Saturday, August 27, 2011

Ricky Nelson / Four Color Comics v2 #1192 - Russ Manning art

Ricky Nelson / Four Color Comics #1192 dell comic book page art by Russ Manning
Ricky Nelson / Four Color Comics v2 #1192, 1961 - An actor from the 1960s tv show Ozzie and Harriet, Ricky Nelson soon became a much bigger celebrity, as evidenced in this special issue. The teen heartthrob embarks on a journey to Hong Kong, giving artist Russ Manning an opportunity to depict more exotic settings. His research is evident in the convincing details of Chinese objects, interiors and architecture. Among the many highlights: the scenic view of Victoria Harbor on page 5 (see interior page shown above) and the "Festival of the Dragons" celebration on page 16. The follow-up Manning tale is more domestic and not surprisingly, pales by comparison. This is number 1 of 1 Ricky Nelson issues with Manning art and/or covers. See today's posts or more Manning or Ricky Nelson issues. See also this blog's Russ Manning checklist.
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"Seat of the Mighty" Manning inside front cover pencils and inks (black and white) = ***
"Hong Kong Adventure" Manning story pencils and inks 22 pages = ****
"Fall Guy" Manning story pencils and inks 8 pages = ***

"Harriet's Helper-Men" Manning inside back cover pencils and inks (black and white) = ***
"An Eye for Color" Manning back cover pencils and inks = **
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