First Volume of ‘Terry and the Pirates’ Series Is Published

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By: E&P Staff

The first volume of a six-book series reprinting the entire 1934-1946 run of Milton Caniff’s classic “Terry and the Pirates” comic has just been released by IDW Publishing.

It marks the centennial of the birth of Caniff (1907-1988), who went on to create the “Steve Canyon” strip that ran from 1947 to 1988.

The 368-page first volume, like the five to come, is a hardcover book that includes black-and-white daily strips as well as Sunday pages reproduced in their original color. Dean Mullaney is the editor and designer of the series, which launches a new IDW imprint called The Library of American Comics.

“Terry and the Pirates” was a groundbreaking adventure strip set in China. Characters included young Terry Lee, his adult pal Pat Ryan, their guide Connie, the Dragon Lady, and many others.

Previously published this year was “Meanwhile: A Biography of Milton Caniff” (Fantagraphics). That 800-page book is by R.C. Harvey.

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