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Old 04-09-2007, 07:24 AM
 
Location: Vermont / NEK
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I guess the reason for my starting this thread is because my local paper recently stopped printing Tumbleweeds. It took me years to appreciate the wit of Tom Ryan, but then when I finally got it, it disappeared and I've yet to look for it online. I've been reading Doonesbury almost since the beginning. In the past few years Gary Trudeau has really been nailing it with B.D. and his therapist. Some excellent storytelling to be had there. Actually, I read all of the comics available in the two dailies that I subscribe to - except one - Kathy. What say you? Do you read the funnies? Which ones do you like? Which ones do you detest? Do you miss any of the old ones?
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Old 04-09-2007, 07:47 AM
 
Location: in the southwest
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I really really miss Calvin and Hobbes and The Far Side, yet I respect those artists for quitting at the top of their game.
There were many comics I regularly read in Denver that I now have to seek online here in north Florida.

I read:

Zits
(younger son and I can relate to it)

Doonesbury

Zippy the Pinhead
(Griffith and I both grew up in Levittown)

Herman


Frazz

Drabble

Boondocks

Am sad about Foxtrot *sort of* ending.

Used to be a big For Better or For Worse fan, but it's become a bit soap operaish.
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Old 04-09-2007, 08:46 AM
 
Location: Finally made it to Florida and lovin' every minute!
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I like for better or for worse the most, but I read most of them. I see the man who created BC passed away this weekend. Too bad. He did some thoughtful cartoons.
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Old 04-09-2007, 10:18 AM
 
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Default Well it has to be funny or kiddy porn

They sort of divided up into categories. The ones that tried very hard to be funny. Those with the luscious big boobed babes that were boys kiddy porn before real porn was very available. Just like the movies, you knew one day that button was going to pop, if his pen slipped.

Ones like Far Side, where in only one small pix the entire scene had to be set and played with both the ying and yang showing.

Nancy, come on the kid was a dork.

Prince Valiant - Only on Sunday, but the singing blade, hey the guy was either chopping off heads or squeezing some really bad babe, what was not to like.

Haggar - Yup funny most of the time.

Wizard of Id - Nobody could be that dumb

Mary Worth - Come on, she never did nothing. Never one tiny hint she was ever going to get laid. Like the bigger concerns was the color of some napkin.

Blonde - She should have been a lil more full figured.

Tarzan - Yup, had the nice babe, wow what a life, always something happening, big fur friends, talking drums, cutting up those crocs. Man living in a tree house, getting a big sharp knife. Yup, just don't read that, study it.

Lil Abner - Yup, right on. You wanted guys who could draw them like no girls in your class ever looked.

Dick Tracy- He took forever to catch some guy and that cellphone on his wrist, come on, way, way to much mileage out of that.

Shoe - some great ones.

On and On, I really loved the comics, later on it was the first thing I read in the paper. Now I just go to the library to read the papers. Again always read all the comics.

As a kid, we knew all the comic books. There was a system of trading them, try to get some dumb kid to trade 2 / 3 for 1. Talk it up a bit, peak the interest. My sister could not remember the ones we had already had. Duh, you just sit there, didn't let her negotiate. You really wanted those high adventure ones. Ones with the well developed babes was high on the list, excellent trading material to those dorky kids with glasses that claimed they had no interest. Had the stash of "Never for Trade", permanent collection ones.

Then you would finally find out some far older guy had one of the comics that was bought "Under the Counter". Whoa, Archie was really going to score, Jughead was actually gay. Veronica would get ganged and Betty would be miffed again. Whoa..... O God is that how it is really done.

What is happening "Down There".
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Old 04-10-2007, 12:03 AM
 
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We have a local comic strip up here called Tundra. First one I read. Dilbert next. After that it's kind of up for grabs. Jonny Hart wrote BC and did drawings for the Wizard of Id.

A shame to see his passing.
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Old 04-10-2007, 05:47 AM
 
Location: Finally escaped from Philly ;-}
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I read Get Fuzzy & Baby Blues & sometimes Sally Forth. I miss Calvin & Hobbes & Bloom County (Opus isn't the same). I liked Shoe & Mother Goose & Grimm but our local papers stopped carrying them.
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Old 04-10-2007, 06:48 AM
 
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Mutts and Dilbert.
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Old 04-10-2007, 07:13 AM
 
Location: Sherman Oaks, CA
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I like "For Better or For Worse" because I feel like they're real people I could go visit if I were ever up in Canada!

I miss "The Far Side" and "Calvin and Hobbes".

Ones I check every day: "Drabble" and "Herman", although they're sometimes hit and miss.

Oh, I also like "Zits" and "Baby Blues".
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Old 04-10-2007, 12:01 PM
 
Location: Twin Cities
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I read all my comics online now. You can more than likely find it by doing a google search. I love For Better, For Worse. It is sort of soap operaish, but I remember it from back in the 80s when I was in jr. high and high school. It's cool to see the animation they've added to. The first time I saw someone's eyes blink on the computer screen I flipped. I thought I was seeing things...too much caffeine. But it is sweet.
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Old 04-10-2007, 12:35 PM
 
Location: in the southwest
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. The first time I saw someone's eyes blink on the computer screen I flipped. I thought I was seeing things...too much caffeine.
It freaks me out.
About For Better or For Worse:
I remember when Elizabeth was born, and Michael wanted to name her Luke Skywalker! (that was back in the early 80's)

Baby Blues has been funny and true the past couple days (the names of the boys and girls in Zoe's class)
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