corrigan1X-9: SECRET AGENT CORRIGAN is 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.

 

    X-9: Secret Agent Corrigan Vol. 1: 1967-1969

    by Al Williamson and Archie Goodwin
    Edited by Scott Dunbier, Designed by Dean Mullaney, Essay by Bruce Canwell. Introduction by Mark Schultz.

    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.

    Oversized 11" x 10" hardcover-with-dustjacket, 288 pp.,
    $49.99. ISBN: 978-1-60010-677-2.

    X-9: Secret Agent Corrigan Volume 2: 1969-1972

    by Al Williamson and Archie Goodwin

    Edited by Scott Dunbier, Designed by Dean Mullaney, Introduction by Anne T. Murphy.

    Continuing the first-ever comprehensive collection what is arguably the last of the great adventure strips. Every strip in from September 1, 1969 through April 8, 1972, printed from Al Williamson’s personal proofs in an oversized format that matches IDW’s exquisite Rip Kirby series by Alex Raymond.

    Oversized 11" x 10" hardcover-with-dustjacket, 288 pp.,
    $49.99. ISBN: 978-1-60010-871-6.

    Coming Soon

    X-9: Secret Agent Corrigan Volume 0: 1934-1936

    by Dashiell Hammett and Alex Raymond

    Edited by Dean Mullaney, Introduction by Bruce Canwell.

    When Secret Agent X-9 premiered in January 1934, King Features could proudly boast that its new adventure strip was written by the world's most famous mystery writer—Dashiell Hammett, the man who virtually invented the hard-boiled detective in such novels as The Maltese Falcon, The Thin Man, and Red Harvest. The artist chosen was less well-known—at this point, Alex Raymond was an merely an uncredited assistant on Tim Tyler's Luck and the humor strip Blondie—but 1934 was the turning point in Raymond's career. From that cold January forward, Alex Raymond would become as famous as Hammett, thanks to his Sunday comics double-header, Flash Gordon and Jungle Jim.

    Secret Agent X-9 was a dailies-only serial. 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. Included are strips from January 22, 1934 through October 31, 1936.

    Oversized 11" x 10" hardcover-with-dustjacket, 304 pp.,
    $49.99. ISBN: 978-1-63140-211-1.

    X-9: Secret Agent Corrigan Volume 3: 1972-1974

    by Al Williamson and Archie Goodwin

    Edited by Scott Dunbier, Designed by Dean Mullaney, Introduction by Carlos Garzon.

    Continuing the first-ever comprehensive collection what is arguably the last of the great adventure strips. Every strip in from April 10, 1972 through November 2, 1974, printed from Al Williamson’s personal proofs in an oversized format that matches IDW’s exquisite Rip Kirby series by Alex Raymond.

    Oversized 11" x 10" hardcover-with-dustjacket, 284 pp.,
    $49.99. ISBN: 978-1-61377-092-4.

    X-9: Secret Agent Corrigan Volume 4: 1974-1977

    by Al Williamson and Archie Goodwin

    Edited by Scott Dunbier, Designed by Dean Mullaney, Introduction by Rick Veitch.

    Continuing the first-ever comprehensive collection what is arguably the last of the great adventure strips. Every strip in from November 4, 1974 to June 11, 1977, printed from Al Williamson’s personal proofs in an oversized format that matches IDW’s exquisite Rip Kirby series by Alex Raymond.

    Oversized 11" x 10" hardcover-with-dustjacket, 288 pp.,
    $49.99. ISBN: 978-1-61377-236-2.

    X-9: Secret Agent Corrigan Volume 5: 1977-1980

    by Al Williamson and Archie Goodwin

    Edited by Scott Dunbier, Designed by Dean Mullaney, Introduction by Tom Yeates.

    Concluding the first-ever comprehensive collection what is arguably the last of the great adventure strips. Every strip in from June 13, 1977 through February 2, 1980, printed from syndicate proofs in an oversized format that matches IDW’s exquisite Rip Kirby series by Alex Raymond.

    Oversized 11" x 10" hardcover-with-dustjacket, 288 pp.,
    $49.99. ISBN: 978-1-61377-542-4.

"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