Monday, May 16, 2011


GENIUS, ISOLATED: THE LIFE AND ART OF ALEX TOTH by Dean Mullaney and Bruce Canwell is an oversized tribute and analysis of the life and art of Toth. It's the first of 3 hardcover volumes.

GENIUS, ISOLATED is has many, many examples of Toth's original and published art. It's hard to describe the care and bounty of images. For me, as a casual consumer of Toth -- I knew who he was since I read his "Death Flies the Haunted Sky" story in Detective Comics #442 (Aug/Sept 1974), which was on sale 37 years ago this month -- the book is a primer about the man and why he is important.

Just visiting, you get the idea of his impact on TV animation, comic book story and pacing -- as well the impact on his colleagues. This is the kind of book that deserves your support.

GENIUS, ISOLATED is a worthy addition to your bookshelf of comic book scholarship.

Related: Michael Sporn Animation has posted some 1960s comic book art by Toth.

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