same period showed much more potential. The opening scene of the rescue itself is framed in an unnecessarily amorphous shape that detracts rather than adds to the storytelling. Still, Toth thought enough of it to put his name on the lower right of the panel. Other artists in this issue include H.C. Kiefer, among others. This is number 6 of 12 Heroic Comics issues with Toth art and/or covers. See today's posts or more Toth or Heroic Comics issues. See also this blog's Toth checklist.
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"Forever Vigilant" Toth story pencils and inks 2 pages = **
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More Toth posts:
Crime and Punishment v1 #66 golden age crime comic book cover art by Alex Toth
Crime and Punish. #66
Four Color #1066
Crime and Punishment v1 #68 golden age crime comic book cover art by Alex Toth
Crime and Punish. #68

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