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Russell Manning (born 1929, California, United States; died 1981) was an American comic book artist who created the series Magnus, Robot Fighter and illustrated such newspaper comic strips as Tarzan and Star Wars. 1929 (MCMXXIX) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Official language(s) English Capital Largest city Sacramento Los Angeles Area  - Total   - Width   - Length    - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 3rd 158,302 sq mi  410,000 km² 250 miles  400 km 770 miles  1,240 km 4. ... 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A comic book is a magazine or book containing the art form of comics. ... Look up Artist in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Magnus, Robot Fighter 4000 A.D. #11 (August, 1965), Gold Key Comics Magnus, Robot Fighter is a fictional character who first appeared in #1, published by Gold Key Comics in February, 1963. ... This article is about the comic strip, the sequential art form as published in newspapers and on the Internet. ... James H. Pierce and Joan Burroughs Pierce starred in the 1932-34 Tarzan radio series Tarzan, a character created by Edgar Rice Burroughs, first appeared in the 1914 novel Tarzan of the Apes, and then in twenty-three sequels. ... The cover of the 2004 DVD widescreen release of the modified original Star Wars Trilogy. ...


Manning studied at the Los Angeles Art Institute, and later, during his Army service in Japan, drew cartoons for the newspaper at his military base. Nickname: City of Angels Official website: http://www. ... Army (from French armée) can, in some countries, refer to any armed force. ... A cartoon is any of several forms of art, with varied meanings that evolved from one to another. ...


In 1953, he went to work for Western Publishing and illustrated stories for the wide variety of comics published by Dell Comics for Western, and later for Western's own Gold Key Comics line. His first notable work was on Brothers of the Spear, a backup feature in the Tarzan comic book. He also drew a few Tarzan stories. He created Gold Key's Magnus Robot Fighter in 1963 and drew the first 21 issues, through 1968. 1953 (MCMLIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link is to a full 1953 calendar). ... This is a page about the company Western Publishing. ... Dell Comics was the comic book publishing arm of Dell Publications, which got its start in pulp magazines. ... Gold Key Comics was an imprint of Western Publishing. ... Brothers of the Spear was a long-running comic book series created by Western Publishing, and published first for Dell Comics and then later for Gold Key Comics. ... James H. Pierce and Joan Burroughs Pierce starred in the 1932-34 Tarzan radio series Tarzan, a character created by Edgar Rice Burroughs, first appeared in the 1914 novel Tarzan of the Apes, and then in twenty-three sequels. ... Cover to Magnus, Robot Fighter #0, 1992. ... 1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (the link is to a full 1963 calendar). ... 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1968 calendar). ...


From 1965 to 1972, Manning drew Gold Key's Tarzan series. During this time, he adapted the first 11 Tarzan novels. The first 8 of these have been reprintd by Dark Horse Comics as Edgar Rice Burroughs' Tarzan of the Apes (Tarzan of the Apes, Return, Beasts, and Son of Tarzan), Edgar Rice Burroughs' Tarzan - The Jewels of Opar (Tarzan and the Jewels of Opar and Jungle Tales of Tarzan), and Edgar Rice Burroughs' Tarzan The Untamed (Tarzan the Untamed and Tarzan the Terrible). 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1965 calendar). ... 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1972 calendar). ... Dark Horse Comics is an American comic book publisher, one of the largest independent publishers behind dominant publishers Marvel Comics and DC Comics. ...


From xx to 1972 he did the Tarzan newspaper strip. He also created 4 original Tarzan graphic novels for European publication. Two of them have recently be reprinted by Dark Horse Comics in a single trade paperback collection (Tarzan in The Land That Time Forgot and The Pool of Time) (ISBN 1-56971-151-8)


Magnus, his and Gold Key's best-known heroic-adventure series, was set in the year 4000, which Manning depicted as clean, airy cityscapes populated by shiny robots, handsome men and beautiful women. In an era when many science fiction illustrations showed interstellar spaceships with antique-looking fins reminiscent of V-2 rockets of World War II, Manning offered more exotic craft. His Magnus work is being reprinted in hardcover 'archive' edition by Dark Horse Comics. A humanoid robot manufactured by Honda. ... Science fiction is a form of speculative fiction principally dealing with the impact of imagined science and technology, or both, upon society and persons as individuals. ... German test launch. ... Combatants Allies: Poland, British Commonwealth, France/Free France, Soviet Union, United States, China, and others Axis Powers: Germany, Italy, Japan, and others Casualties Military dead: 17 million Civilian dead: 33 million Total dead: 50 million Military dead: 8 million Civilian dead: 4 million Total dead: 12 million World War II...


His final major work was writing and drawing the Star Wars newspaper strip in 1979-80. This work has been collected by Dark Horse Comics as Classic Star Wars: The Early Adventures (ISBN 1-56971-178-X) The cover of the 2004 DVD widescreen release of the modified original Star Wars Trilogy. ...


The Russ Manning Award is named for him. The Russ Manning Best Newcomer Award is given out to a promising comics artist whose first professional work appeared within the last two years. ...


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Russ Manning - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (346 words)
Russell Manning (born 1929, California, United States; died 1981) was an American comic book artist who created the series Magnus, Robot Fighter and illustrated such newspaper comic strips as Tarzan and Star Wars.
Manning studied at the Los Angeles Art Institute, and later, during his Army service in Japan, drew cartoons for the newspaper at his military base.
Magnus, his and Gold Key's best-known heroic-adventure series, was set in the year 4000, which Manning depicted as clean, airy cityscapes populated by shiny robots, handsome men and beautiful women.
ERBzine 0830: Russ Manning (1951 words)
Russ started drawing at an early age and his early influences were the Tarzan novels with their St. John art and the Tarzan strips of Foster and Hogarth.
Manning was a voracious reader and he drew upon a wide range of adventure and science fiction stories for ideas for his Tarzan stories, which ran in length from one strip to as long as six months.
Russ Manning was the recipient of many awards during his lifetime and posthumous accolates are still being bestowed upon him.
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