The Press: The Press, Jan. 17, 1944

Captain Midi Is Not Himself

In many a newspaper shop the only things kept constantly under lock & key are the make-up man's mats of future comics, usually received from syndicates two weeks ahead of publication. What will happen in the next installment of a comic strip is one of newspaperdom's most carefully guarded trade secrets.

Last week a cat slipped out of the bag in 176 U.S., South American and Canadian newspaper offices: "Captain Midi," the spy currently in the foreground of boyish Milton Caniff's Terry and the Pirates, will soon be revealed...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!