Thursday, October 9, 2014

Groove's Faves: "ComputERR" by Alex Toth

Hey, hey, hey, Groove-philes! What more can you ask for? A cool story (plotted by Sergio Aragones)? Awesome-plus art? Well, that's what ya got here with "ComputERR" by Alex Toth (from Witching Hour #8, February 1970)! Check it out!


  1. Those born after the 1980s will probably wonder what all of the small, vertical, black rectangles are on page one and in the captions thereafter: they represent the look of fortran cards (do a Wikipedia search if 'fortran' is a foreign word to today's computer users), and certainly get across the techno feel of that era. I do have to say that Toth makes an attempt at foreshortening in the final panel which utterly fails. This is surprising, as he was one of comics' very top masters. Still, we all have our 'off' moments. His were very, very rare.

    Best regards,

    Chris A.

  2. Correction: I meant the final panel of page 4, not the last panel of the story. See, I just had an 'off' moment myself!




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