* 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 #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."
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John Prentice (1920-1999) received the National Cartoonists Society award for "Best Story Strip Cartoonist" in 1966, 1967, and 1986. Born in Whitney, Texas. He joined the Navy in 1939 and survived the bombing of Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, served on two destroyers in eight combat campaigns, and was honorably discharged in 1945. After the war he enrolled in the Art Institute of Pittsburgh and then moved to New York, where he eventually became a successful freelancer, illustrating paperback book covers; comic books for the Joe Simon/Jack Kirby studio, DC Comics, and others; as well as being a regular contributor to major magazines before taking over Rip Kirby in 1956.