blogging by Andrew Wickliffe


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


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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.

CREDITS

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


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