The Press: Passing the Buck

Space cannot hamper nor ray gun faze his hero Buck Rogers, but last week Cartoonist Rick Yager admitted that he had surrendered to one of the lowest of earth-bound weapons: his editor's blue pencil. "Too much editing, too much criticism—I just couldn't create any more," explained Yager, whose last drawings for the National Newspaper Syndicate will be published this Sunday. Retorted the syndicate's President Robert Dille: "We're happy he quit."

Dille wanted Yager to plan his adventures well ahead, submit proofs in advance, stick to "scientific probability," and cut out flighty nonsense, e.g., mist-men who appear and disappear at will. "We...

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