Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Buck Ryan

Jack Monk wrote and drew private eye Buck Ryan for the Daily Mirror from 22 mar 1937 to 31 July 1962. This sequence from Feb 14, 15, 18, 19, and 20, 1952.© Daily Mirror

© Daily Mirror

7 comments:

  1. I'm a big fan of the comic strip Buck Ryan and is always looking for strips which has not been edited (i.e. with panels missing). Do you have any more complete strips? Buck Ryan is one of the most underrated comic strips ever. I think this wonderful strip really deserves a chronological reprinting in all its glory. Long live Jack Monk! Thanks for the samples.

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  2. Sorry, thats all I have. I agree though, great strip in script and art.

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  3. Well thank you anyway. I keep looking. Buck Ryan held such a high class for so long. Of the british strips it's one of my favourites together with Modesty Blasie (as long as Jim Holdaway made the art, I'm a happy owner of a Modesty original strip!), and Jeff Hawke. These others gets well deserved reprintings but poor Buck remains in obscurity. His day will come!

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  4. There has been an Italian album reprint series:
    http://kayaozkaracalar.blogspot.com/2011/05/buck-ryan-italian-reprints.html

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  5. I agree with Anonymous -- his day will come! I grew up with the Daily Mirror and Buck Ryan. In British Columbia the news-stands sold a weekly bound volume of 7 issues in a gaudy yellow cover every Saturday. Jack Monk -- perfect name for a writer of hard-boiled noir.

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  6. This is a comic I would REALLY like to see reprinted in it's entirety...

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  7. My father - who revelled in machinery - once drew my attention to a Buck Ryan frame showing a close-up of Walschaerts valve gear. "Amazing. That fellow really knows his stuff."

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