Saturday, September 21, 2013

Adventures Into Darkness #5 - Alex Toth art


Adventures Into Darkness v1 #5, 1952 - After breaking into a opulent house, a crooked couple comes across an ancient tome. Consequently, a demon is summoned that grants their every wish. Alex Toth uses a nine-part grid throughout the story, but avoids repetition by slightly varying the layouts. While his drawings seem straightforward, each panel is purposefully designed, careful to contain only the most essential storytelling elements. Toth's heavy shadows and silhouettes contribute to the dark mood of both of his tales. "Murder Mansion" was later reprinted in Seduction of the Innocent #2. Other artists in this issue include Ruben Moreira, Jerry Grandenetti, Art Saaf, John Celardo and George Roussos (cover). This is number 1 of 3 Adventures Into Darkness issues with Toth art and/or covers.
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"Murder Mansion" Toth story pencils (Mike Peppe inks) 8 pages = ***
"The Phantom Hounds of Castle Eyne" Toth story pencils (Mike Peppe inks) 1 page = ***


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