Thursday, December 5, 2013

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

Tarzan v1 #231 dc comic book cover art by Joe Kubert
Joe Kubert
Tarzan v1 #231, 1974 - Joe Kubert begins his adaptation of Edgar Rice Burroughs' "Tarzan and the Lion Man". Impactful layouts accompany masterfully executed drawings. Among the high points, a lion's savage, unexpected attack makes for a compelling splash page. Alex Nino draws the Korak back-up tale, where he awakens an ancient slumberer and fills him in on the modern world. In one of the finest works of his career, the artist swiftly animates 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 in mood and composition. 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 5 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 = **
"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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