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The Sci-Fi Art of Russ Manning

 
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Eadie
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2018 1:48 am    Post subject: The Sci-Fi Art of Russ Manning Reply with quote

Russell George "Russ" Manning [(January 5, 1929 – December 1, 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. He was inducted into the Comic Book Hall of Fame in 2006.

Wikipedia™ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russ_Manning ] did a sub feature in Magnus, Robot Fighter titled [i]Captain Johner and the Aliens[/i].

Being a fan of Andre Norton (she pronounced her name as 'ann - dree"), Robert A. Heinlein and Forbidden Planet, he created his own system of enlisted rank markings and kept those of officers. Here are some images from



Used with their kind permission. More images to follow as soon as they are sent to me.

















This military style even 'leaked' into Magnus, Robot Fighter!

From Forbidden Planet he created these:





I wonder how he saw the various sci-fi space forces and institutions?

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2018 6:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The enlisted rank symbol used was 3 black chevrons pointed down and superimposed on it was smaller gold chevrons pointed down with gold rocker chevrons over them. Does this sound familiar to any readers of Captain Johner and the Aliens?
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2018 7:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Great post, Eadie! (With well-sized jpegs. Very Happy )

And you made me realize that I've been placing the Starlog articles devoted to sci-fi artists in Sci-Fi Discussions in General when they should have been placed in this category! Shocked

I've move them. Thanks!

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2018 11:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's a handy Star Wars page:



And I couldn't resist sharing this image:

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2018 2:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Earlier in his life, as a young artist working for Dell, Russ worked on a JOHN CARTER OF MARS book to follow the two done by Jesse Marsh. Unfortunatly it was never published but some of the art exists.

Good stuff!











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PostPosted: Sun Jul 15, 2018 2:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

More of Russ Manning's unpublished JOHN CARTER OF MARS art for Dell Publishing.














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