Saturday, January 5, 2013

77 Sunset Strip #1 - Russ Manning art

77 Sunset Strip v1 #1, 1962 - Following a handful of Four Color Comics issues, these LA detectives graduate into their own title. All three stories are approachable, thanks to Russ Manning's confident line. Each tale has its strengths, but the tale of Kookie's accidental exchange with a spy stands out as exceptional. Many scenes occur during the evening, calling for greater contrast and depth. The thin diagonal lines of rain also increase excitement and visual interest (see interior page below). A contents page on the inside front cover borrows panels from each of the respective stories. This is number 5 of 6 77 Sunset Strip issues with Manning art and/or covers. See today's posts or more Manning or 77 Sunset Strip issues. See also this blog's Manning checklist.
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"The Mix Up" Manning story pencils and inks 10 pages = ****
"Blaze of Revenge" Manning story pencils and inks 12 pages = ***
"The Ruby Caper " Manning story pencils and inks 9 pages = ***
"It's Manslaughter"/"It's Murder" Manning text illos pencils and inks 1 page = **
"Business World Espionage" Manning i
nside back cover pencils and inks = ***
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77 Sunset Strip v1 #1 dell tv 1960s silver age comic book page art by Russ Manning
Russ Manning
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