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Comic 2962 - Ep. 38, Page 50

7th Oct 2019, 8:29 PM in Episode 38 :: Save My Place | Load My Place
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smbhax 7th Oct 2019, 8:29 PM edit delete

From "Torpedo 1936," written by Enrique Sánchez Abulí, art by Alex Toth. First publication Creepy (Spain) #32, February 1982. First English publication Vampirella #108, September 1982.


On Friday I finished going through that digital stack of graphic novels I'd wanted to read through in my free trial month of Comixology Unlimited—ended up skimming a lot of them just for the art, or skipping entirely after seeing the first few pages. : P Two stood out:

- "Black Magic" by Masamune Shirow: one of his early works and just a lot of silly, semi-fantasy sci-fi fun with killer robots and stuff.

- The first, Alex Toth-drawn "Torpedo 1936" story in the collected "Torpedo Vol. 1," written by Enrique Sánchez Abulí; Toth drew the first two short stories, although it looks like he rushed the second one. But his clearly delineated black and white art in the first story (there is some slight nudity) is breathtaking, and a clear inspiration for Frank Miller's style in his "Sin City" crime comics from the '90s, as you may be able to see in that panel I posted above. "Torpedo 1936" probably also inspired Miller's writing and, unfortunately, depiction of women in that series.