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Created in 1948 by the late Dr. Nicholas P. Dallis, a psychiatrist from Scottsdale, Ariz., Rex Morgan M.D. continues to be the quintessential family practice physician.

Dr. Dallis created Rex Morgan M.D. not only as an exciting and entertaining comic strip, but also as an educational tool: a comic strip that would heighten the awareness of readers about the importance of modern medicine.

Over the years, we have seen Rex deal with the compelling medical and social issues of our times: drug abuse, domestic violence, HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, diabetes, organ transplants, adoption and sexual harassment, just to name a few. There have been more than a few documented cases in which readers were actually able to identify illnesses in themselves from information presented in Rex Morgan M.D.

The strip's realism has made it a valuable resource for health care professionals around the country. The Leahy Foundation used a Rex Morgan series on epilepsy as a teaching tool for professionals and students at Harvard University. The Cuyahoga County Witness/Victim Service Center Family Violence Program in New York used a Rex Morgan segment in its handbook for battered women.

Rex Morgan M.D. appears in over 300 newspapers nationwide and with an estimated 30 million readers every day in the United States and 14 foreign countries, Rex continues to be one of the most well-known and best-loved physicians in the world.

Terry Beatty

Terry Beatty

Terry Beatty is a 30-year veteran of the comic book business.  He is the artist and co-creator (with writer Max Allan Collins) of the long-running (and soon-to-be revived) private eye series, Ms. Tree.  His other collaborations with Collins include Johnny Dynamite, Mickey Spillane's Mike Danger and the Vertigo Crime graphic novel "Return to Perdition."  For more than a decade, he was part of the art team for DC Comics' Eisner Award-winning cartoon-based Batman Adventures comic books.  His cover illustrations have appeared on Scary Monsters magazine for 18 years and have earned him a Rondo Award.   

He is a published author, with numerous short stories to his credit and is also an accomplished sculptor.  He has worked in the model kit and toy industry, including designing and providing the box art for Moebius Models' retro-styled Green Lantern model kit.  For several years he held the "Visiting Artist " post and taught in the comics program at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design.   

He and his family recently relocated to the Kansas City area, where he began drawing the Phantom Sunday strips in January 2012. 

Replacing Graham Nolan, Beatty began his tenure on the daily Rex Morgan., M.D. comic strips on Dec. 30 2013 and the Sunday strips on Jan. 12, 2014.

Rex Morgan M.D.
Rex Morgan M.D.

America's most well known and best-loved physician. Since 1948 he's graced the comics page with his medical prowess. As a leading man, Rex embodies all the characteristics of a comic strip hero; he's handsome, decisive, compassionate, intelligent, honest - and he can cook. He's also recently married to his long time nurse and constant companion, the beautiful June Gale.

June Gale
June Gale

June is Rex's wife, constant companion and long-time dutiful nurse.

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