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Rip Kirby: The Complete Comic Strips

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Rip Kirby: The Complete Comic Strips
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Publication information
PublisherThe Library of American Comics
FormatHardcover
GenreCrime
Detective fiction
Action
Adventure
Publication dateNovember 2009
Main character(s)Rip Kirby
Creative team
Written byWard Greene (1946–1956)
Fred Dickenson (1956–mid-1980s)
John Prentice (mid-1980s–1999)
Artist(s)Alex Raymond (1946–1956)
John Prentice (1956–1999)
Editor(s)Dean Mullaney

Rip Kirby: The Complete Comic Strips is a series of books published by The Library of American Comics, collectiong the complete run of the American comic strip Rip Kirby, which debuted in 1946. The strip was created and first drawn by Alex Raymond and later by John Prentice, it was originally syndicated by King Features Syndicate,[1] The first volume of this series was announced in January 2009[2] and later released in November 2009.

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The hardcover volumes of the series' measure 11 × 10 inches, (278 mm × 254 mm), and comes with a sewn ribbon bookmark as well as dust jackets. The comic strips has been reproduced from pristine syndicate proof sheets, and are presented in chronological order. The daily strips in black-and-white are arranged three per page. The books' comic strip content are divided into plot chapters, in order to not have any story arcs split between volumes. Extras such as biographical and historical essays written by Brian Walker and the Alex Raymond biographer Tom Roberts are included. Each volume of the series has the MSRP of $49,99.[3][4][5][6][7][8]

Volumes[edit | edit source]

Volumes
Volume Release date Title Period Artist Page count ISBN
1 2009-11-15 “Rip Kirby: The Complete Comic Strips - Vol. 1” 1946–1948 Alex Raymond 320 978-1-60010-484-8
2 2010-05-18 “Rip Kirby: The Complete Comic Strips - Vol. 2” 1948–1951 Alex Raymond 320 978-1-60010-582-1
3 2010-12-28 “Rip Kirby: The Complete Comic Strips - Vol. 3” 1951–1954 Alex Raymond 320 978-1-60010-785-6
4 2011-08-09 “Rip Kirby: The Complete Comic Strips - Vol. 4” 1954–1956 Alex Raymond 320 978-1-60010-989-8
5 2012-09-04 “Rip Kirby: The Complete Comic Strips - Vol. 5” 1956–1959 John Prentice 296 978-1-61377-356-7
6 2013-09-10 “Rip Kirby: The Complete Comic Strips - Vol. 6” 1959–1962 John Prentice 288 978-1-61377-710-7
7 2014-08-12 “Rip Kirby: The Complete Comic Strips - Vol. 7” 1962–1964 John Prentice 288 978-1-63140-034-6
8 2015-05-26 “Rip Kirby: The Complete Comic Strips - Vol. 8” 1964–1967 John Prentice 288 978-1-63140-304-0
9 2016-10-18 “Rip Kirby: The Complete Comic Strips - Vol. 9” 1967–1970 John Prentice 304 978-1-63140-754-3
10 2017-07-18 “Rip Kirby: The Complete Comic Strips - Vol. 10” 1970–1973 John Prentice 296 978-1-63140-922-6
11 2019-07-30 “Rip Kirby: The Complete Comic Strips - Vol. 11” 1973–1975 John Prentice 296 978-1-68405-497-8

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