Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Colt .45 #6 - Alex Toth art

Colt .45 v1 #6 dell western 1960s silver age comic book page art by Alex Toth
Colt .45 v1 #6, 1960 - Alex Toth drew relatively few lengthy western tales for Dell Publishing, more often producing short back-up stories such as the one in this issue. Newly released from prison, an ex-gunslinger seeks one of the jury members that sent him there. The first panel is a bird's eye view of the back of a general store, a vantage point that looks more like the choice of a cinematographer than comic book artist. As usual, Toth does what it takes to tell the story concisely yet uniquely, even with a meager four pages to work with. This is number 1 of 1 Colt .45 issues with Toth art and/or covers. See today's posts or more Toth issues. See also this blog's Toth checklist.
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"The Gunslinger" Toth story pencils and inks 4 pages = ***

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