Monday, February 27, 2017

Exciting War #8 - Alex Toth art


Exciting War v1 #8, 1952 - A paratrooper and infantryman join forces behind enemy lines, eventually earning each other's respect. Rather than idealized warfare, Alex Toth renders the tale with sincerity and a gritty realism. Each panel is distilled down to basic designs, conveying just enough information. His generous use of silhouettes provide contrast against the more detailed scenes. Toth's final page is especially minimal, yet perfectly matches the tone and setting. This is number 1 of 1 Exciting War issues with Toth art and/or covers.
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"Geronimo Joe" Toth story pencils (Mike Peppe inks) 8 pages = ***

Exciting War v1 #8 standard war comic book page art by Alex Toth
Alex Toth
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