Rip Kirby 2: 1948-1951 (Hardcover)

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ITEM# 12243649
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    Alex Raymond (1909-1956) is regarded, with Milton Caniff and Hal Foster, as one of the three giants of newspaper adventure strip artists. Raymond apprenticed with Chic Young on Blondie, and Lymon Young on Tim Tyler's Luck. The year 1934 was a major turning point in his career: he illustrated X-9, a new detective comic strip written by Dashiell Hammett, and then created Flash Gordon and Jungle JimRip Kirby, created in 1946, signaled a grand departure, both thematically and artistically, from the science fiction classic. He promulgated a new art style—one of cinematic photo-realism—that influenced such artists as Stan Drake, Leonard Starr, Al Williamson, and Neal Adams.
    While investigating crimes on both sides of the Atlantic, the urbane detective encounters beautiful and conniving women, menacing men, jewel thieves, pickpockets, ex-Nazis, rich debutantes, spoiled heirs, kleptomaniac mothers, small town gossips, a fake Yogi named "The Great You," his recurring nemesis — the Mangler — and more than a murder or two. Meanwhile, the tension builds in his love triangle with Honey Dorian and Pagan Lee. 

    The second volume of Alex Raymond's modernist classic Rip Kirby contains nearly three years of strips, from December 6, 1948 through September 22, 1951, all drawn in Raymond's incredibly lush style.

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    ISBN 9781600105821
    Genre COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS / Crime & Mystery
    Format Hardcover
    Pages 309
    Publisher Date 2010-05-11 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Idea & Design Works Llc
    Copyright Year 2010
    Height 10.0 in
    Wdth 11.0 in
    Thickness 1.5 in
    Unit weight 4.55 lb
    Language English
    Subtitle 1948-1951
    Audience General/trade
    Authors Raymond, Alex
    Country of Origin United States

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