The Missing Years. The first volume will reprint the strips from 1946 (Wunder took over on 12/30/46) through 1948, with the Sundays in color. Like many Caniff fans, I've never taken to Wunder's art, but then I've lacked exposure as well. Many fans, for whom Wunder's "Terry" was the one they grew up, love it dearly. I'm looking forward to the discovery. This book is currently scheduled for release on July 2nd.
Other highlights of this issue include "Alley Oop" Sundays in color, Al Williamson drawing "Secret Agent Corrigan" in a far out space adventure, and the first reprinting of "The Phantom" strips from 1949 when they experimented with running a continuing story between the dailies and Sundays.
The Caniff/James Bond Connection - A U.S. Military website - DVIDS - recently ran a profile of Charles Russhon, a retired USAF colonel who was an adviser on several Bond films in the 1960s and '70s. Russhon served in the China-Burma-India (CBI) theater in WWII with Col. Phil Cochran. Cochran is known better to Caniffites as the real-life analogue to Flip Corkin in "Terry & the Pirates." Russhon was also a friend of Caniff (I assume meeting through Cochran) who also was turned into a character. Russhon was "Charlie Vanilla," nicknamed for his quirk addiction to ice cream. Read all about his contribution to the Bond films here.
In this copy of a classic press photo above, Charlie Vanilla is the character Caniff has circled in the picture.