Monday, December 19, 2016

My Only Love #3 - Alex Toth art


My Only Love v1 #3, 1975 - A mousy young woman accompanies her childhood friend who eventually becomes a famous movie actress. This study in contrasting personalities is not uncommon in romance comics. Charlton comics in general were not known for high quality writing or art, particularly in this genre. All the more reason that this Alex Toth story stands out artistically. His opening splash is all the more arresting due to the curvaceousness of his title typography. His rigid panel grids are largely offset by varying points of view. His graphic approach results in very dramatic, yet efficient visual storytelling. As far as I know, this is Toth's only story for Charlton. This is number 1 of 1 My Only Love issues with Toth art and/or covers. See today's posts or more Toth or My Only Love issues. See also this blog's Toth checklist.
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"The Loveliest of All" Toth story pencils and inks 9 pages = ***
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My Only Love v1 #3 chalrton romance comic book page art by Alex Toth
Alex Toth
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Wyatt Earp #13
Intimate Love #19
My Own Rom. #55

1 comment:

  1. Toth drew one other story for Charlton at about the same time called "Bookworm." After he'd drawn it but before he mailed it in, he had a fight with Charlton. They'd sworn to him he was receiving the highest page rate they paid anyone and then he found out that the Neal Adams studio was getting more per page for producing the SIX-MILLION DOLLAR MAN comic magazine. So he never sent in the "Bookworm" art. It's been printed in a few places since Charlton went under.

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