King Features Syndicate
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King Features Syndicate

King Features Syndicate, is a print syndication company owned by The Hearst Corporation, they distribute about 150 comic strips, newspaper columns, editorial cartoons, puzzles and games to nearly 5000 newspapers around the world. King Features Syndicate is a unit of Hearst Holdings, Inc., which combines the Hearst Corporation's cable network partnerships, television programming and distribution activities and syndication companies. King Features' affiliate syndicates are North America Syndicate and Cowles Syndicate. Each week, Reed Brennan Media Associates, a unit of the Hearst Corporation, edits and distributes more than 200 features for King Features.


  • Jerry Beck criticized King Features when they struck a deal with Hooters for Betty Boop to be their mascot.
  • Leslie Cabarga spoke out against King Features, when he looked into the ownership of Betty Boop and Koko the Clown, in order to say that Koko was in the public domain. Today Betty is fully branded by King Features and always has been, as they know how to market the character.


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