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Tothfans is 3 years old!


      Contributed by:tothfans on Tue, October 19, 2004 / 12:10am CDT in News

Well, Murphy has been working against me lately.

First, Tothfans went down sometime last night. Then as I was building up a new Server today, I realized that I had missed announcing our Third Anniversary on October 18th! What a day for the server to crash…

So Happy Third Anniversary everyone! And once again thanks to Alex and all of Tothfans’ contributors and


Batman Annotated returns!


      Contributed by:tothfans on Tue, October 5, 2004 / 12:10am CDT in News

Batman is back! We gave you a brief one-month look at this last spring and at some Toth fans' requests we've brought it back -- Alex Toth's one and only Batman comic book story with his annotations, "Death Flies the Haunted Sky". There are insights from Alex about how the story originated, about comics layout and "insider's" knowledge from the


Postponed Honeymoon & No Love for Me Annotated


      Contributed by:tothfans on Tue, August 10, 2004 / 12:08am CDT in News

Looking back through time at comics done 50 years ago Toth is the only person who could really give us an insight into what it was like to draw for the comics, panel after panel, page after page, day after day.

These two Lev Gleason romance stories are from Boy Loves Girl #47: "Postponed Honeymoon" (6/1954) and "


Black Canary - Part II


      Contributed by:tothfans on Tue, July 20, 2004 / 12:07am CDT in News

Well, the the wait is over! The Black Canary annotated Part II is here.. Enjoy!


Black Canary Annotated - Part I!


      Contributed by:tothfans on Mon, June 21, 2004 / 12:06am CDT in News

No matter who created her, no one's ever put such a sexy mark on her as Toth, and in the Seventies his deliniation of The Black Canary for Adventure Comics upstaged the cover girl, Supergirl. How could one comics title have so much to stir up pubescing adolescent boys?

TV's "Kung Fu" may have had the moves but Toth's Black


Update: Toth issue of the Comics Journal


      Contributed by:tothfans on Sat, June 19, 2004 / 12:06am CDT in News

Dirk Deppey, Managing Editor of "The Comics Journal" has sent us an update on the contents of the upcoming Comics Journal Toth issue.

“TCJ #262 will contain over 30 pages of Toth's comics from the 1950s, including several classic tales from the Gleason comics series "Crime and Punishment," plus a romance strip from the same era. The interview is an archival conversation with


Toth issue of the Comics Journal


      Contributed by:tothfans on Thu, June 17, 2004 / 12:06am CDT in News

As mentioned in the Forums, the Comics Journal #262 will be spotlighting Alex Toth! The June 2004 Diamond Previews Catalog has the details, so don't miss out on preordering you issue now!. Look for more details on this site soon!

Release date: August 18 2004


America's Greatest Comics AD


      Contributed by:tothfans on Sat, May 22, 2004 / 12:05am CDT in News

Bill Black sent this sample of what is appearing on the back cover of June issues of AC Comics. The shipping date for "America's Greatest Comics" is July / August.

Our congratulations to Tothfan James Ritchey III for his newest incarnation of The Green Lama. (and where can we get the name and phone number of the


Catching Candids


      Contributed by:tothfans on Sun, April 4, 2004 / 12:04am CST in News

More wisdom from the Master. In this session, Toth discuses thinking through and having your Characters 'Act'. ’Catching Candids’


A New Never-Before-Seen Toth Cover! and a new all-Toth book from AC Comics!


      Contributed by:tothfans on Wed, March 10, 2004 / 12:03am CST in News


Coming July 2004!

Bill Black of AC Comics tells us he has solicited "America's Greatest Comics" no. 10 with a 'Spotlight on Alex Toth'. It will be a 52-page comic with a new never-before-seen cover by Toth, several complete stories such as "Danny's Dream", art from "Sea Hunt", "Time Machine", "Darby O'Gill", "77 Sunset Strip",


Thinking Excercise


      Contributed by:tothfans on Sun, March 7, 2004 / 12:03am CST in News

Think you know it all? Think again! And try Toth's Thinking Exercise, which I think really works, I think.


Look and see


      Contributed by:tothfans on Mon, February 23, 2004 / 12:02am CST in News

See faces as they are. Toth advises us to make an omelet and ignore the “Ol‘ Egg-head things!”. Look and see


A New Logo for 'Tothfans.com' from The Man himself!


