Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Our Army at War #241 - Alex Toth art, Joe Kubert cover & reprint

Joe Kubert
Our Army at War v1 #241 featuring Sgt. Rock, 1972 -  Joe Kubert supplies an intensely compelling cover, as Nazis set their sights on Easy Company. Though Russ Heath does a fine job with the main Sgt. Rock feature, it's Alex Toth's short story that breaks new ground. A trio of Roman centurions gathers in a tavern, recalling their earlier, horrendous duties. Panels abut against each other, giving a crowded, claustrophobic feeling (see interior page below). On the first page, Toth masterfully incorporates the title into a scene to create a powerful metaphor. This award winning tale seems just as impactful today due to both exceptional art and storytelling. The issue also includes a Joe Kubert reprint from G.I. Combat #70. This is number 2 of 3 Our Army at War issues with Toth art and/or covers. See today's posts or more Toth, Kubert or Our Army at War issues. See also this blog's Kubert checklist or Toth checklist.
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Kubert cover pencils and inks = ***
"Dirty Job" Toth story pencils and inks 4 pages = *****
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Alex Toth
Find on ebay: >this issue >Toth >Kubert >G.I. Combat

More Toth posts:
Four Color #790
Joe Yank #6
Boy Loves Girl #43

More Kubert posts:
Weird Horrors #9
Journey into Myst. #21
Three Stooges #1

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