Red Barry
Undercover Man: Volume 1 (Hardcover)

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  • Red Barry was one of the most visually innovative adventure strips of the mid-1930s, combining fluid brushwork and noir shadows (in bold blues and purples) with figures that were constantly in motion, plus a level of violence that brought cries of protest from its syndicate.

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Product Description

  • Artist
    Will Gould  
    Author
    Will Gould  
    Binding
    hardback  
    Cat No.
    3689189  
    Genre
    Crime & Thrillers  
    ISBN
    9781631407222  
    Previews
    Previews July 2016  
    Publisher
    Idw Publishing  
    Series
    IDW  
    Type
    Graphic Novels  
    Volume
    1  
    Wednesday Comics
    Wednesday Comics 02/11/2016  
  • Red Barry was one of the most visually innovative adventure strips of the mid-1930s, combining fluid brushwork and noir shadows (in bold blues and purples) with figures that were constantly in motion, plus a level of violence that brought cries of protest from its syndicate.

    Red Barry and Secret Agent X-9 were King Features’ answers to the Tribune Syndicate’s popular Dick Tracy by Chester Gould.

    While X-9 continued for decades under hands of various quality, Red Barry by Will Gould (no relation to Chester) was an auteur’s vision that lasted less than four years (primarily because Gould couldn’t meet his deadlines).

    Regardless, it is today considered one of comics history’s great unsung masterpieces, one which famed mystery writer Anthony Boucher said was ‘the only detectives stripworthy of any consideration from my scholarly viewpoint.’

    This two-volume series will reprint the complete dailies and color Sundays.

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