IDW Publishes Second Volume Collecting Classic ‘Terry’ Comic

By: E&P Staff

The second 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 covers the years 1937 and 1938.

The large-format, 352-page hardcover book includes black-and-white daily strips as well as Sunday pages reproduced in their original color. It also features an introduction by author Pete Hamill, who has been a newspaper columnist and editor.

Dean Mullaney is the editor and designer of the series.

“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.

Caniff (1907-1988) — who also created the “Steve Canyon” strip that ran from 1947 to 1988 — was the subject of a comprehensive R.C. Harvey-authored biography published last year by Fantagraphics Books.

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