Thursday, November 26, 2015

MY COLLECTION #5


I'm posting some new scans of artwork from my collection of other artists. This page is by Russ Manning, one of my favorite artists growing up. He was one of the first artists who's style I could recognize as a 10 year old (the others being Mort Drucker and Dan DeCarlo). 

I loved his run on Gold Key's Tarzan series, and his Magnus Robot Fighter series, which this page is from, issue 21 to be exact. It was one of the first pages of original art I purchased, at my second or third San Diego Comic-Con, back in 1987. I discovered that one could buy really great pages relatively inexpensively if one avoided the "hero" pages and went for the storytelling pages. This is a good example. I bought it off a table piled high with Manning Gold Key pages; the ones with the beauty shots of the main character were going for $300+ (if memory serves, which it may not); this page, (I think) cost $50 or $60.

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