Thursday, December 5, 2013

Tarzan #231 - Joe Kubert art & cover, Alex Nino art, Russ Manning reprint

Joe Kubert
Tarzan v1 #231, 1974 - Beginning his adaptation of Edgar Rice Burroughs' "Tarzan and the Lion Man", Joe Kubert showcases beautifully executed drawings throughout, including two splashes and a double page spread. Sadly, his cover fails to meet that same standard. Alex Nino draws the Korak back-up tale, where the hero awakens an ancient slumberer in a metal pod. In one of his finest works, the artist animates swift figures against sharply textured backgrounds. Two scenes, one of Korak's discovery and the other featuring a giant shrew (see interior age below), are especially breathtaking. Rounding out the issue is a lengthy Russ Manning reprint, compiled from 1960s newspaper strips. Other artists in this issue include Carmine Infantino and Jack Sparling. This is number 1 of 4 Tarzan issues with Nino art and/or covers. See today's posts or more Manning, Nino, Kubert or Tarzan issues. See also this blog's Nino checklist, Manning checklist or Kubert checklist.
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Kubert cover pencils and inks = **
Kubert table of contents pencils and inks 1 page = **
"Tarzan and the Lion Man pt.1" Kubert story pencils and inks 18 pages = ***
"The Ancient Awakes" Nino story pencils and inks 8 pages = *****

"The Deadly Dangers of Paul-Ul-Don" Manning story pencils and inks 21 pages (1st time in comic book format) = ***

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Joe Kubert
Alex Nino
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More Nino posts:
Power Man #43
House of Mystery #212
1984 #8

More Kubert posts:
All-American... #29
Tarzan #219
Western Outlaws #9

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