The Press: The Death of Deathless Deer

Who stabbed Baba Waring, leading lady of Folliana, when the lights went out? Most New York Daily News readers probably don't care. Those who do will never know, because Publisher Joe Patterson murdered Deathless Deer (TIME, Oct. 19).

Deathless Deer was nine months old. Joe Patterson himself had fondly named her. She was the only new comic strip he had bought in nine years. The Deer herself was a beauteous Egyptian princess who in the fourth installment suffered death, then awakened 3,000 years later in a U.S. museum. From there she fared forth...

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