Sunday, July 15, 2012

Alex Raymond - Rip Kirby : 1954-1956

Review of Alex Raymond -Rip Kirby : 1954 :1956



                            This is the fourth and final book in this series featuring Alex Raymond as artist. 

No of pages : 277
Price :Rs 1855 @ homeshop18 .
Year of publication : 2011 


The fifth volume in this series is by John Prentice.

The cover page of other volumes 


Volume 1:




Volume 2 :



Volume 3 : 


Volume 4 consists of 10 gems of Rip kirby stories . The title name are as follows 





1) Stark night of the soul


2) Two men and a baby


3) The eyes of kismet kildare


4) Carno's Carnivores


5) Hep to the Jive






6) The Laugh's on Giggles


7) Brain Vs Brawn


8) Double in Diamonds


9) Zero Tolerance


10) Cat amongst the pigeons


                                                 My favorite one is Two men and a baby .




                                               As far of my cognizant , none of these stories appeared in our Lion comics .May be in Muthu or Indrajal or Malaimathi comics.I am one of the many disappointed fans when editor said there will be no more Rip Kirby series for some time. At least we can give one more chance in a year for him.He is real worth for it.


                          I am sure very much that one day we will get our tamil comics like this in format of hard cover with volume collection of any one of our comics heroes like this .Waiting for that C-Day :)





It is rather unforuntate that such a skillful writer and artist Alex Raymond died in a car crash in september 1956 at an age of 46 only .Rest of Rip Kirby series art work was taken over by John Prentice.




John Prentice on the left 



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9 comments:

  1. Hi,

    Next week i'll Be in Hyderabad to watch the Batman Film in I Max. Will try to call you.

    You Haven't changed your mobile number, have you?

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  2. yes . But that week i am going to Chennai.:(

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  3. Nice post friend.
    What is the language of the comics?

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  4. @ Night Eagle: It was in English

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    1. But in the image its been in different language thats why i doubt.

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    2. for that particular story "Two men and a baby " i could find scans in English and hence that non-English scan

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    3. for that particular story "Two men and a baby " i could not find scans in English and hence that non-English scan

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  5. I really love Alex Raymond's work! I just wish someday, someone will reboot the Rib franchise!

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