- Full Description
If you like the fine-line, photo-realistic style of Alex Raymond and Al Williamson, you owe it to yourself to take a long look at these fine volumes. Prentice is far less known but he's no less a master of realistic action, beautiful women, and exotic settings as he takes Rip Kirby all over the world on two-fisted adventures, even as Rip is a glasses-wearing quicked-witted thinking hero, too.
Here the suave detective mixes it up with more stunning beauties, sleazy blackmailers, and vicious murderers, drawn in John Prentice's slick, award-winning photo-realistic style. Containing more than 800 sequential comics. Plus Brian Walker puts together a fascinating introduction, "John Prentice in His Own Words," which needs no further explanation, except to say it's accompanied by 13 great illustrations, from several comic book pages ( taken from the original art), to paintings and a photograph of him self-posing for a scene. Great stuff!
The more Prentice work I see, the more I really respect this guy. He was doing tight, exciting adventure work first for comics, albeit in obscure early 1950s titles, then he apprenticed with Alex Raymond and stepped right in when Raymond was killed. And he ran with the ball, creating an incredible body of fine work that really, really has a lot in common with the better known Al Williamson X-9 Secret Agent Corrigan from just about the same time.
- Additional Information
Item Code RK08H Publisher IDW Publish Date 2015 ISBN 9781631403040 Binding Hard Cover Dimensions 11x10 # Pages 288pg Color b&w