blogging by Andrew Wickliffe

Rip Kirby, Peril in the Snow (December 1949-March 1950)


It’s a good thing Rip has Honey around or he’d never get new cases. This story is the second or third time he only gets involved in a case because of Honey (and her friends). He gripes about it but it turns out he’s needed.

This story also features the return of villain Fingers Moray, though I can’t exactly remember what he was doing the last time he made an appearance. Maybe he was blackmailing Pagan. Rip is surprised to see him as he’s just beat a murder charge. I was a little surprised by Rip’s lack of interest, but it’d make sense he doesn’t follow his cases once the arrest is made. Though I think he’d have to testify at a lot….

While there’s some great art and Rip does hang around for the whole story, it’s not particularly strong. Greene and Raymond don’t come up with anything compelling.


Writer, Ward Greene; artist, Alex Raymond; publisher, King Features.

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