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...

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