ENDED ON: Monday, 03/11/2019 1:04 PM
COMMENTS: Pg. 29; Russ Manning pencils and inks; image size 11.25" x 16.25; Tarzan battles crocodiles before calling for assistance
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Pg. 29; Russ Manning pencils and inks; image size 11.25" x 16.25; Tarzan battles crocodiles before calling for assistanceRuss Manning is an artist who spent much of his career illustrating adaptations of Edgar Rice Burroughs' Tarzan novels, along with scriptwriter Gaylord Du Bois, the duo reimagined 10 of the author's first 11 Tarzan novels for Gold Key's 60s Tarzan series, which were later published as graphic novels by Dark Horse in the 1990s. Manning was beloved by fans and peers alike for his clear, clean, and deceptively simple style, and a knack for concise storytelling that flows seamlessly from panel to panel. Manning was also responsible for creating cult favorite Magnus, Robot Fighter, and later in his career, a series of Star Wars newspaper strips based on the original trilogy of films.
ComicConnect is incredibly proud to present a great selection of original Manning pages from his years of intensive and passionate work on Tarzan's tales of jungle adventure. These particular pages come from ERN, Inc.'s Tarzan comics, published in the 1970s. The pages from "Tarzan and the Beast Master" are a glowing testament to Manning's exceptional abilities -- his ease with narrative flow, and his assured illustrative skills are on full display.
It is safe to say that such an impressive collection of Russ Manning pages, from such rare source material is unlikely to surface again for a long time, so fans of Tarzan, Burroughs, and Manning should take notice, and make sure not to let these rarities pass you by.
Tarzan does battle with a group of crocodiles that are being controlled by the Beast Master on this awesome Russ Manning page. He then escapes to the treetops to find himself in more trouble as leopards and men in leopard skins close in on him. He calls out for help in the last panel of this perfectly paced piece of jungle adventure art.