Friday, September 23, 2016

Rob Roy / Four Color Comics v2 #544 - Russ Manning art

Walt Disney's Rob Roy / Four Color Comics v2 #544, 1954 - Not only does this mark Russ Manning's first Four Color Comics issue, but also the beginning of his long run of tv and film adaptations. The artist struggles on certain panels with character faces and figures. He employs more fine lines than later, more streamlined works. Still, this antique, illustrative look seems appropriate for the story. Details are abundant, from the elaborate clothing to the opening splash vista of the Scottish Highlands. Like many Dell comics of the era, the story continues all the way to back cover, with the inside back cover printed only in black and white. This is number 1 of 1 Rob Roy issues with Manning art and/or covers. See today's posts or more Manning or Rob Roy issues. See also this blog's Russ Manning checklist.
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"Cast of Walt Disney's Rob Roy" Manning inside front cover pencils and inks (black and white) = **
"Rob Roy" Manning story pencils and inks 34 pages (including black and white inside back cover and full color back cover) = **
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Rob Roy / Four Color Comics #544 dell comic book page art by Russ Manning
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