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SECRET AGENT X-9 By Dashiell Hammett And Alex Raymond

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SECRET AGENT X-9 By Dashiell Hammett And Alex Raymond

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Special Order - takes 3-4 weeks! 1934-36. Highly Recommended. By Dashiell Hammett and Alex Raymond. This volume collects the complete Hammett/Raymond strips, plus the subsequent stories by Raymond and Leslie Charteris, famous himself for "The Saint" novels, as well as the Charteris stories drawn by Charles Flanders. Wonderful two-fisted 1930s adventure, and superbly drawn at the same time Raymond was doing Flash Gordon as a Sunday page.

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This volume collects the complete Hammett/Raymond strips, plus the subsequent stories by Raymond and Leslie Charteris, famous himself for "The Saint" novels, as well as the Charteris stories drawn by Charles Flanders. Wonderful two-fisted 1930s adventure, and superbly drawn at the same time Raymond was doing Flash Gordon as a Sunday page.

The strip was a dailies-only strip, and each one is nicely reproduced, three to a large, oblong page. Includes an introduction by Bruce Canwell..."What Jim Steranko was to comic books, Dashiell Hammett was to prose fiction...a singular talent who within the space of a relatively small oeuvre pushed his chosen genre to new levels of sophistication."

Also reproduces, in color, Hammett appearances in Black Mask, his first edition book, a great promo newspaper page aoouncing the X-9 Club, the two David McCay comics collections from 1934, the Big Little Book, and the rare 1937 Large Feature Book. Good work, beautifully collected in a nice big, first class hardcover.

X-9 continued to capture newspaper readers for decades, and Al Williamson did a wonderful stint years later, which is also collected and available.

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Item Code SEAGH
Publisher IDW
Publish Date 2015
ISBN 9781631402111
Binding Hard Cover - No Dustjacket
Dimensions 11x10
# Pages 304pg
Color b&w
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