Saturday, October 12, 2013

Adventures Into Darkness #8 - Alex Toth art

Adventures Into Darkness v1 #8, 1953 - Two horrific Alex Toth tales stand out from the rest of the issue. In the first, newlyweds become trapped in the hi-tech, mechanical house built by a jealous suitor. The second story tells of shipwreck survivors afloat in a raft and their decision to leave a man in the water. While the latter has more texture and cross-hatching, the former is more elegantly designed and paced (see interior page below). Both show the hallmarks of Toth's work: streamlined shapes and darkened panels. Other artists in this issue include Charles Sultan, Sam Citron and Rocco "Rocke" Mastroserio (cover). This is number 2 of 3 Adventures Into Darkness issues with Toth art and/or covers. See today's postsToth or Adventures Into Darkness issues. See also this blog's Alex Toth checklist.
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"The House That Jackdaw Built" Toth story pencils (Mike Peppe inks) 7 pages = ***
"The Twisted Hands" Toth story pencils (Mike Peppe inks) 5 pages = ***
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Alex Toth
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Hot Wheels #2
Four Color #920
TV Stars #3

1 comment:

  1. If anyone's interested I animated up a little 30 second imaginary ad for Rocco "Rocke" Mastroserio's cover to this issue (heh, not a speck of Toth to be found however -- sorry) -->