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Stop the presses! Brenda Starr, the fictional, globetrotting reporter who has headlined her own comic strip for more than 70 years, is facing her final deadline. The syndication company Tribune Media Services announced today that "Brenda Starr, Reporter" will appear in newspapers for the last time on Jan.
Messick was born in South Bend Indiana to Cephas Messick, a sign painter and teacher, and his wife Bertha, a milliner. Messick had four younger brothers and was the beloved only daughter. Her mother taught her to sew and gave her an appreciation of fashion that she carried with her the rest of her life. Though Messick was never very academic, she was an avid reader.
In a popular YouTube video, the beaming little ballerina dances an entire four-minute routine seemingly perfectly, matchin The redheaded comic heroine, whose first appearance came in a June Chicago Tribune insert, is putting the notebook away for good next month. Tribune Media Services, which owns Brenda Starr, announced Thursday that it's ending the feature's newspaper syndication.
Brenda Starr, Reporter often referred to simply as Brenda Starr is a comic strip about a glamorous, adventurous reporter. When the strip debuted on June 30,it was relegated to a comic book supplement that was included with the Sunday Chicago Tribune. Inthe strip appeared in 65 newspapers, 36 of them international.
Brenda Starr was a fictional reporter who appeared in newspaper comic strips for more than 60 years. She and the woman who drew her, Dale Dalia Messickwere both great role models. If you read the funnies growing up and were female, it was impossible to resist Brenda Starr.
That mysterious hunk with the eye-patch. Those rare black orchids. For 70 years, the melodramatic romantic adventures of Brenda StarrReporter captivated newspaper readers.
Writer Mary Schmich and artist June Brigman have chosen to end their work on the seven-day-a-week strip, bringing the Brenda Starr storyline to a close. The strip's final appearance in newspapers will be Sunday, January 2, Brenda Starr, who got her trial run in a Chicago Tribune comic book insert on June 30,went on to capture the imagination of millions of readers every day on newspaper comics pages around the world.