Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Rex Allen #28 - Russ Manning art


Rex Allen v1 #28, 1958 - The issue opens with a stunning large panel of two lawmen against the backdrop of autumn foliage. Russ Manning delivers his second lead feature for the series, involving train robbers in the old west. The artist's pacing and page layouts are superb, and his drawings are more finely detailed and executed. His western scenes are breathtaking, conveying the vastness of the west's open frontiers. On page eight, Rex Allen makes a dramatic leap on his horse (see inset above) in heroic fashion and is one of Manning's most exceptional panels anywhere. This particular issue is easily his best effort of the series. This is number 3 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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"Showdown at Shawnee Hills" Manning story pencils and inks 14 pages = *****
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Rex Allen v1 #2 dell western comic book page art by Russ Manning
Russ Manning
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Sea Hunt #8
77 Sunset Strip #1291

1 comment:

  1. The "leap" panel, a dramatic instant frozen in time, is a great example of how comics differ from cinema. Manning sure could draw.

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