Monday, September 4, 2017

The Rook #3 - Alex Toth art


The Rook v1 #3, 1979 - Contrasting against the title's science fiction theme, Alex Toth engages readers with a 1930s-era adventure (originally intended for a French publisher). Jesse Bravo, a Hollywood stunt pilot, finds himself embroiled in a mystery involving gangsters and aristocrats. Writer as well as artist, Toth has full command of the storytelling. His artwork pays homage to the serialized newspaper adventure strips of past decades. Perfectly paced and laid out, the pages display a mastery and splendor not often seen in black and white. The story continues into the next issue. Other artists in this issue include Lee Elias, Alfredo Alcala and Bob Larkin (cover). This is number 1 of 2 Rook issues with Toth art and/or covers. See today's posts or more Toth or Rook issues. See also this blog's Toth checklist.
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"Bravo for Adventure pt. 1" Toth story pencils and inks 25 pages (black & white) = *****
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Alex Toth
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More Toth posts:
House of Secrets #63
Lovers #67
My Greatest Adv. #60

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