Saturday, April 22, 2017

Red Circle Sorcery #8 - Alex Toth art

Red Circle Sorcery v1 #8, 1974 - Eighteenth century Paris is the setting for this swashbuckling mystery by Alex Toth. A talented swordsman bargains with Death in return for eternal life. Toth's opening page is a masterful design of loosely stacked panels, anchored by a dangling sword. The monochromatic colors only heighten the effect. The remaining pages are drawn equally well and are quickly, but efficiently paced. Even in an obscure title, Toth delivers excellence. Other artists in this issue include Frank Thorne, Carlos Pino and Gray Morrow (art and cover). This is number 1 of 2 Red Circle Sorcery issues with Toth art and/or covers. See today's posts or more Toth or Red Circle Sorcery issues. See also this blog's Toth checklist.
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"The Man Who Tried to Kill Death" Toth story pencils and inks 5 pages = ****
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Alex Toth
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More Toth posts:
Fantastic Worlds #5
House of Secrets #83
Out of the Shadows #11

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