Milton Caniff's square-jawed hero is back in the Orient and crossing paths with old friends and new enemies. Plenty of adventure on land, sea, and air. Air Ace and beauty Doe Redwood and young damsel in distress Holly Hall reappear, Starlet Savannah Gay is still after Steve, but hard-luck, lady-in-love Summer Olson is here too. Also: hard-driven General "Shanty" Town, Major "Torry" Torr, Mayor Straw, and Steve's Kissin' Cousin Poteet. Meanwhile Happy Easter returns stateside and ends up having a Gay old time on the Savannah.
Bruce Canwell adds a delightful 14-page, full illustrated historical essay that looks at the cold war, Canyon's activities near China (complete with maps), wonderful coverage of a "Poteet" beauty contest with swimsuit contestants including Jayne Mansfield! Plus Caniff on CBS Television, a special 1956 Calendar illustration in full color, and more fun treats.
Includes all Sunday pages in proper sequence and in full color. "The collection, sharply reproduced from syndicate proofs, brilliantly shows off the hallmarks--cinematic storytelling, dramatic illustration, exotic locales, appealing characters, and snappy dialogue--that made Caniff one of comics' most highly regarded and influential artists." --Gordon Flagg, Booklist.