Saturday, January 7, 2012

Tarzan's Jungle Annual #3 - Russ Manning art

Tarzan's Jungle Annual v1 #3 / Dell Giant, 1954 - One of his early Tarzan works, this issue contains two Russ Manning stories with differing approaches to the art. His first, featuring Tarzan's son "Boy", quite frankly is a struggle in draftsmanship. Plenty of textural linework abounds, but faces and figures seem unbalanced and stiff. There is only the faintest resemblance to his later, more mature works. The second tale, "Tarzan and the Honor of Muviro", is better at utilizing shadows for contrast and depth. More care also seems to be taken in the rendition of foliage as well. This is number 1 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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"Makes a Trade" Manning story pencils and inks 10 pages = *
"Tarzan and the Honor of Muviro
" Manning story pencils and inks 15 pages = **
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Tarzan's Jungle Annual v1 #3 - Russ Manning dell silver age comic book page art
Russ Manning
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More Manning posts:
Western Roundup #20
Sea Hunt #6
Roy Rogers #143

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