Landmark Adventure Strip
Zooming in on her key character Brenda Starr, Dale Messick pulls readers into her heroine's world of adventure and romance. As a news reporter, Brenda pursues jewel thieves, seeks a missing fashion model, and falls in love with the mysterious inventor Basil St. John. Featuring a worthy female counterpart to male heroes in adventure strips, Brenda Starr marked a milestone among strips by women. At its peak, it ran in 250 newspapers.