Terry and the Pirates Cover by Jim Keefe

May 8, 2022|In General

While the comic strip Terry and the Pirates by Milton Caniff is fading from the memory of the general population, it remains an epitome of the American adventure comic strip and a showcase for Caniff’s skills as a storyteller.

He left the strip after the Second World War to create Steve Canyon. His previous strip continued with other creators until 1973.

Noted Flash Gordon and Sally Forth illustrator Jim Keefe was called on by the publishers of The Missing Years to recapture some of that classic adventure strip magic on the cover of No. 45.

New colour and packaging by me.

The Missing Years #45 Cover featuring Terry and the Pirates

As published.

Terry And The Pirates illustration by Jim Keefe

Scan of Jim Keefe’s original art.

Comic book production art by Scott Dutton

Art extended and made production ready.

Comic book colouring by Scott Dutton

New colour version.

Comic book design and packaging by Scott Dutton

Re-created trade dress added.