Sunday, August 28, 2016

Thrilling Adventure Stories #2 - Neal Adams cover, Alex Toth, Walt Simonson art

Thrilling Adventure Stories #2 comic book magazine cover by Neal Adams
Neal Adams
Thrilling Adventure Stories v1 #2, 1975 - Along with a handful of short-lived comics, Atlas/Seaboard also produced this magazine-sized comic during the 1970s. The Neal Adams cover captures your attention immediately with its strange prehistoric-looking monster. The barbaric couple remains defiant, and the man looks a little too suspiciously like Marvel's Ka-Zar. Alex Toth chronicles a lone cop's war against the drug trade. Fast paced and frenetic, his limited use of frames add an illustrative, montage-like quality. Toth's visual storytelling is some of his most experimental and innovative. Walt Simonson teams up with writer Archie Goodwin on a story set in feudal Japan. The artist's layouts are superbly designed, with drawings rich in graphic texture (see interior page below). Other artists in this issue include Jack Sparling and John Severin. This is number 1 of 1 Thrilling Adventure Stories issues with Adams art and/or covers, number 1 of 1 Thrilling Adventure Stories issues with Toth art and/or covers and number 1 of 1 Thrilling Adventure Stories issues with Simonson art and/or covers. See today's posts or more Adams, Toth, Simonson or Thrilling Adventure Stories issues. See also this blog's Adams checklist, Top 10 Adams comics, Toth checklist or Simonson checklist.
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Adams cover pencils and inks = ***
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The Temple of the Spider" Simonson story pencils and inks 11 pages (black and white) = ****
"A Job Well Done" Toth story pencils and inks 7 pages (black and white) = ***
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Walt Simonson
Alex Toth
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More Adams posts:
Neal Adams Treas. #2
Teen Titans #22
Adv. of Jerry Lewis #101


More Toth posts:
Boy Loves Girl #47
House of Secrets #48
Detective Comics #442

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