- Posted by Johanna on March 21, 2007 at 6:11 am
- Category: Graphic Novel News
IDW is expanding their line of classic comic reprints. They started with Dick Tracy reprints (which caused some controversy with its design closely inspired by the Fantagraphics Complete Peanuts series).
Now, they’ve announced a six-book series of Terry and the Pirates, Milton Caniff’s historically important adventure strip. (According to the article, he’s responsible for introducing sex to the American newspaper comic strip. Cool!) The first book is due in July at 368 pages for $50 US. It’s promised to contain two years’ worth of strips (including the Sunday strips in color), biographical and background material, and a Howard Chaykin introduction.
The book also launches a new imprint for the publisher: The Library of American Comics will continue with Little Orphan Annie reprints. The plan there is “to start … in the mid-1930s, where Fantagraphics stopped (more or less) so that collectors won’t have buy the same material twice.” Nice for them, but what about us just starting to appreciate the “new golden age of comic strip reprints” (as ICv2 has it)?