Monday, January 16, 2012

Tarzan's Jungle Annual #4 - Russ Manning art


Tarzan's Jungle Annual v1 #4 / Dell Giant, 1955 - Attempting consistency, Russ Manning adheres to previous artist Jesse Marsh's rendition of Tarzan's face. It looks oddly out of place but with minimal distraction. Manning's two stories this issue are an improvement from the previous one, although page layouts still lack clarity. His art has a textured quality, especially on animals and backgrounds. His best works are the text illustrations for an African feast, amply-sized and lovingly rendered. This is number 2 of 5 Tarzan's Jungle Annual issues with Manning art and/or covers. See today's posts or more Manning or Tarzan's Jungle Annual issues. See also this blog's Russ Manning checklist.
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"The Reptile with a Heart" Manning story pencils and inks 15 pages = **
"The Great Yam Feast" Manning text illos pencils and inks 2 pages = ***
"The Guardians of the Caves" Manning story pencils and inks 12 pages = **
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Tarzan's Jungle Annual v1 #4 - Russ Manning dell silver age comic book page art
Russ Manning
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More Manning posts:
Ben Hur #1052
Roy Rogers #136
Sea Hunt #8

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