Friday, January 03, 2014

Alex Toth's Johnny Thunder

Here is a great page of Alex Toth artwork that I purchased back in 1975 and owned for over thirty years.

And here is how the artwork looks as printed in 1951's All American Western #121 from DC Comics.

Yes, I know I'm a little out of focus on the four-color page but you're seeing correctly if you notice that the jet-black India ink that Sy Barry applied to Mr. Toth's pencils did not print nearly as darkly as anyone might have hoped.

This Johnny Thunder tale even made it into the DC reprint volume entitled The Greatest 1950s Stories Ever Told. Anyway, I thought it might be fun to compare the before with the after.


At 6:07 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wonder how many current heroes stole their names from Western heroes (besides Johnny Thunder and Black Lightning?) :)

At 6:21 AM, Blogger hayfamzone said...

And did you catch that Green Arrow was referred to as The Vigilante for the first season and a half of Arrow on the CW network?


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