Sunday, April 23, 2017

Creepy #125 - Alex Toth, Alex Nino art


Creepy v1 #125, 1981 - A traveling freak show arrives in a small rural town, where crowds immediately flock to see the twisted and bizarre. Alex Toth rarely inked other people's work, but here he supplies finishes over Carmine Infantino's pencils. There's enough similarity in styles to be compatible. Toth does tend to dominate, in this case clearly adding a disturbing dimension to the artwork. In Alex Nino's tale, a mobster makes a deal with a leprechaun, giving him control over 1930s Chicago. Despite his strong page and panel designs, his drawings are too distorted bordering on cartoonish. Given the story's theme and setting, the approach seems far off the mark. Other artists in this issue include Martin Salvador and Alfredo Alcala. See today's posts or more Nino, Toth or Creepy issues. See also this blog's Nino checklist or Toth checklist.
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"Circus of the Bizarre" Toth story inks (Carmine Infantino pencils) 5 pages (black and white) = ***
"Top Dog" Nino story pencils and inks 8 pages = **

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Alex Nino
Alex Toth
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More Nino posts:
Weird War #31
Rima the Jungle Girl v1 #2 dc bronze age comic book cover art by Joe Kubert
Rima #2
House of Secrets #153
More Toth posts:
Hot Wheels v1 #1 dc 1970s bronze age comic book cover art by Alex Toth
Hot Wheels #1
Zorro 4C #882
Young Love #73

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