‘Redeye’ Now ‘Starr’ Dust

By: Mark Fitzgerald

Is “”Brenda Starr”” writer and Chicago Tribune columnist Mary Schmich trying to tell us something about the prospects of a certain youth-aimed tabloid recently launched by her paper?

On Nov. 27, her Tribune Media Services comic introduced a character named “”Redeye.”” Eight days later, the namesake of the Trib‘s new tab was killed off, expiring after this exchange with the glamorous reporter: “”Redeye? Is that your name?”” “”Yes’m. Til my — gasp! — dying day, which is — gasp! — today!””

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