Sunday, November 25, 2012

The Best Two Pages In Comics

It's a little known fact that Alex Toth is responsible for the best two pages in ALL of comics throughout the entire history of the medium. It's true. It's now on the Internet so it's got to be true. The likes of Action Comics #1 and Detective Comics #27 were well-worn paving stones to the path of immortal perpetuity that Toth was able to tread when creating these two pages.

The two pages in question are pages 3 and 4 of issue #1 of The Witching Hour. First published in 1969, these two pages were so powerful, they allowed the title to carry on for 85 issues, a full 9 years, based solely on their artistic merit. They set the entire premise for the series in a blaze of atmosphere, character design and conception.

Even beyond their untimely demise, the characters have inserted themselves in other seminal works of comic canon. (ahem, The Sandman) OK, not Egor, but still...

So without adieu, I give you the TWO MOST IMPORTANT PAGES IN ALL OF COMICS!

That these two pages are the first appearance of Cynthia is merely a happy coincidence. Honest.
And for all the fan artists out there, she has Cat's Eyes.

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