Friday Foster was an early 1970s newspaper syndicated comic strip, the first in mainstream newspapers to feature an African American woman character as the star. In 1972 Dell published a one-shot Friday Foster comic book (and of course in 1975 it was turned into a movie starring Pam Grier). Sequential Crush has a deep and extensive look at the one-shot comic, with scans of many of its inside pages.


This TV’s official movie page for Friday Foster - Released Dec 25, 1975

Friday Foster

Original Release Date: Dec 25, 1975

An assassination attempt is made on a black billionaire and a bright young fashion photographer investigates. She’s drawn into a dangerous adventure involving mystery and intrigue, and incovers a conspiracy plot aimed at black politicians. Based on the comic strip.


  • Pam Grier
  • Jim Backus
  • Godfrey Cambridge
  • Scatman Crothers
  • Eartha Kitt
  • Ted Lange
  • Yaphet Kotto
  • Thalmus Rasulala
  • Carl Weathers

Friday Foster by Jim Lawrence and Jorge Longarón

The Friday Foster comic strip debuted in the Chicago Tribune in 1970 and ran until 1974. It was the first syndicated comic strip to feature an African-American woman in its lead role. Foster was an assistant photographer at a New York fashion magazine who used her charm, wit, and street-smarts to moonlight as a detective. In 1975, Friday Foster was adapted into a feature film starring Pam Grier.

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