Steve Canyon like you've never seen it before — reproduced directly from Milton Caniff's personal set of syndicate proofs! For the first time: the definitive edition of the Steve Canyon newspaper strip by Milton Caniff featuring every Sunday in color and the daily strips in their original, uncropped versions.
Caniff quit Terry and the Pirates in 1946 to begin Steve Canyon and it became his biggest-selling work. Forever known as the "Rembrandt of the Comic Strip," Caniff is at the absolute peak of his artistic prowess in these strips. Your passport is stamped for Adventure, Intrigue, and Danger on your expedition to exotic locales with your pilot, the one and only Steve Canyon!
The horizons are unlimited after World War II when Steve Canyon assembles a flight crew of veterans for his new air-transport business. Action flies high as Canyon and his men befriend Happy Easter, cross swords with the hirsute Herr Splitz, and match wits with Chief Izm. The Caniff women are also on display, as Canyon meets the steely yet sexy “Copper” Calhoon; the beautiful schemer, Delta; that modern-day Mata Hari, Madame Lynx; Dr. Deen Wilderness, who is as capable as she is lovely; plus Captain Shark, Convoy, and the footloose Fancy. The Library of American Comics launches this highly-awaited reprinting by collecting every daily and full-color Sunday from 1947 to 1948 in a single hardcover volume. There’s excitement, humor, lovely women, and wonderful art in the exciting Caniff style!
About the Author
Born in Hillsboro, Ohio in 1907, Milton Caniff is one of the most honored cartoonists in history, with awards ranging from two Cartoonist of the Year “Reuben” awards from his peers in the National Cartoonists Society, to the Exceptional Service Award of the United States Air Force.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Milton Caniff was a giant in the adventure comic strip realm, the creator of one of the all-time great strips ("Terry and the Pirates") and a very fine one ("Steve Canyon"). This reprints the first two years of the latter strip, and has an informative article about how Canyon made the segue from "Terry and the Pirates" to "Steve Canyon". Readers of a certain age will be familiar with "Steve Canyon", which was begun by a Milton Caniff at the top of his craft. It features his signature sharp dialogue, strong characters, quick segues from action to romance to comedy, sometimes in the same strip. It doesn't have quite the emotional power that the wartime "Terry" did, but it's still an often underrated strip that got an unfair knock during the turmoil of the Vietnam war.