Sunday, June 24, 2012

Sea Hunt #5 - Russ Manning art


Sea Hunt v1 #5, 1960 - Russ Manning draws both features and provides a small illustration for a single page text story. In the first tale, diver Mike Nelson tests a new underwater camera, running afoul of foreign agents. The second is decidedly more dramatic, opening with a disastrous train wreck. Most of the scenes occur at night, prompting the artist to use heavy areas of black to full effect. Manning overall delivers a fine job on this tv-related series. This is number 2 of 8 Sea Hunt issues with Manning art and/or covers.
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"Underwater Eye" Manning story pencils and inks 16 pages = ***
"Trapped" Manning text illo pencils and inks 1 page = ***
"Emergency Train" Manning story pencils and inks 11 pages = ***

"Time and Tide" Manning inside back cover pencils and inks (black and white) = **
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More Manning posts:
Western Roundup #20
Sea Hunt #6
Roy Rogers #143

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