Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Comic Artist Alex Toth Passes Away

Alex Toth, a comic artist that made the transition to film and TV, died at the age of 77 over the weekend. Toth began his storied career as a teenager writing for Famous Funnies during the early 1940s. After high school he worked for DC on a range of titles including Dr. Mid-Nite, The Atom and Green Lantern.

Toth worked at Standard Comics for a few years in the early 1950s before serving in the U.S. Army. While in the Army, he wrote a strip called Joe Fury for the base paper. After the Army, Toth eventually went to work for the Western Publishing Co., doing comic adaptations of movies and TV shows including Zorro and The Land Unknown. From there, Toth worked for Hanna-Barbara Productions for nearly 20 years doing storyboards and designs for animated shows like The Herculoids, Johnny Quest, Josie and the Pussycats, Space Ghost, Fantastic Four and the Super Friends. Toth's career included lots of other projects not mentioned here and he continued to stay active in comics after transitioning to TV and film. The entire Mister Fanboy staff sends their condolences to his family.


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