Thursday, November 19, 2009

Going Rogue

Thursday Story Strip Day.

WE all 'know' George Wunder's Terry and the Pirates was no where near as good as Milton Caniff's original version. But how many of you have actually read a longer sretch of the strip. Here is your chance. A month long sequence from October 1952.


Bob Lilly said...

Thanks for the TERRY posting. I hope that some day soon, comic strips will be archived in their entirety, and hopefully this will be on the internet. Since Caniff moved to Steve Canyon several years before I was born, I only saw George Wunder's TERRY in the form of Sunday pages in the Tabloid comics section of the New York Sunday News (with Dick Tracy on the cover). I really enjoy your blog. I am a cartoonist. Please come visit me at

Smurfswacker said...

It's good to see Wunder in print again. I've always had a love-hate relationship with him. Some of his stuff, especially his backgrounds and his Sunday color, are brilliant. Other things, like the ultra-quirky character faces he was developing about this time, make me cringe.

Personally I feel Wunder's Terry never rose to the heights not because of the art, but because Wunder was simply not a good writer. Still, doesn't he deserve credit for keeping the strip going more than twice as long as its creator?

JohnK said...

I actually like it better. It's a caricature of Caniff's style.

Joakim Gunnarsson said...

Much of Wunder's run is available in "Missing Years".