TERRY AND THE PIRATES strip for 5-18-35.
The Dragon Lady continued to be a part of the strip after the war. Eventually the strip passed into other hands after Milt Caniff started another strip, "Steve Canyon".
One of the inspirations of the Dragon Lady was a real-life Chinese woman pirate named Lo Hon-Cho.
But Milt Caniff said that he modeled his comic strip character on Joan Crawford, seen here in a picture with him and a picture he drew of the Dragon Lady.
Here are a couple of drawings Caniff gave to Joan Crawford.
Joan Crawford site:
Joan Crawford and Terry And The Pirates:
Terry And The Pirates:
Terry And The Pirates Go To War: