Steve Canyon Vol. 8: 1961-1962

Story by
Art by
Milton Caniff
Letters by
Frank Engli
Cover by
IDW Publishing

The Greatest Generation's cartoonist-in-chief, Milton Caniff, continues to appeal to two disparate groups—comics aficionados as well as active military and veterans. The Air Force created an official record for Steve Canyon, the only time a fictional character was so honored.

Milton Caniff tackles the escalating Cold War throughout 1961 and '62 as Steve Canyon finds himself trapped, alongside old friends Princess Snowflower and Doagie Hogan, in a net of intrigue between the USSR and Communist China! Meanwhile, as the Cuban Missile Crisis plays out in the waters south of Florida, Steve Canyon and the alluring Miss Mizzou attempt to preserve our freedom by stopping another Red plot hatched at the Panama Canal! These never-before-reprinted strips include full-color Sunday pages, and are reproduced from Caniff's own file copies.


  • Advance solicited for January release!
  • “This collection, sharply reproduced from syndicate proofs, brilliantly shows off the hallmarks–cinematic storytelling, dramatic illustration, exotic locales, appealing characters, and snappy dialogue–that made Caniff one of comics' most highly regarded and influential artists." –Gordon Flagg, Booklist

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