Archive for: Alex Toth

Reverse-Engineering Fairbanks

James Romberger constructs a storyboard for Douglas Fairbanks’ silent film classic, The Mark of Zorro.

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Thunderjet! Revisited!

This story is based on fact…The story of a mission, as near to the truth as we can make it!

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Clarity and Intent

Short reviews of recent comics by Toth, Steranko, Swarte, Jodorowsky/Moebius, Brown and Tomine.

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Genius, Clarified

A review of “Setting the Standard”, Greg Sadowski and Fantagraphics’ complete collection of Alex Toth’s influential 1950s work for Standard Comics.

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Genius, Disempowered

IDW’s first volume of their Alex Toth biography is visually gorgeous, but the text supports misconceptions about Toth and about the role of the artist in comics.

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Toth, Internalized

by James Romberger Since I am precisely the type of brutally obsessive yet overly sensitive observer that qualifies me to write for The Hooded Utilitarian, I am unable to ignore a few references I have seen online to my “fannish adoration” of the work of genius cartoonist Alex Toth. Answering them also gives me the […]

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Toth vs. Kubert

by James Romberger In “Man of Rock,” Bill Schelly’s recent biography of Joe Kubert, the well-respected graphic novelist and former DC editor says that he and Alex Toth knew each other well from “way, way back” in the 1940s when they were teenaged cartoonists. Kubert is two years older than Toth, which may have seemed […]

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