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Out of the Shadows #12 - Alex Toth art


Out of the Shadows v1 #12, 1954 - Eking through life in a small Saharan town, a Frenchman meets a woman who leads him to an ancient treasure and its powerful curse. Alex Toth's linework is often loose and erratic. While his drawings appear harsher, the approach is effective in capturing scenes of chaos and sandstorms. Toth's second tale is more nuanced, chronicling the travels and obsessions of a rich clock collector. Beautifully rendered, the tone is set by the large, visually compelling opening panel. "Images of Sand" was later reprinted in Seduction of the Innocent #4 and "The Man Who Was Always on Time" was later reprinted in Seduction of the Innocent 3-D #2. Other artists in this issue include Rocco Mastroserio and Gene Fawcette. This is number 4 of 4 Out of the Shadows issues with Toth art and/or covers.
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"The Man Who Was Always on Time" Toth story pencils (Mike Peppe inks) 5 pages = ****
"Images of Sand" Toth story pencils (Mike Peppe inks) 6 pages = ***

Out of the Shadows #12 Alex Toth 1950s standard horror comic book page art
Alex Toth
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