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Paul Reis
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Posted: 15 April 2019 at 10:36am | IP Logged | 1 post reply

i was looking through an old collection of Flash Gordon comic strips, then i started thinking about when i was at the height of my 'comic collecting' phase. back then, i even clipped out the adventure type comic strips and followed them *almost* as religiously as i did comics. 

but now-a-days there are none. at least not in my local papers. even on line there only seems to be reprints (Tarzan) very soapy (Mary Worth, Judge Parker) or strips that never quite 'grabbed me' then or now (Dick Tracy, