Third Long Standing Female-Starring Cartoon Strip Gets Spiked This Year

Earlier this year L'il Orphan Annie went to meet her parents.

Then Cathy gave a final "Ack!"

And now the seventy-year long strip Brenda Starr, Reporter is to end.

Admittedly, I've never actually read it.

But it does seem to be an unfortunate trend.

Created by Dale Messick, she wrote the strip until 1980. Only female writers have written the strip since and it's currently written by Chicago Tribune reporter Mary Schmich.

Third Long Standing Female-Starring Cartoon Strip Gets Spiked This Year

About Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.

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