Jimmy Wakely #6 - Frank Frazetta, Alex Toth art

Jimmy Wakely v1 #6, 1950 - In “The Million Dollar Tombstone”, a prospector enters wild Arizona during the late 1800s and changes the American west forever. Frank Frazetta splendidly details each panel, despite the short story length. The panoramic view on the first page (see interior page below) is among his best opening panels of the early 50s. Alex Toth contributes a trio of tales, all of which reveal a struggling young artist. Some of the layouts show progress from previous issues (particularly page 6 of "The Mesa of Murderous Melody”). In general though, Toth's drawings lack enthusiasm. Other artists in this issue include Martin Naydel and Gil Kane. This is number 3 of 4 Jimmy Wakely issues with Frazetta art and/or covers and number 6 of 15 Jimmy Wakely issues with Toth art and/or covers.
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“The Million Dollar Tombstone” Frazetta story pencils and inks 3 pages = ***
"The Treasure at Rainbow’s End" Toth story pencils (Frank Giacoia inks) 6 pages = *
"The Two Lives of Jimmy Wakely” Toth story pencils (Bob Lander inks) 11 pages = *
"The Mesa of Murderous Melody” Toth story pencils (Bob Lander inks) 8 pages = *

Alex Toth

Frank Frazetta
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