Miss Lace is back and she’s with Hermes Press! Milton Caniff’s famous good girl, created just for servicemen during WW II, known to G.I. Joes everywhere as “Lace,” is available to all her fans in a deluxe hardcover art book reprinting the entire run of the strip. Move over Rita Hayworth - sultry, sassy Miss Lace and her daily adventures are given the royal treatment with a host of extras including a detailed intro by noted Caniff historian R.C. Harvey, complete with unused art, documentary materials, advertising art, and more. Check it out on amazon.com!

Miss Lace is back and she’s with Hermes Press! Milton Caniff’s famous good girl, created just for servicemen during WW II, known to G.I. Joes everywhere as “Lace,” is available to all her fans in a deluxe hardcover art book reprinting the entire run of the strip. Move over Rita Hayworth - sultry, sassy Miss Lace and her daily adventures are given the royal treatment with a host of extras including a detailed intro by noted Caniff historian R.C. Harvey, complete with unused art, documentary materials, advertising art, and more. Check it out on amazon.com!

 
     This week, The Village Voice included Hermes Press’ reprint edition of Milt Caniff’s Male Call in their list of 2011’s Best Comics and Graphic Novels!


            Caniff’s thick-lined style is legendary, from his work on Terry and the Pirates in the Great Depression, to his Steve Canyon during the Cold War, Male Call is Caniff adding humor to the life of female-deprived G.I.s. With his  pin-up queen Miss Lace, who oozes cheesecake in every panel, Male Call was originally exclusive to military newspapers.


We’re pretty darned happy with Male Call: The Complete Newspaper Strips: 1942-1946, and so is The Village Voice.



Check it out for yourself, and we guarantee you will be, too.

     This week, The Village Voice included Hermes Press’ reprint edition of Milt Caniff’s Male Call in their list of 2011’s Best Comics and Graphic Novels!
            Caniff’s thick-lined style is legendary, from his work on Terry and the Pirates in the Great Depression, to his Steve Canyon during the Cold War, Male Call is Caniff adding humor to the life of female-deprived G.I.s. With his pin-up queen Miss Lace, who oozes cheesecake in every panel, Male Call was originally exclusive to military newspapers.


We’re pretty darned happy with Male Call: The Complete Newspaper Strips: 1942-1946, and so is The Village Voice.
Check it out for yourself, and we guarantee you will be, too.
Male Call is out today! Action Figure Hub gives with a preview. Check them out!

Male Call is out today! Action Figure Hub gives with a preview. Check them out!

SCDD ‘11: Hermes Press Celebrates Milt Caniff with Male Call and Steve Canyon!

 


Hermes Press unveils two new vintage releases that honor the legendary Milton Caniff at the San Diego Comic-Con-Steve Canyon: The Complete Series, Volume 1 and Male Call: The Complete Newspaper Strips: 1942-1946. Caniff was one of the newspaper cartoonists who inspired the first generation of comic book artists, his inimitable sense of composition and thick ink line on Terry and the Pirates spanned both The Great Depression and World War II. Caniff later continued to define the adventure strip with Steve Canyon.  

Male Call was Caniff’s wartime strip that originally exclusive to military newspapers, combining pin-ups with cheesecake humor.  You can’t help but feel affection for Miss Lace, a World War II sweetheart with enough sass even by today’s standards. Lace was even the first comic strip character to appear on television. We reprint the entirety of Male Call, complete with essay by Caniff biographer R.C. Harvey and rare artwork.

We’ve also uncovered the never-before reprinted Steve Canyon comics from the 50’s to bring you this rip-roaring collection of Steve’s comic book adventures.  With characters modeled after John Kennedy and Marilyn Monroe, it’s hard not to see the enduring and romantic charm of Caniff’s air force tales, as Steve Canyon continues to fight the good fight for America during the Cold War. All stories were overseen by Caniff himself, carrying the flavor and sophistication of the newspaper strip to a full color comic.

Celebrating our respect and admiration for Milton Caniff’s work, Hermes Press has remained loyal to the originals while restoring them for a new generation.  Male Call and Steve Canyon, once long out-of-print, are our two latest collections not to be passed up. Come check them out at Booth #1821-23.