Wednesday, November 02, 2011
Obscurity of the Day: Mister Batch
In the New York American the strip ran pretty regularly through the beginning of March, but then only five more times through the end date. I suspect that the strip was produced much more often than that, but only ran in syndication. The Hearst bullpen was really cranking out product at this time and the American and Journal just didn't have enough room for it anymore. This was basically the beginning of a trend that would snowball in coming years, for syndicate flagship papers to run only a limited selection of the syndicate's output.
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