Sunday, May 26, 2019

Romancing The Toth

Sundat Toth Treasures.

Having shared all of my selfmade scans of Alex Toth's late forties and early fifties western stories, I am not quite sure where to continue next. To tide things over, I have a selfcleaned scan of one of Toth's rare contributions to editor Stan Lee's Timely-Atlas Comics. It was first published in My Own Romance #55 in January 1957. A late entry for Toth, but at least he signed it.


バーンズ エリック said...

I'm for more of the romance stuff, especially stories like this where the lead doesn't have to give up her dreams to find love (though the romance with her employer is still problematic).

Maybe it's just me, but there's a real resemblance to Don Heck's art here. Similar influences, I guess, particularly Milton Caniff.

comicstripfan said...

Alex Toth from a Comic Book Artist interview dated February, 2000: “[R]omance was very special. It dealt with emotions in a different way than the slam-bang adventure stuff. There are a lot of things under the surface... a line of dialogue could say "this," but the expression of the person would say "that”…there were all of these little nuances of line readings, acting, reacting, interpretation, layers of character, personality, integrity, etc., people bouncing off each other... that was suddenly very grown-up, as opposed to the slam-bang... It was a whole new ballgame, and it forced me to really pay attention, and look, learn and listen.” He went on to say that the best romance writing was by Kim Aamodt. The last 3 panels of progressive close-ups here are particularly effective.