Saturday, March 6, 2010

Young Love #73 - Alex Toth art

Young Love #73, 1969 - A young woman loses her affection for her boyfriend, only to find out he feels exactly the same way. Alex Toth's drawing style became more minimalist during the bronze age, but more experimental with page layout and pacing. Despite the sappy plot, the artist treats it with all due seriousness and sensitivity. His opening splash page of the couple embracing in an apartment setting (see interior page above) is an astonishing composition of mostly rectangular forms. A curtain (or room partition?) reinforces the design in a Mondrian-like manner. It is one of Toth's finest splash pages of the 1970s. This is number 1 of 4 Young Love issues with Toth art and/or covers. See today's posts or more Toth or Young Love issues. See also this blog's Toth checklist.
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"When Love Has Gone" Toth story pencils and inks 6 pages = ****
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