Saturday, April 5, 2014

Tarzan of the Apes #154 - Russ Manning art


Tarzan of the Apes v1 #154, 1965 - In the lead story, an American space capsule touches down deep in a forgotten jungle. Tarzan aids two astronauts in avoiding the prehistoric animals that reside there. Starting with this issue, Russ Manning begins illustrating the title character on a regular basis. Two Tarzan stories and a Brothers of the Spear tale are adeptly drawn by the artist. The opening tale stands out in its depictions of Giant saber-tooth tigers, sloths and hyenas. "Descent into the Past" was later reprinted in Tarzan #202. Other artists in this issue include George Wilson (cover). This is number 115 of 132 Tarzan issues with Manning art and/or covers (not including reprints).
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"Descent into the Past" Manning story pencils and inks 15 pages = ***
"The Giant" Manning story pencils and inks 4 pages = ***
"The Fury of Gayat" Manning story pencils and inks 9 pages = ***

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