Special Order – takes 3-4 weeks! 1974-79. Highly Recommended. By Russ Manning. In the series conclusion, the final nine Sunday storylines by Russ Manning, in which Tarzan returns to Opar, Pellucidar, and Castra Sanguinarius, while Korak finds himself at the Sacred Lake of Krackao and the Elephants’ Graveyard. IDW, 2015.
In the series conclusion, the final nine Sunday storylines! Tarzan returns to Opar and to Pellucidar, and to Castra Sanguinarius, while Korak finds himself at the Sacred Lake of Krackao and the Elephants’ Graveyard. 279 superlative Sunday pages by the best artist after Burne Hogarth. Fabulous work, hours of fun reading and dramatic adventure.
Stories include “Tarzan and the Valley of the Mist,” “Amazons of the Elephant’s Graveyard,” “And the Giant Insects,” “And the Games of Ibizzia,” and more.
“Rise and Close” by Henry Franke chronicles the 1975 centennial of ERB’s birth and how a major expansion in comics and licensed merchandise exploded onto the scene. Manning gave up the daily strip in 1972 to work on four Tarzan graphic novels.
and more projects. Artists Bill Stout and Dave Stevens, as well as Mike Ploog, Mike Royer and others, joined Manning to help on all these projects, as well as the Sunday pages. Here are rare pictures of many of them, posing for action shots, in the studio, with Caz and Danton at shows.
Also here is “Tarzan and Russ Manning” by Dave Stevens, including the original art of a page signed by him, from 1976’s Tarzan and the Tuareg Queen graphic novel. Dave goes on for four pages to talk about working with Manning in his studio, for a full year beginning at the age of 19!
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