Saturday, October 15, 2011

Joe Yank #8 - Alex Toth cover

Alex Toth
Joe Yank v1 #8, 1952 - Two American soldiers pummel their Communist counterparts on this unabashedly patriotic Alex Toth cover (how one was able to climb up on the shoulders of the enemy seems more playful than serious). The small circles conveying points of impact are characteristic of the artist's work, but also appear tame compared to the brutality of other war comics. These reservations aside, Toth's keen draftsmanship is still a sight to behold, standing out from other silver age covers of the era. This is number 3 of 4 Joe Yank issues with Toth art and/or covers. See today's posts or more Toth or Joe Yank issues. See also this blog's Toth checklist.
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Toth cover pencils and inks = ***
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More Toth posts:
My Greatest Adv. #81
House of Secrets #63
Lovers #67

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