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  posted on 9/21/2010 at 09:00 AM
I know nobody calls em the "funny pages" anymore!! But in most of our daily newspapers, somewhere buried in the middle sections, after the depressing national and world news, still resides the comic strip section. I opened my New York Daily News and realized that the comics section has never gone away. It's there day after day. Hopefully providing laughter for those who have gotten tired of stories of murders, rapes, robberies and obnoxious world leaders.

So I was thinking... do people actually read these comic strips anymore?
There seems to be a whole new generation of comic strips besides the old classics such as "Blondie" and "Peanuts" and "Dennis The Menace." Many of the new ones I've never heard of, and they don't seem to be particularly funny. What would happen if the newspapers decided to get rid of the entire section, would anyone care??

So do you still read the "funny pages??" and if so which ones?

My all-time favorite comic is........




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  posted on 9/21/2010 at 09:09 AM
I read my comics online, including Blondie!












 

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  posted on 9/21/2010 at 09:27 AM
It is not the same for kids. They could care less about the comics in the papers. That is why many are old ones that cater to the adults and their memories.

 

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  posted on 9/21/2010 at 09:36 AM
...just Dilbert. Still an accurate and all- too-true commetary on working in corporate America.
The rest of my family just doesn't get the humor...which says more about my sad lot in life than theirs

 

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...just Dilbert. Still an accurate and all- too-true commetary on working in corporate America.
The rest of my family just doesn't get the humor...which says more about my sad lot in life than theirs


Loved Dilbert when I worked in the corporate world. Not so much anymore. Very true, if you haven't been there you won't get it.

It seems that all the strips I used to enjoy are gone or someone less talented is writing them now.

"Doonesbury" is my all time #1, have to admit it hasn't been the same since Trudeau's vacation.

Lost fav's:

Calvin & Hobbes
Bloom County
Shoe
The Far Side

 

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  posted on 9/21/2010 at 11:19 AM
I love the comics page of the paper.

My favorites are Dilbert and Bizarro

 

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  posted on 9/21/2010 at 12:30 PM
Read them daily.
I still subscribe to the print version of the AJC

my favorite is Pearls Before Swine.

 

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  posted on 9/21/2010 at 01:25 PM
all the time

 

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  posted on 9/21/2010 at 03:46 PM
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Read them daily.
I still subscribe to the print version of the AJC

my favorite is Pearls Before Swine.

I still subscribe, too! I read the comics first, before the rest of the paper. My favorite in the AJC now is Brewster Rockett, although Pearls has been growing on me. I read every one -- don't skip any.

I've got my 18-year old daughter started on newsprint comics, too -- a remarkable achievement ...



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  posted on 9/21/2010 at 04:23 PM
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Lost fav's:

Calvin & Hobbes
Bloom County
Shoe
The Far Side
Those were the days.













R.I.P. Jeff MacNelly
1947-2000








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  posted on 9/21/2010 at 05:15 PM
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R.I.P. Jeff MacNelly
1947-2000


Did not know that, RIP Jeff...

Love the "Acme" box on top of the washer, a little tribute to the old "Road Runner" cartoons maybe?

Somebody post the C&H parody strip where Calvin ends up on Ritalin & Hobbes turns back into a stuffed animal. Actually brought tears to my eyes, that's how good that strip was.

 

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  posted on 9/21/2010 at 05:24 PM
I do not even read the newspaper anymore.
I do it all online.

 

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  posted on 9/21/2010 at 05:29 PM
It's the main reason I buy the paper.



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  posted on 9/21/2010 at 06:11 PM
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Somebody post the C&H parody strip where Calvin ends up on Ritalin & Hobbes turns back into a stuffed animal.


















 

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  posted on 10/12/2010 at 07:44 AM
I would still read them but they are just lacking something. I liked the defunct strips too, like Calvin & Hobbes, Bloom County, Far Side.

Now I skim them, hoping for a good new one, but more recent toons leave me flat.

Pickles is probably my fav current toon, we're the old couple pokes fun at one another. Occasionaly Mutts is amusing, but mostly not. Even those don't compare to some of the classic older ones.

 

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  posted on 10/12/2010 at 07:58 AM
My 2 favorites now are Zits and Baby Blues. As a parent I relate to them both, Baby Blues when the kids were young and Zits now that they are older.

 

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  posted on 10/12/2010 at 08:53 AM
the only reason why i still buy the sunday paper

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  posted on 10/12/2010 at 08:57 AM
Andy Capp

My boy!





Also really miss Bloom County. I think I've got just about every collection that Breathed put out, including Outland and Opus.


 

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  posted on 10/12/2010 at 09:57 AM
The greatest comic strip of all time was Peanuts between the years 1957 and 1975. Too many people grew up thinking of Peanuts as the animated specials. This period Schultz was like Lennon and McCartney. Peanuts was pure genius. Read these earlier strips to see what I mean. They are all out in unabridged collections.

 

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