Friday, April 14, 2017

Fantastic Worlds #6 - Alex Toth art & cover

Fantastic Worlds #6 golden age science fiction comic book cover art by Alex Toth
Alex Toth
Fantastic Worlds v1 #6, 1952 - A boy witnesses an alien invasion, yet Alex Toth's artwork is fairly straightforward. Captions and word balloons are more intrusive than normal, taking up valuable space for the artist's drawings. Most disappointing is the opening panel, where the lack of depth and detail make the world-changing event into a mundane occurrence. Toth's cover (unrelated to the story) is significantly better. The razor-toothed coils of the man-eating plant circle around the victim to create a strong focal point. Other artists in this issue include George Roussos and John Celardo. This is number 2 of 2 Fantastic Worlds issues with Toth art and/or covers.
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Toth cover pencils (Mike Peppe inks) = ***
"The Boy Who Saved the World" Toth story pencils (Mike Peppe inks) 5 pages = **


Fantastic Worlds #6 golden age science fiction comic book page art by Alex Toth
Alex Toth
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