      Contributed by:tothfans on Sat, February 7, 2004 / 12:02am CST in News

We thought we were "officially" Toth's web site before -- Alex sent this new logo via post card for his web site and future 'personalized' post cards. Our reaction? Drop dead awestruck!

And as if this wasn't earthshaking enough, you have 24 hours, Toth-ites, before even more awesome stuff comes your way! So hang on to your butts and keep your bodices pinned on tight...


Toth on style


      Contributed by:tothfans on Wed, February 4, 2004 / 12:02am CST in News

Toth is a keen observer of style and always ‘costumes’ his figures well. He never shortcut the costumes in his art, they always befit the character, setting, era and needs of the story.

In this latest column, Toth gives some tips to us Tyros on observing style. Some good advice all ‘inkdippers’ should listen to. Sense of style you


More Annotated


      Contributed by:tothfans on Sat, January 31, 2004 / 12:01am CST in News

More Annotated with Sy Barry's inks on The Australian Code Mystery, and some of the the famous "back pages". Enjoy!


Annotated Love is in the Air


      Contributed by:tothfans on Sat, January 24, 2004 / 12:01am CST in News

Well it may not be Valentine's Day yet, but here at Tothfans Love is in the air with two new Annotated Love stories by Toth - "Appointment with Love" and "I Do".


Annotated in time for the New Year.


      Contributed by:tothfans on Tue, December 30, 2003 / 12:12am CST in News

Two new annotated stories Turner's Treasure and The Stuff That Dreams Are Made Of. Now I though there were only "Seven deadly sins" but Toth has now identified the Eighth!


December updates


      Contributed by:tothfans on Sat, December 13, 2003 / 12:12am CST in News

Some great new art on display in the Gallery this month including Toth's only known drawing of The Phantom, a fantastic Errol Flynn and Pinocchio!

Also not to be missed in participating in this years Holiday card to Alex. Nicolas is working on a follow-up to last year's card.


Page of the Day Returns


      Contributed by:tothfans on Sun, November 23, 2003 / 12:11am CST in News

Tothfans.com returns the "Page of the Day" feature. Enjoy!


"Page of the Day" on Hiatus.


      Contributed by:tothfans on Sat, November 1, 2003 / 12:11am CST in News

Hey folks. In case you didn't notice, I did not post any "Page of the Day" content this week. So your are probably wondering "what is going on?"

Well, my job has been keeping me very, very busy and I have not been able to find any spare time to scan and/or post them. Thus rather than continue to present an empty calendar page with no image, I thought it would be better to put the


"Hold Soflty, Hand of Death" Annotated.


      Contributed by:tothfans on Sat, October 25, 2003 / 12:10am CDT in News

"What could the secret be of that man on the beach in his lonely wheelchair? If you've been following the creepy story, "Hold Soflty, Hand of Death" in the Page Of The Day, then check out Toth's annotations. And watch out for those obsessions..."


Two new AnnoToths!


      Contributed by:tothfans on Sun, October 5, 2003 / 12:10am CDT in News

Toth takes on Andre LeBlanc and Mort Meskin. The classroom is here and the lectures in session as The Man takes us through Meskin's Vigilante story - "The Rookie who fought a Ghost" and LeBlanc’s “Intellectual Amos


Toth annotates Meskin's Vigilante!


      Contributed by:tothfans on Sat, September 20, 2003 / 12:09am CDT in News

The updates keep coming. Toth annotates Mort Meskin’s Vigilante story "Fiddler’s Fee". This annotated contains Toth’s reminiscence and analysis. A fun and educational read!

Thanks to Dylan Williams for sharing this!


Paolo again adds art to the Gallery


      Contributed by:tothfans on Fri, September 19, 2003 / 12:09am CDT in News

Our fellow Toth fan Paolo Giovenale has sent us a second set of art for the Toth fans gallery. His last contribution was fantastic, so go now to see what is in this new collection!


New Galley Art!


      Contributed by:tothfans on Sun, September 7, 2003 / 12:09am CDT in News

Your humble webmaster has been behind in his duties, but you Tothfans have not! Thus we have Gallery contributions from Tothfans Don (the scan of Toth's art for sale) and Leif (Young romance pages) to enjoy.

Note: Warring I left Leif's scans as they were posted so they will be slow downloads. But they are well worth the wait!