Russ Manning (January 5, 1929 – December 1, 1981) was the writer and penciller of numerous Star Wars black-and-white newspaper comic strips published in 1979 and 1980. His works were later colorized and re-released by Dark Horse Comics in the Classic Star Wars: The Early Adventures series.
In 1963, he created Magnus Robot Fighter, which continued in reprints throughout the 1970s.
- Star Wars Official Poster Monthly 17 («Introducing the Intergalactic Inker... Russ Manning»)
- "Boba Fett: Mystery Man in Not-So-Shining Armor"—Star Wars Galaxy Magazine 1
- The Secrets of Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire
- Classic Star Wars: The Early Adventures (TPB)
- "Authors of the Expanded Universe: Russ Manning"—Star Wars Insider 140