I was really surprised to hear news that Alex Toth: Edge of Genius Vol. 2 would be hitting store shelves this week. But then again, that might be because until 5-minutes ago I had no idea that there was even a first volume, much less this second installment! Seriously, Alex Toth (1928-2006) is in my Top-3 favorite comic artists, and one of a handful of artists whose work I’m attempting to track down comprehensively…and I hadn’t heard so much as a peep about these collections. I must be getting old.
Anyhow, looks like I’ve got a couple of volumes to track down come first of the month! And here’s the solicitation in case I’m not the only one that didn’t catch this on the radar:
The year 1953 marked a turning point in Toth’s career, and the change is represented in thirty stories from that year. Be it horror, war, romance, or science fiction, here is where Alex decided on his style. See why all of his peers stood up and paid attention. Much of this volume is shot from Toth’s original art work, the rest is Theakstonized for maximum clarity.
Publisher: Pure Imagination, 2008
Color: black and white