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The Complete Steve Canyon

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The Complete Steve Canyon
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Publication information
PublisherThe Library of American Comics
Publication dateJanuary 2012 -
No. of issues9 published of 20 planned
Main character(s)Steve Canyon, Happy Easter, Reed Kimberly
Creative team
Written byMilton Caniff
Artist(s)Milton Caniff
Editor(s)Dean Mullaney

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The Complete Steve Canyon is a book series by The Library of American Comics,[1][2] collecting the American comic strip Steve Canyon. A strip created by Milton Caniff which debuted in 1947 and ended in 1988, some months after its creator's death. The comic strip was originally distributed in newspapers by King Features Syndicate.


In 1946 Milton Caniff ended his run of Terry and the Pirates for pursuing a creator-owned title of his own in order to have more creative control over story telling and decisions as well as reaping a larger financial benefit of the work as a comic strip artist and author. Beginning in 1947, Steve Canyon Caniff's new strip debuted just a few weeks after he had finished up on Terry and the Pirates. This new Steve Canyon strip would come to be a running newspaper feature for 41 years, even continuing a while after Caniff's death.[3]

The rights to the Steve Canyon comic strip had been with Checker Book Publishing Group since mid-2000s, and by them reprinted in a softcover all black-and-white edition.[4] When the rights to the strip were about to change in 2011, Caniff's nephew as well as executor Harry Guyton, agreed to let The Library of American Comics get the rights to reprint the Steve Canyon comic strip. In August 2011 it was announced that the series would start to be published in January 2012.[5]The first volume from LoAC was released in January 2012 while at the same time being the 50th title published by The Library of American Comics.[6][7]


The volumes of this series are hardcover, measure 11.5 inches × 9.25 inches, (292 mm × 235 mm), and includes approximately 340 pages. Each contain two years of the comic strip original run in the newspapers and comes with a dust jacket.[8] The source material for this reprint project was Caniff's own personal set of printer's proofs, which made it possible for LoAC to give the comic strip the best-quality reproduction it ever has received. The daily strips of the title is reproduced in the original black-and-white color scheme, uncropped and in full original size, and the Sunday pages in full color for the first time ever since it originally appeared in newspapers. The series is planned to be comprised of 20 volumes and cover the comic strip's whole run when it is finished.[9][7][10]

The story plots are put next to real historical context in the introductions by associate editor Bruce Canwell[11]. Extras such as essays, annoted photographs, sketches and drawings are included in the volumes. The MSRP is set at $49,99 per volume.[12]


Volume Release date Title Period Page count ISBN
1 2012-01-31 “Steve Canyon - Vol. 1 - Horizons Unlimited” 1947–1948 336 978-1-61377-125-9 Search this book on Amazon.com Logo.png.
2 2012-08-21 “Steve Canyon - Vol. 2 - Passport to Adventure” 1949–1950 336 978-1-61377-287-4 Search this book on Amazon.com Logo.png.
3 2013-04-23 “Steve Canyon - Vol. 3 - Death by Land and by Sea” 1951–1952 336 978-1-61377-576-9 Search this book on Amazon.com Logo.png.
4 2014-04-01 “Steve Canyon - Vol. 4 - Return to Damma” 1953–1954 336 978-1-61377-855-5 Search this book on Amazon.com Logo.png.
5 2015-01-20 “Steve Canyon - Vol. 5 - Taps for 'Shanty' Town” 1955–1956 336 978-1-63140-178-7 Search this book on Amazon.com Logo.png.
6 2015-12-01 “Steve Canyon - Vol. 6 - Princess in Exile” 1957–1958 336 978-1-63140-469-6 Search this book on Amazon.com Logo.png.
7 2016-12-20 “Steve Canyon - Vol. 7 - School for Spies” 1959–1960 336 978-1-63140-743-7 Search this book on Amazon.com Logo.png.
8 2018-02-13 “Steve Canyon - Vol. 8 - Return of the Crag Hag” 1961–1962 336 978-1-68405-034-5 Search this book on Amazon.com Logo.png.
9 2019-01-29 “Steve Canyon - Vol. 9 - Contraband Cargo” 1963–1964 336 978-1-68405-378-0 Search this book on Amazon.com Logo.png.
10 2020-01-28 “Steve Canyon - Vol. 10 - Herself and a Hook” 1965–1966 336 978-1-68405-589-0 Search this book on Amazon.com Logo.png.


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