What I’m Reading, Part 1 (The Classics)

Thursday, September 27th, 2007

One of the coolest things in comics these days is the complete reprint collections of old newspaper comics. A person can read Peanuts, Dennis the Menace, Moomin, Gasoline Alley, Popeye, and many others, typically in beautiful, hardbound editions which totally do justice to the comics. And if you’re a Pogo fan, that strip is on the way too.

Recently, I picked up the first volume of Milton Caniff’s Terry and the Pirates. Now, I was a big fan of the Steve Canyon strip when I was a kid, but although I had heard about how good Terry and the Pirates was, I had never had an opportunity to read the comics. All I can say is, Wow!!! I’m really enjoying this book. I’m re-reading it now so I can just get lost looking at the pictures. That Caniff dude was one amazing artist.

This collection is definitely up near the front of my list of favorites. There is a downside though, the book was a little expensive. But the upside is that it was worth about ten times what I paid for it.