Four Color #804 - Milton Caniff's Steve Canyon
(June 1957)

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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
On-sale Date
1957
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
Brand
Dell
Printer
Printed in U.S.A.
Editing
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Issue Notes

Indicia title is "Milton Caniff's STEVE CANYON, No. 804." Code number is S.C.O.S. #804-576. Copyright 1957 by Field Enterprises, Inc. Based on the "Steve Canyon" newspaper strip by Milton Caniff. Fifth of seven Steve Canyon Four Color issues.
This issue has variants:

Polar Peril (Table of Contents)

Steve Canyon / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
? (painting)
Inks
? (painting)
Colors
? (painting)
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure
Characters
Steve Canyon
Reprints
Keywords
Arctic; fighter planes; Grumman F9F Panther

The Dew Line (Table of Contents: 1)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
? (photos)
Inks
? (photos)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The Distant Early Warning line was begun in 1955 across Arctic Alaska and Canada...
Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
Brief description of the Distant Early Warning stations spread across the Arctic in Alaska and Canada.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover; black and white. Six photos and brief text.

The Polar Peril (Table of Contents: 2)

Steve Canyon / comic story / 32 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Steve! Steve! Wait till you hear the big news!
Genre
adventure
Characters
Steve Canyon; Tuck Tucker; Janice; Major Barr; Mister Moore; Gregory; Eric; Sig; Ivor
Synopsis
Steve and Tuck escort a top secret piece of equipment to a secret base in Alaska. Tuck is set to work on organizing a chapter of the Civil Air Patrol, while Steve tests a new rocket plane in arctic conditions.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

According to Alberto Becattini, Caniff only drew Steve Canyon's heads, the rest of the art was by Bailey. (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.

Arctic Air Force (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ray Bailey
Inks
Ray Bailey
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
In setting up the Arctic radar bases of DEW line, C-124's or Globemasters played a major role!
Genre
non-fiction; aviation
Synopsis
Facts about aviation equipment used in bringing in material for the DEW Line.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover; black and white.

Workhorses of the Arctic (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ray Bailey
Inks
Ray Bailey
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Helicopter on a mercy mission...
Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
Heavy equipment used in the Arctic.

Indexer Notes

Back cover. Next to last panel is Dell's "A Pledge to Parents."

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Polar Peril
    Steve Canyon
  2. 1. The Dew Line
  3. 2. The Polar Peril
    Steve Canyon
  4. 3. Arctic Air Force
  5. 4. Workhorses of the Arctic
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