Sunday, January 22, 2012

Monday, January 22, 1934

Pauline and I walked to school. Only went till today. Ruth Ray and I walked to home at .

Secret Agent X-9
King Features - January 22, 1934 until February 10, 1996

Secret Agent X-9 was a comic strip begun by writer Dashiell Hammett (The Maltese Falcon)
and artist Alex Raymond (Flash Gordon). X-9 was a nameless agent who worked for a nameless
agency. X-9 acquired the name "Phil Corrigan" in the 1940s and decades later the strip was
renamed Secret Agent Corrigan. The nameless agency was also briefly the FBI when
 the FBI was in vogue, but when the FBI became less popular, references to it were dropped
and the agency was nameless again.

Despite the initial combination of talents, the strip was never a success. Perhaps the
confusion about what kind of strip it actually was (secret agent or private eye)
contributed to this. By the next year, Hammett and Raymond had both left the strip.

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