X-9: Secret Agent Corrigan Volume 1 by Archie GoodwinX-9: Secret Agent Corrigan Volume 1 by Archie Goodwin

X-9: Secret Agent Corrigan Volume 1

byArchie GoodwinIllustratorAl Williamson

Hardcover | September 21, 2010

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One of the classics of modern adventure comics! Al Williamson’s delicate line-work, coupled with a style both realistic and atmospheric, enhanced the no-nonsense story of Corrigan, the sophisticated action hero. Williamson and writer Archie Goodwin produced the strip from 1967 to 1980, updating the character created in 1934 by Dashiell Hammett and Alex Raymond.

Al Williamson's run on Secret Agent Corrigan from 1967 to 1979 stands as one of the artistic highlights in the history of the American comic strip. Williamson's delicate line-work, coupled with a style both realistic and atmospheric, enhanced the no-nonsense story of Corrigan.

This premiere volume in a multi-book series is the first-ever comprehensive collection what is arguably the last of the great adventure strips. We offer the complete chronological dailies from 1967 to 1969, printed from Al Williamson’s personal proofs in an oversized format that matches IDW’s exquisite Rip Kirby series by Alex Raymond.
Archie Goodwin was born in Kansas City, Missouri, in 1937. In 1964, he went to work for Warren Publishing, where he became the head scriptwriter and eventually rose to the position of Editor-in-Chief. From the late 1960s until the late 1980s Goodwin moved back and forth between Marvel, DC Comics, and Warren, with occasional sojourns el...
Title:X-9: Secret Agent Corrigan Volume 1Format:HardcoverDimensions:288 pages, 11.38 × 10.38 × 1.25 inPublished:September 21, 2010Publisher:IDW PublishingLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1600106978

ISBN - 13:9781600106972

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent ! I've waited a long time to finally see a complete collection of Secret Agent Corrigan newspaper strips ! The production values in this first volume are excellent, allowing the reader to truly appreciate Al Williamson's mastery of the art form. Archie Goodwin's great stories meshed with the beautiful art. You can see in the early stories that they were learning to work together. After a couple of story arcs though, magic starts to happen ! There is even some Neal Adams early work within the first volume. Too bad that this collection is only being released after both Goodwin and Williamson have passed away. Looking forward to Volume 2 in July 2011.
Date published: 2011-02-24

Editorial Reviews

"The Secret Agent Corrigan collection is one more in an amazing run of titles published by IDW under their Library of American Comics imprint. With older comic strips such as Terry and The Pirates, Little Orphan Annie, and Dick Tracy already in their line up, Secret Agent Corrigan – as one of the last of the great adventure strips – becomes an appropriate bookend to the series." —The Christian Science Monitor