Vampirella #108 - Alex Toth art

Vampirella v1 #108, 1982 - The final story of the issue introduces Torpedo, a mob hitman with a contract out on a beautiful woman. Alex Toth's style ends itself perfectly to this film noir gangster tale. He strictly adheres to a format of six equal sized panels per page, reminiscent of his 1950s work on Dell's Four Color comics. It makes the title page much less impactful than usual, but it has little to no effect on the enjoyment of the remaining pages. On page four, the artist uses a solid black panel for a sexual intercourse scene, cleverly leaving the visual to the reader's imagination. The entire story does showcase Toth's masterful sense of design, conveying what needs to be told and nothing more. This is number 2 of 3 Vampirella issues with Toth art and/or covers.
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"Torpedo 1936
" Toth story pencils and inks 8 pages (black and white) = ***

Alex Toth
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