Underoos Concept Art by Alex Toth

June 3, 2023|In General

Alex Toth was one of the true visionaries in the development of the visual language of American comic books. Eschewing the lush brushwork of contemporaries like Milton Caniff and Frank Robbins, he relentlessly simplified his linework and showed that a single line, perfectly placed was worth more than all the hatching and scalloping of lesser talents. He was also a vocal commentator and critic of trends in comics he thought strayed from a positive and progressive path of growth.

By the time he produced these licensing drawings for Underoos, Toth had spent the better part of two decades working in animation, designing characters for Space Ghost, Super Friends and other Saturday morning shows. It’s easy to see why he was one of the go-to people for work of this sort.

Original art scans from Heritage Auctions. Colour versions by me.


Underoos Toth All
Comic book colouring by Scott Dutton

All characters.


Underoos Toth Batgirl
Comic book colouring by Scott Dutton

Batgirl.


Underoos Toth Hulk
Comic book colouring by Scott Dutton

Hulk.


Underoos Toth Spider-Man
Comic book colouring by Scott Dutton

Spider-Man.


Underoos Toth Supergirl
Comic book colouring by Scott Dutton

Supergirl.


Underoos Toth Superman
Comic book colouring by Scott Dutton

Superman.


Underoos Toth Wonder Woman
Comic book colouring by Scott Dutton

Wonder Woman.