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Changes in the Comics


Happy Halloween♪
Originally uploaded by Sue☆
My daily newspaper, the Rocky Mountain News, has changed their comics this week. They added:

And removed:

I'm not really familiar with any of the new strips, but I'm not sorry to see any of the old ones go. Herman has been in reruns since Jim Unger retired in 1992*, and Hägar has been completed by other hands since Dik Browne died in 1988. Garfield is a surprise, but I doubt it is really gone. The RMN has done this before -- they seemingly get rid of a popular strip but they bring it back in a week or two, confessing that they were just making sure the readers were paying attention!

*According to Wikipedia, Unger came partially out of retirement in 1997 and now contributes an occasional new panel. But it's still mostly reruns...

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dessieoctavia
Sep. 25th, 2008 07:12 am (UTC)
All those lame comic strips that you wonder why the paper still wastes paper on them? It's because some people really like them. Seriously. Every time a paper tries to drop one of those lame cartoons, they get flooded with calls and letters from people saying they'll cancel their subscription if they can't keep reading Marmaduke.

Personally, the only enjoyment I get out of the funnies page anymore is from reading the Comics Curmudgeon.
shadzane
Sep. 26th, 2008 06:29 am (UTC)
I know that every comic strip is someone's favorite (except Gil Thorp), but I really hope that they are able to get rid of Herman at least. I mean, it's reruns of a strip that just gets more sexist as time goes on...

Oh, I love the Curmudgeon too. I going to have to break down and get a Bum Boat shirt, I think...
steve_tales
Sep. 25th, 2008 02:28 pm (UTC)

I checked Sue's Flickr stream and there's a couple other cool Ariel ones:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/19754283@N06/2254767304/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/19754283@N06/2205229427/

It's interesting the look and costume in Asia.
shadzane
Sep. 26th, 2008 06:24 am (UTC)
Yeah, Sue has some great photos. I think those ones you link to are Ariel in her winter costume (Tokyo get colder than Anaheim or Florida). And I think the one I posted is a park guest in a Halloween costume, not an official Ariel, but I'm not sure
(Anonymous)
Oct. 20th, 2011 01:33 pm (UTC)
handbag
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shadzane
Oct. 21st, 2011 03:11 am (UTC)
Re: handbag
Ok, I will!
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