Thursday, September 19, 2013

Magnus Robot Fighter #3 - Russ Manning art


Magnus Robot Fighter v1 #3, 1964 - Programmed by a rogue scientist named Xyrkol, a gargantuan robot from Planet X lays waste to North Am. Due to its size and scale, Russ Manning takes the opportunity to use numerous large panels, benefiting the artwork overall. Scenes such as the alien spaceship's arrival (see interior page below) and the subsequent rampage gives readers a broader view of the expansive city. Manning does a marvelous job at envisioning futuristic architecture, drawn in a concise style that seems perfectly suited for the series. The Aliens back-up feature (also by Manning) dependably meets expectations. This is number 3 of 21 Magnus Robot Fighter issues with Manning art and/or covers (not including reprints).
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"Giant from Planet X" Manning story pencils and inks 27 pages = ****
"A Matter of Judgment"
Manning story pencils and inks 4 pages = ***
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Magnus Robot Fighter v1 #3 gold key silver age 1960s comic book page art by Russ Manning
Russ Manning
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