A Brenda Starr strip from 1983. As the comic changed over the years, Messick wasn't always pleased with the look. According to Wikipedia, she told the Sonoma County Independent in 1998, "Now it doesn't look like Brenda at all. She looks more like she works at a bank. No glamour, no curves, no fashion -- but it's still going pretty good."
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