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TothPix: Grave Undertaking

Continuing Halloween Month on Toth Tuesdays, here's a scary short story Toth drew for Warren, written by Archie Goodwin, Grave Undertaking. As most Warren magazines were in black and white, Toth often used duo-shade or grey tone washes and other media to take advantage and experiment. Given that these stories originally appeared magazine size, even larger than the typical comic book, it's a shame to present these in a smaller format, but at least the story is here in its entirety, all cleaned up and de-yellowed. I'll post about favorite panels from this story on Thursday or next week. Til then, enjoy...!

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Creepy Dave

I was a fan since his first show, preferring Dave Letterman's talk show to anything else out there. He was goofy and smart, a throwback, paying homage to and following in the footsteps of Steve Allen, the true trailblazer and pioneer of the comedy talk show format. Just beneath the surface (and sometimes not so much), there was a bitter, weird and cruel edge to his monologues and interviews. As long as he kept it in balance and in check, things were good. And in the aftermath of 9/11, and after his surgery, marriage and birth of his son, he shone. Dave spoke with passion and common sense and empathy. His bitter edge had softened, while his comedy was still on the mark. But for some reason, that callous quality rose to the surface and took over. He's been brutal with those he interviews, unrelenting and merciless, especially to those he obviously disagrees politically, all while fawning over those he sees eye-to-eye. With no balance, his show became less entertaining, and the worst - less funny. Now with his latest revelation, it's not so much a surprise. He and his actions are nor nearly on the same level of creepy (his word) as that of Roman Polanski, but he's right, quite creepy. I'm going to find it hard to watch his show from now on, and haven't watched much the last several years anyway. Too creepy, Dave.