The Press: Adventures in Dreamland

America's press lords, like their millions of readers, spend more time over their comic strips than over their editorial pages. The late Captain Joseph M. Patterson guided his comics (Orphan Annie, Dick Tracy, Terry, etc.) as cunningly as his anti-Roosevelt campaigns, built a monster circulation (now 2,400.000) for his New York Daily News. William Randolph Hearst was one of the daddies of comics (his early Yellow Kid strip led to the phrase "yellow journalism"). Last week the trade paper Editor & Publisher, reporting the launching of Hearst's newest strip, Dick's Adventures in Dreamland, dipped into the year-long correspondence over it that...

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