Friday, January 10, 2014

Witching Hour #12 - Alex Toth, Wally Wood art


Witching Hour v1 #12, 1970 - Searching for a lost talisman, a young man confronts a powerful witch in Los Angeles to get it back. Alex Toth's eclectic works in some cases, such as the witch's dramatic first appearance (see interior page below), but other scenes seem lacking in information. His one full-page splash (page 6) is a chaotic mess of a layout. Even his intro page, which opens the issue, is more artfully drawn. Similarly disappointing are Wally Wood's tale of housewife lured into the occult. His inking over Gil Kane's pencils are scant, lacking detail in many of the panels. These artists have collaborated before, with far better results. This is number 10 of 10 Witching Hour issues with Toth art and/or covers and number 1 of 2 Witching Hour issues with Wood art and/or covers.
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Toth intro pencils and inks 1 page = ***
"Double Edge" Toth story pencils and inks 8 pages = **
"Doublecross" Wood story inks (Gil Kane pencils) 9 pages = **

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Alex Toth
Wally Wood
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More Toth posts:
Four Color #845
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Exciting War #8


More Wood posts:
Daredevil #11
Frontline Combat v1 #13 ec golden age comic book cover art by Wally Wood
Frontline Combat #13
All-Star Comics #62

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