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Stamp your passport for adventure, intrigue, and danger on your expedition to exotic locales with The Greatest Generation’s cartoonist-in-chief!
The landmark Steve Canyon, Volume 12 brings Milton Caniff’s picaresque novel through the end of the tumultuous 1960s and into a brand-new decade. Everyone’s favorite bird colonel travels from Alaska to Latin America and romances women from dominating millionaire Copper Calhoon to… Poteet’s old friend, Bitsy Beekman? Things are not always as they seem, but the course of love finally runs true on April 24, 1970.
The Rembrandt of the Comic Strips also does a serious turn, once again tackling the issue of addiction, more than eighteen months before President Nixon declared a “War on Drugs.” Meanwhile, Poteet Canyon covers the Powder Puff Derby as Bitsy enters the race, vying to become the champion woman pilot of 1969! On land or thousands of feet in the air, the action never stops in Steve Canyon, Volume 12!
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.
Series Overview: Ongoing series that reprints, two years per volume, the newspaper strip that premiered in 1947.
Steve Canyon is widely recognized by fans of 1940s - 1980s action heroes like Superman, Batman, Spider-Man, Captain America, Aquaman, the Phantom, The Lone Ranger (and Tonto), Flash Gordon, Buck Rogers, Sgt. Fury, Captain Action, and the Green Hornet
Author Milton Caniff is one of the most honored cartoonists in history, with awards ranging from two Cartoonist of the Year “Reuben” awards from his peers in the National Cartoonists Society, to the Exceptional Service Award of the United States Air Force
Caniff’s Steve Canyon comic strip also won a Reuben Award in 1971
Marketing: Cross promotion on Library of American Comics’ website and newsletters
Promotion through IDW social media channels; 350k followers, 30M+ impressions
Inclusion in Direct-to-consumer Newsletter (100,000 unique and engaged fans)
Cross-promotion in IDW’s monthly comics (350,000 circulation)
Targeted online advertising campaign including search and display advertising
Publicity: Digital review copy made available to 3,000 industry and press contacts
Advance review mailing
Special focus on Steve Canyon fan sites and Library of American Comics site
Praise for Steve Canyon collected editions:
“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.” —Booklist