Saturday, July 21, 2012

Sea Hunt #8 - Russ Manning art


Sea Hunt v1 #8, 1961 - Hired by an archeologist, the main character explores an underwater cave and discovers a trove of prehistoric bones. Not surprisingly, Russ Manning's most interesting pages are ocean and underwater scenes. His second tale, involving an armed robbery at a prestigious yacht club, displays a knowledge of 1960s California architecture and lifestyles. His overview of the club on page 3 seems especially convincing. This is number 4 of 8 Sea Hunt issues with Manning art and/or covers. 
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"Treasure from the Past" Manning story pencils and inks 14 pages = ***
"The Balboa Bandits" Manning story pencils and inks 12 pages = ***

"$2,000,000 Jackpot" Manning text illo pencils and inks 1 page = **

"Sea Grass" Manning story pencils and inks 1 page = **
"Aquatic Spider" Manning inside back cover pencils and inks (black & white) = ***
"Water Clowns" Manning back cover pencils and inks = ***
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Western Roundup #20
Sea Hunt #6
Roy Rogers #143

1 comment:

  1. Russ Manning was one of the first artists I liked as a child in the 60's. I recognized his work without knowing his name. Other artists were Dan DeCarlo (the good Archie Artist), and Mort Drucker (for his Mad Movie Satires).
    You will dig "Movie Comics", just out from Pure Imagination, assuming you don't already know about it. It contains Mr. Manning's adaptation of "Captain Sinbad". It also has "The Lost World", by Gil Kane; "The Man From Planet X", by Kurt Schaffenburger; "When Worlds Collide", by George Evans and Al Williamson; and "Burke's Law", by Gene Colan. All in "Theakstonized" black and white, for $25.

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