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