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Friday Foster: Super Heroine & Fashion Photographer!

from Barbara Levine Collection / available for purchase on Project B The Friday Foster comic strip debuted on January 18, 1970 in the Chicago Tribune and ran until 1974. Friday Foster was a former fashion model who became an assistant to a world-famous photographer at a glamour magazine in New York City.  The strip was about her comings and goings in the jet set modeling world and she often moonlighted as a detective. Friday Foster was the first mainstream syndicated comic strip to feature a Black woman in the lead role. In 1972, Dell created a one-of-a-kind Friday Foster comic book edition (pictured above). The comic book inspired the blaxploitation film by the same name, starring Pam Grier.    ... Read more Barbara Levine, Friday Foster Comic Book