Thursday, May 12, 2011

Black Hood #1 - Alex Toth cover

Black Hood v1 #1 red circle comic book cover art by Alex Toth
Alex Toth
Black Hood v1 #1, 1983 - This vigilante-style hero rides straight into an oncoming car, dodging gunfire along the way. Alex Toth's scene is furious and action-packed, a cover approach not often used by the artist. Amidst the chaos, the artist also manages to insert a voluptuous woman in bondage, perhaps a nod to pre-code comics of the 1950s. The inset on the lower right appears to be drawn by Gray Morrow, who does a fine job on the opening story. Other artists in this issue include Al McWilliams. This is number 1 of 3 Black Hood issues with Toth art and/or covers. See today's posts or more Toth or Black Hood issues. See also this blog's Toth checklist.
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Toth cover pencils and inks = ***
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More Toth posts:
Brave and Bold #53
My Greatest Adv. #81
House of Secrets #63

1 comment:

  1. I think Alex Toth is an "artist's artist" I actually saw him at a 1972 comic con and he was mostly approached by other artists rather than by comics fans.
    Like Ditko, his work does the talking.

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