Thursday, December 9, 2010

Stop the Presses: "Brenda Starr, Reporter" Comic Is Ending

Stop the Presses: "Brenda Starr, Reporter" Comic Is Ending -

The exodus of females from the funny pages is continuing at an alarming rate, at least for an industry that rarely sees any turnover. Brenda Starr, the dogged journalist who has been juggling assignments and romances for more than 70 years, is bowing out of the business.
By no means a favorite, or even a regular read of mine, but I do have a Brenda Starr collection somewhere in my library that I picked up really cheap in a used bookstore somewhere along the line. 70 years is an impressive run. If it prompted you to wonder, like it did me, what the longest running newspaper comics are -- I've seen Ripley's Believe It Or Not listed by a few sources, but it seems the Katzenjammer Kids may really hold the title?
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