Author(s): Fred Dickenson
The fifth volume of the Harvey Award-nominated "Rip Kirby" features the incredible art of John Prentice, who picked up the pen and ink duties after Alex Raymond's death and continued drawing the strip for decades. Prentice received three Reuben Awards for the series, in 1966, 1967, and 1986. Fred Dickenson, who had been writing the strip with Raymond, keeps the continuity going for Prentice's exquisite art. The strips are reproduced from the original King Features Syndicate proofs, ensuring that every daily will look even better than when they were first published in newspapers over fifty years ago. Volume 5 contains more than 800 comics, every one from October 22, 1956 to June 6, 1959. The Library of American Comics is the world's number 1 publisher of classic newspaper comic strips, with 14 Eisner Award nominations and three wins for best book. "LOAC has become the gold standard for archival comic strip reprints...The research and articles provide insight and context, and most importantly the glorious reproduction of the material has preserved these strips for those who knew them and offers a new gateway to adventure for those discovering them for the first time." ("Scoop").