Rip Kirby Volume 10 Hardcover

Rip Kirby Volume 10 Hardcover The longest-running modern adventure strip celebrated its twenty-fifth anniversary in 1971 As Bruce Canwell notes in his introduction to this volume John Prentice and Fred Dickenson continually varied the contents of their stories mixing and matching themes as well as locales In these thirteen stories they were willing to tap into popular topics of the day (1971’s “The Girl with Something Extra” uses extra-sensory perception as a key plot driver) but carefully contrasted those efforts with stories emphasizing family relationships in ways both positive (“The Midas Affair”) and negative (“Murder by Misanthrope”) The science fictional Doctor Data and his super-computer were counterbalanced by more light-hearted capers such as “The Parrot Who Sang Like a Canary” Included are more than 800 sequential comics from April 27 1970 to January 20 1973 reproduced from the original King Features Syndicate proofs About the Author John Prentice (1920–1999) received the National Cartoonists Society award for "Best Story Strip Cartoonist" in 1966 1967 and 1986 Born in Whitney Texas He joined the Navy in 1939 and survived the bombing of Pearl Harbor on December 7 1941 served on two destroyers in eight combat campaigns and was honorably discharged in 1945 After the war he enrolled in the Art Institute of Pittsburgh and then moved to New York where he eventually became a successful freelancer illustrating paperback book covers; comic books for the Joe SimonJack Kirby studio DC Comics and others; as well as being a regular contributor to major magazines before taking over Rip Kirby in 1956
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