Rip Kirby 4: The First Modern Detective: Complete Comic Strips: 1954-1956 (Hardcover)

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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.
    - The fourth and final volume of Alex Raymond's modernist classic, Rip Kirby, contains every daily strip from April 19, 1954 through September 29, 1956. The 46-year-old Raymond's tragic death in the prime of his life caught the syndicate in mid-episode. This book also contains the conclusion to Raymond's ultimate story, drawn by John Prentice, from October 1 through October 20, 1956. - Edited and designed by Eisner Award-winner Dean Mullaney, with a biographical and historical essay by Brian Walker. -The Library of American Comics is the world's #1 publisher of classic newspaper comic strips, with 14 Eisner Award nominations and three wins for best book. LOAC has become "the gold standard for archival comic strip reprints... The research and articles provide insight and context, and most importantly the glorious reproduction of the material has preserved these strips for those who knew them and offers a new gateway to adventure for those discovering them for the first time." - Scoop -

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    ISBN 9781600109898
    Genre COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS / Crime & Mystery
    Format Hardcover
    Pages 277
    Publisher Date 2011-07-26 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Idea & Design Works Llc
    Copyright Year 2011
    Height 11.5 in
    Wdth 10.5 in
    Thickness 1.5 in
    Unit weight 4.05 lb
    Language English
    Subtitle The First Modern Detective: Complete Comic Strips: 1954-1956
    Series Name Rip Kirby
    Audience General/trade
    Country of Origin United States

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