Thursday, April 21, 2016

Rex Allen #20 - Russ Manning art

Rex Allen v1 #20, 1956 - A gang of thieves conspire with the town's postmaster in this Russ Manning tale, his first on the series. The drawings are done in the artist's earliest style, with more linework and less usage of graphic shapes and shadows. He has not yet discovered the signature style he would become known for on title such as Magnus and Tarzan. Overall the renderings are more textural and flat, a far cry from the slickness of his later, more recognizable work. Despite this, the illustrations are professional, adequate, and stand out from the remainder of the book. This is number 1 of 5 Rex Allen issues with Manning art and/or covers. See today's posts or more Manning or Rex Allen issues. See also this blog's Manning checklist.
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"Blueprint for Disaster" Manning story pencils and inks 15 pages = **
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Rex Allen v1 #20 dell western comic book page art by Russ Manning
Russ Manning
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More Manning posts:
Gallant Men #1
Rex Allen #30
Magnus #14

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