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.
Where I write: Craig Thompson on the art of the graphic novel

There’s no evidence of pain as he pulls out a brush and talks about  using India ink because it’s part of the old-school comics tradition  that goes back to Milton Caniff and “Terry and the Pirates.” He’s  interested in the purity of ink on paper, not color or texture or other  painterly concerns, and with a few brush strokes he brings Dodola to  life in a full-page portrait.

Where I write: Craig Thompson on the art of the graphic novel

There’s no evidence of pain as he pulls out a brush and talks about using India ink because it’s part of the old-school comics tradition that goes back to Milton Caniff and “Terry and the Pirates.” He’s interested in the purity of ink on paper, not color or texture or other painterly concerns, and with a few brush strokes he brings Dodola to life in a full-page portrait.

Steve  Canyon-Milton Caniff’s legendary Air Force hotshot-flew across comic  book pages in the 1950s, his missions overlooked by Caniff himself. For  decades, this Cold Warrior’s rip-roaring slam-bang comic book adventures  have remained in a dusty Top Secret folder in the Pentagon. Now, Hermes  Press represents Canyon's four-color life with Steve Canyon: The Complete Series-Volume One.
 Published  by Dell Comics throughout the ’50s, we bring you seven full issues of  Steve’s comic book adventures, with the art painstakingly restored. Not  only do you get the vivid color interiors, drawn by Ray Bailey and  William Overgard with assists by Caniff, but you also get the lush  painted covers that graced the original comics.
You’ll find yourself enlisting with Steve Canyon when the book hits comic book stores everywhere this Wednesday! ISBN: 1-932563-77-6  256 pages, color hardcover  Available August 3, 2011 $49.99

Steve Canyon-Milton Caniff’s legendary Air Force hotshot-flew across comic book pages in the 1950s, his missions overlooked by Caniff himself. For decades, this Cold Warrior’s rip-roaring slam-bang comic book adventures have remained in a dusty Top Secret folder in the Pentagon. Now, Hermes Press represents Canyon's four-color life with Steve Canyon: The Complete Series-Volume One.


Published by Dell Comics throughout the ’50s, we bring you seven full issues of Steve’s comic book adventures, with the art painstakingly restored. Not only do you get the vivid color interiors, drawn by Ray Bailey and William Overgard with assists by Caniff, but you also get the lush painted covers that graced the original comics.


You’ll find yourself enlisting with Steve Canyon when the book hits comic book stores everywhere this Wednesday! ISBN: 1-932563-77-6  256 pages, color hardcover  Available August 3, 2011 $49.99

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.

Ken Burns documentary:  “History of the Comic Strip”


Steve Canyon Keeps ‘Em Flying at Hermes Press!
Meet Steve Canyon-the greatest ace pilot and troubleshooter the Air Force has. Fly with him as he infiltrates a South American dictatorship, travels  to India and Alaska, test pilots a rocket-controlled experimental jet,  retrieves a downed pilot and finds a missing U.S.A.F. jet, and puts a  crazed pilot in his place. With a cast that includes brothers Tuck and  Trucker, and Nurse Maggie Gallagher, Steve Canyon is  cartoonist Milt Caniff’s Cold Warrior of the 1950s comics. All artwork  was overseen by Caniff himself, as he provided inks on occasional Steve  Canyon heads to maintain his distinct look.
Now, experience Steve's  comic book adventures from the 1950s Dell Comics, painstakingly and  loyally reproduced with digital technology. With fully painted covers  and vibrant interior pages, Steve Canyon: The Complete Series-Volume One lets you relive the triumph and perils of his adventures in this hardcover library edition. 
With a colorful and informative introduction by producer John R. Ellis, Steve Canyon: The Complete Series-Volume One is the complete collection of the seven long out-of-print Dell Steve Canyon comics from the 1950s.
For media inquiries or a digital review copy, contact Chris Irving at chris@hermespress.com
ISBN: 1-932563-77-6
256 pages, color hardcover
Available in July
$49.99
 

Steve Canyon Keeps ‘Em Flying at Hermes Press!

Meet Steve Canyon-the greatest ace pilot and troubleshooter the Air Force has. Fly with him as he infiltrates a South American dictatorship, travels to India and Alaska, test pilots a rocket-controlled experimental jet, retrieves a downed pilot and finds a missing U.S.A.F. jet, and puts a crazed pilot in his place. With a cast that includes brothers Tuck and Trucker, and Nurse Maggie Gallagher, Steve Canyon is cartoonist Milt Caniff’s Cold Warrior of the 1950s comics. All artwork was overseen by Caniff himself, as he provided inks on occasional Steve Canyon heads to maintain his distinct look.

Now, experience Steve's comic book adventures from the 1950s Dell Comics, painstakingly and loyally reproduced with digital technology. With fully painted covers and vibrant interior pages, Steve Canyon: The Complete Series-Volume One lets you relive the triumph and perils of his adventures in this hardcover library edition.

With a colorful and informative introduction by producer John R. Ellis, Steve Canyon: The Complete Series-Volume One is the complete collection of the seven long out-of-print Dell Steve Canyon comics from the 1950s.

For media inquiries or a digital review copy, contact Chris Irving at chris@hermespress.com

ISBN: 1-932563-77-6

256 pages, color hardcover

Available in July

$49.99