Never read anything Toth but just googled his Zorro work and it looks really cool.
Bit off topic: seriously considering trying out the Tintin books but I'm affraid it's too childish but I know lot of people love Tintin, not just kids.
(Haunted Horror is freaking awesome BTW)
Toth's Zorro work is excellent for the most part (there are some clearly rushed stories), but the writing leaves a lot to be desired. There's also a colour Hermes Press hardcover of this run, but I much prefer the grey toned version (as did Toth himself).
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Setting the Standard is a good selection of his work across different genres, but is very hit and miss in terms of writing (hope you like 1950's romance comics!). If you want a sample of great Toth art and stories, I'd go for Blazing Combat and Corpse on the Imjin. Each book features 3 Toth stories (along with a ton of other great artists: Joe Kubert, Joe Orlando, John Severin, Russ Heath etc.), written by Archie Goodwin and Harvey Kurtzman respectively.
This is another problem with Toth: he did a ton of work, but it's reprinted in bits and pieces all over the place. Maybe one day DC will release a Toth omnibus (Chiarello: get it done!), and then I'll be able to recommend an all-Toth book without qualifying it with "...but the writing's a bit crappy". The Genius books are excellent, but focus on the art rather than the stories. Vols. 1 & 2 reprint a lot of full stories, but also frustrating random pages.
Got a new release date from Amazon for Blacksad Amarillo today, October 21st. Looking forward to it.
Don't know if it has been pinpointed yet but the TPB version of the Marshal Law deluxe edition is due to December http://www.dccomics.com/graphic-novels/marshal-law.
It will be my 12th version of Fear and Loathing.
I'm disappointed by the new release date for Complete Eightball. January? Oh.