Media Release — The comic book adventures of Milton Caniff’s Steve Canyon, one of the most popular and enduring comic strips from the late 1940s through the 1980s is joining Hermes Press’ line-up of classic comic book reprints.
Hermes Press currently offers reprints of 1960s television tie-in comics such as Dark Shadows, Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, Time Tunnel, and Land of the Giants not to mention classic comic strip reprints of Buck Rogers in the 25th Century and The Phantom. Now Steve Canyon is being added to the line-up.
Caniff helped define the art of comic strips and influenced almost every comic book storyteller in the process, first with Terry and the Pirates and then with Steve Canyon. In 1948 Harvey Comics brought Steve Canyon to the comic book racks. Hermes Press will reprint all of the original material offered in these books together with unpublished material in one full-color digitally reconstructed hardcover collection.
In the 1950s the Dell Comics anthology Four Color Comics also offered seven completely original Steve Canyon comic books all with art supervised by Caniff. Hermes Press will digitally restore these treasures and collect them in one hardcover all color volume which will offer fans the first chance in over fifty years to re-read these adventures again.
As with all Hermes Press comic book and comic strip reprints these books will contain essays and documentary material. The first volume will be available in Summer/2011.