Rawhide / Four Color Comics v2 #1097 - Russ Manning art

Rawhide / Four Color Comics v2 #1097, 1960 - A Clint Eastwood photo graces the cover of this television-based comic. Russ Manning does a decent job at drawing the likenesses of the actor and also costar Eric Fleming. The inside front cover serves as a contents page, re-using a panel from each of the interior stories. While Manning's second tale is competent, his first is noticeably superior in its detail and layouts. Several dramatic scenes are further heightened by a keen distribution of light colors and black areas. Manning's westerns may be cleaner and more streamlined, but no other artist's landscapes are more open and spacious. This is number 1 of 1 Rawhide issues with Manning art and/or covers.  
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"The Outlaw's Trail" Manning story pencils and inks 18 pages = ****
"Wishbone's Luck" Manning story pencils and inks 14 pages = ***
"Sure Crossing" Manning inside back cover pencils and inks (black and white) = **

Rawhide / Four Color Comics #1097 dell tv western comic book page art by Russ Manning
Russ Manning
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