Sunday, March 15, 2015

Jimmy Wakely #4 - Frank Frazetta, Alex Toth art

Jimmy Wakely v1 #4, 1950 - Alex Toth illustrates two stories featuring the title character. Sadly, his efforts seem strained and almost hurried. Poorly drawn faces and figures abound. Joe Giella's inks further dampen the artwork. By contrast, Frank Frazetta's back-up story is active and entertaining. In the opening scene, Jesse James and his gang arrive in an unsuspecting town, their figures bursting from the panel (see interior page below). Frazetta's brutish faces and muscular horses fill much of the pages, strengthening the aesthetic. This story was later reprinted in Blackhawk #118. This is number 2 of 4 Jimmy Wakely issues with Frazetta art and/or covers and number 4 of 15 Jimmy Wakely issues with Toth art and/or covers. See today's posts or more Frazetta, Toth or Jimmy Wakely issues. See also this blog's Toth checklist, Frazetta checklist or Top 10 Frazetta comics.
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"Where There's Smoke There's Gunfire” Toth story pencils (Joe Giella inks) 11 pages = *
"Outlaws of the Night” Toth story pencils (Joe Giella inks) 8 pages = *
“The Town Jesse James Couldn’t Rob” Frazetta story pencils and inks 3 pages = ***
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Alex Toth

Frank Frazetta
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More Frazetta posts:
Forbidden Worlds #3
Thrilling Comics #71
Frank Frazetta Buck Rogers 1950s golden age science fiction comic book cover / Famous Funnies #216
Famous Funnies #216

More Toth posts:
Unseen #12
Frogmen #5
Crime and Punishment v1 #66 golden age crime comic book cover art by Alex Toth
Crime and Punish. #66


  1. No link to view the Frazetta page- the thumbnail looks nice though.