Sunday, 3 January 2010

Dirty Job

Off on my hols for a coupla' weeks, so here's an absolute masterpiece to be getting on with.
This strip, from the Feb 1972 issue of Our Army At War, was written by the late great Bob Haney and illustrated by the equally late great Alex Toth, and might just be the best thing either man ever did. There's really not much you can say about it, other than ' Wow. '




11 comments:

Slickpuppy said...

Wowf. I'd almost forgotten about that one. That's a little gem, that is...

Anonymous said...

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Andrew Wahl said...

Pete:

Happy New Year to you. I have to agree: This one is a a gem. Toth is a brilliant artist and a master designer. Can anyone spot blacks like he could.

Cheers,
Andrew
ComicsBronzeAge.com

cerebus660 said...

Hi Pete. I've nominated you for an award on my blog. Perhaps when you're back from your hols you can put it on your mantelpiece?

Carl√£o said...

WOW! Really amazing! The art, the story... captured THAT MOMENT almost historically...

Ed said...

A great example of Toth's brilliant design sense. How many thousands(millions?)of times have we seen that last scene, and when was it ever more dramatic or impactful?

vollsticks said...

Ohohoho yes!!! Is the comic this is from a anthology with a story about a haunted tank? I have "Dirty Job" included in this anthology, 'll hafta try and dig it out...."Our Army At War" isn't ringing any bells for me, to be honest...that first page is pretty Eisner-ian in it's layout, don't you think?

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