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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.
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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 = ***

Alex Toth
Frank Frazetta
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2 comments:

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

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