Item description for Milton Caniff's Steve Canyon: 1951 by Milton Caniff...
Milton Caniff's legendary comic strip finds a new home in these Checker collections. Steve Canyon 1951 collects strips from January 1951 to spring 1952, which includes the stories The Mysterious Monsieur Gros, Operations Foo-Ling, The Duchess of Denver and Operation Eel Island.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 10.08" Width: 6.69" Height: 0.47" Weight: 0.93 lbs.
Release Date Feb 27, 2006
Publisher Checker Book Publishing Group
ISBN 1933160101 ISBN13 9781933160108
Availability 0 units.
More About Milton Caniff
Caniff earned worldwide acclaim at the helm of Terry and the pirates in the '30s and '40s, but eventually rebelled against his syndicate's editorial oversight and ownership of copyright to his work. Leveraging his global reputation, Caniff launched Canyon in 1947 under his own copyright and syndicated it himself. Canyon ran until 1988.
Milton Caniff currently resides in Dayton.
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Reviews - What do customers think about Milton Caniff's Steve Canyon: 1951?
The fifth year in the Canyon series Mar 5, 2007
After four volumes and now this, the fifth, in the Steve Canyon series, it is a pleasure to come back to this now familiar strip. The 750+ pages I have read so far have put Caniff's exotic and far flung creations firmly in my head. At 2½ pages per week, Canyon's 41-year run would come to 5,300 pages, if Checker should make it that far. This might take another dozen years at three books per year.
Buying this series is doubly rewarded: over and above the enjoyment these strips provide, there is the encouragement publishers will get to continue bringing forth the wonderful fruit of the Ninth Art from the highly fertile period stretching from the early 1900s through the 1960s. Should we get full runs of Polly and Her Pals, the Krazy Kat dailies*, Connie, Casey Ruggles, Voltar and other premium comics, then we will be very fortunate indeed. Maybe I should deem the Steve Canyon books "graphic novels" - that confers some respectability, doesn't it? But it's the contents that count, not the label. (No, I'm not a shill for the publisher...)
An interesting daily strip phenomenon is the twin passage of time: the reader's and the characters'. In the previous volume, there is a three-month period of strips covering one to three days of action, followed by a "meanwhile", where more months of strips cover concurrent action with other characters elsewhere. Yet, the seasons in the strips are concurrent with those experienced by the reader. As a result, the characters can experience three weeks' life between two Christmases! Well, what you gonna do...
Apart from the ridiculous Eel Island segment, the adventures in this issue are good, with the last (which is actually two stories over a five-month period) providing us with a superb ending.
*The Sunday Krazy Kat pages are available at this site, courtesy Fantagraphics. I have the color editions and they are superb.