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Comic Strip Staples Arrive

Three comic book staples have one date in common: January 7. Two legends, Tarzan and Buck Rogers, sprung to life on the pages of American newspapers in 1929. Five years later, Flash Gordon joined the comic strips. The three had arrived and soon spread to every medium, from radio to movies and television.

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