Roy Rogers and Trigger #123 - Alex Toth, Russ Manning art

Roy Rogers and Trigger v1 #123, 1958 - Cattle rustling, claim jumping and an accidental death all play a part in this Alex Toth lead feature. While many of the characters' faces are loosely rendered (except Roy Rogers'), the artist puts much of his effort in the surrounding foliage of the valley setting. His combination of pen- and brushwork have a fine textural quality throughout. The Toth interior page above shows a mastery of using light and dark areas to heighten drama. Russ Manning's first work on the series is about two young sons of a local rancher, and their run-in with an outlaw. The tale quite a bit shorter, but no less polished than the main feature. This is number 6 of 7 Roy Rogers and Trigger issues with Toth art and/or covers and number 1 of 15 Roy Rogers and Trigger issues with Manning art and/or covers.
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"Sign of the Burning Rock" Toth story pencils and inks 12 pages = ***
"Chuckwagon Charlie’s Tales" Manning story pencils and inks 4 pages = ***

Alex Toth
Russ Manning
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