Sunday, March 5, 2017

Johnny Mack Brown / Four Color Comics v2 #922 - Russ Manning art


Johnny Mack Brown / Four Color Comics v2 #922, 1958 - Both feature stories in this issue are competently illustrated, the first drawn by a young Dan Spiegle, possibly influenced by Alex Toth. Russ Manning does the second tale in his own consistently unique style. The artist's many little touches and additions in each panel give the frontier settings a more genuine appearance. The scenes involving a stagecoach are especially noteworthy in their fine details. Note that in the final panel, Manning cleverly uses the shade of a tree to convey the "shadiness" of the captured robbers. This is number 1 of 1 Johnny Mack Brown issues with Manning art and/or covers.
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"The Paint Box" Manning story pencils and inks 16 pages = ****

Johnny Mack Brown / Four Color Comics #922 dell western comic book page art by Russ Manning
Russ Manning
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