2 thoughts on “Look Here, Read: “The Girl in the Golden Flower,” with pencils by Alex Toth

  1. Thank you for posting this story; I’ve been looking for it for over forty years!

    I first read this story when I was 9 years old in 1969. I couldn’t have owned the book which reprinted it or else I would have remembered more, but it must’ve been DC Special (1968 series) #3 (after I found your above posting of this story I found it on the GCD site). The real reason it stuck with me was for ONE SINGLE PANEL in it: the one with the lead character (Brad) dreaming that he was running though a storm of giant raindrops, which really etched itself into my young imagination.

    All these last 42 years, I couldn’t remember anything else about it, not the story, the title, or the names of the creators, and it’s often/occasionally made me wonder about it and search for it, but I never had enough in my memory to go on.

    So, thanks again!


  2. You’re welcome, Norm. It’s easy to see why that panel would stick in your head. Of course, I would say that. One of the comics stories that made a big impression on me as a kid was “If I Were King,” published in Red Circle Sorcery #9 in 1974. Although I was too young to be bothered with the credits at that time, I eventually learned the artist’s name — Alex Toth — and he has remained a favourite of mine ever since.


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