Friday, November 7, 2008

Tarzan of the Apes #166 - Russ Manning art


Tarzan of the Apes v1 #166, 1967 - Searching for Jane Tarzan enters the uncharted land of Pal-Ul-Don and befriends two men with monkey-like tails. In addition to these strange residents Russ Manning ably draws several large yet colorful prehistoric creatures. This issue begins an adaptation of Edgar Rice Burroughs' Tarzan the Terrible. Other artists in this issue include Jesse Marsh, Nat Edson and Tom Massey. This is number 125 of 132 Tarzan issues with Manning art and/or covers (not including reprints). See today's posts or more Manning or Tarzan issues. See also this blog's Russ Manning checklist.
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"Tarzan the Terrible" Manning story pencils and inks 21 pages = ***
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Tarzan of the Apes #164 - Russ Manning art


Tarzan of the Apes v1 #164, 1967 - In this conclusion of Tarzan the Untamed, Tarzan searches for companions downed in an airplane crash. This leads to a hidden civilization of brutish but intelligent tamers of wild lions. Fanged and pointy-eared, the residents look a tad silly compared to Russ Manning's previous character designs. That aside, the artist deftly ilustrates strangely exotic trees, animals and architecture. Like previous issues, this is a partial adaptation of an Edgar Rice Burroughs novel. This is number 124 of 132 Tarzan issues with Manning art and/or covers (not including reprints). See today's posts or more Manning or Tarzan issues. See also this blog's Russ Manning checklist.
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"The Lions of Xuja" Manning story pencils and inks 24 pages = ***
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Tarzan of the Apes #163 - Russ Manning art


Tarzan of the Apes v1 #163, 1967 - When Nazis encroach upon his territory, Tarzan lends aid to his fellow Englishmen in Edgar Rice Burroughs' Tarzan the Untamed. Past the cover's machine-gun toting lord of the jungle, Russ Manning does a typically splendid job with the interiors. Bi-planes, weapons and uniforms of that era appear very convincing. Manning's own version of the cover scene appears on page 11. This is number 123 of 132 Tarzan issues with Manning art and/or covers (not including reprints). See today's posts or more Manning or Tarzan issues. See also this blog's Russ Manning checklist.
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"Tarzan the Untamed" Manning story pencils and inks 22 pages = ***
"Giant" Manning story pencils and inks 4 pages = ***
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Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Tarzan of the Apes #161 - Russ Manning art


Tarzan of the Apes v1 #161, 1966 - Still suffering from amnesia, Tarzam searches for his kidnapped wife and a pouch of precioius gems. In this final installment of The Jewels of Opar, the drawings appear more detailed and the layouts more dynamic. Russ Manning's foliage is varied and pervasive, reinforcing the exotic setting. Most noteworthy is page 11, where he employs simple black and white imagery to convey Tarzan's lost memories. In addition to the Edgar Rice Burroughs adaptation, Manning also delivers a short Brothers of the Spear Tale nearly equal in quality. This is number 122 of 132 Tarzan issues with Manning art and/or covers (not including reprints). See today's posts or more Manning or Tarzan issues. See also this blog's Russ Manning checklist.
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"Fight for the Treasure" Manning story pencils and inks 24 pages = ***
"Defiant Trumpet" Manning story pencils and inks 4 pages = ***

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