Wednesday, March 29, 2017

This is War #5 - Alex Toth art


This is War v1 #5, 1952 - A sergeant with faltering eyesight is relieved from combat duty, much to his disappointment. Alex Toth's artwork is succinct and capably drawn, but nothing exceptional. The story opens with a large title panel, depicting the soldier at his desk as his mind imagines recent events. Toth creatively uses cigarette smoke to waft upward and expand, creating the borders for the character's thoughts. This is the artistic highlight of the story, as the remaining pages adhere to mostly repetitive panel layouts. Other artists in this issue include Rocco Mastroserio. This is number 1 of 3 This is War issues with Toth art and/or covers.
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"Show Them How To Die" Toth story pencils (John Celardo? inks) 6 pages = ***

This is War v1 #5 standard comic book page art by Alex Toth
Alex Toth
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