Four Color #578 - Milton Caniff's Steve Canyon
(August 1954)

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Pages
36
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Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
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Issue Notes

Indicia title is "Milton Caniff's STEVE CANYON, No. 578." Code number is S.C.O.S. #578-548. Copyright 1954 by Field Enterprises, Inc. Based on the "Steve Canyon" newspaper strip by Milton Caniff. Second of seven Steve Canyon Four Color issues.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Steve Canyon / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
? (painting)
Inks
? (painting)
Colors
? (painting)

Genre
adventure
Characters
Steve Canyon; Tuck O'Tucker
Reprints
Keywords
jeeps

India (Table of Contents: 1)

Steve Canyon / foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ray Bailey
Inks
Ray Bailey; Milton Caniff (see notes)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Continent of countless millions from penniless untouchables to bejeweled Maharajahs!
Genre
adventure
Characters
Steve Canyon; Maharanee; Maharajah of Bahar
Synopsis
Introduction of setting and main characters of the story.
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Indexer Notes

Inside front cover; black and white. Illustrations and typeset text.
According to information in the foreword of "Milton Caniff's Steve Canyon: The Complete Series (Hermes Press, 2011) #1", Milton Caniff inked the heads of the Steve Canyon character.

[The Maharaja of Bahar] (Table of Contents: 2)

Steve Canyon / comic story / 34 pages (report information)

Script
Paul S. Newman (see notes)
Pencils
Ray Bailey (see notes); Bill Overgard ? (see notes)
Inks
Ray Bailey (see notes); Bill Overgard ? (see notes); Milton Caniff (see notes)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I'm here on the dot of three, but from the looks of that sky, Steve isn't going to land on time!
Feature Logo
Steve Canyon
Genre
adventure
Characters
Steve Canyon; Tuck Tucker; Maharanee; Maharajah of Bahar
Synopsis
Steve Canyon and Tuck go to India as civilians to map out the best strategy for air support of supplies to a famine-stricken area. When they get to the area they find that the Maharajah who asked for help is reported to be dead and the Maharajah's brother is now in charge. The former Maharajah's wife thinks her husband is still alive and asks Canyon for help.
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Indexer Notes

Reference is made to the story in Steve Canyon Four Color #519. Story continues on the inside back cover in black and white and concludes on the back cover in color.
According to Alberto Becattini, Caniff only drew Steve Canyon's heads. Pencils and inks credits for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007).
According to information in the foreword of "Milton Caniff's Steve Canyon: The Complete Series" (Hermes Press, 2011) #1, Milton Caniff inked the heads of the Steve Canyon character.
Title from "Milton Caniff's Steve Canyon: The Complete Series" (Hermes Press, 2011) #1.
According to information in the foreword of "Milton Caniff's Steve Canyon: The Complete Series" (Hermes Press, 2011) #1, William Overgard was busy with his newspaper strips and did not have time for working on this and Ray Bailey did the work. This source also listed Paul S. Newman as the writer.

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Steve Canyon
  2. 1. India
    Steve Canyon
  3. 2. [The Maharaja of Bahar]
    Steve Canyon
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