The Complete Terry and the Pirates, Vol. 1: 1934-1936 (The Complete Terry and the Pirates #1)
Celebrating the centennial of cartoonist Milton Caniff's birth, IDW Publishing will publish a six-book series, collecting the entirety of Caniff's groundbreaking newspaper adventure strip Terry and the Pirates. The Sunday pages will be reproduced in their original color, alongside the daily black-and-white strips. Volume One contains more than 800 consecutive strips, from...more
He dynamited the classical scenario by giving another dimension to the hero. In particular he gave a very important role to the Chinese interprets Georges Webster Confucius. Far from the caricature, he ...more
The stories are entertaining -- nothing earth-shattering, but great "popcorn movie" style adventures. Like most material of the day, [i:]Terry and the Pirates[/i:] does have the misfortune of featuring some incredibly crude ethnic stereotypes.
The stories themselves are formulaic and repetitive. The women characte ...more
The comics themselves weren't that wonderful for me as a reader, mainly because they felt very dated and there wasn't any kind of real sense of urgency. I'm sure that there would have been more excitement attached when the strip was running due to the time ...more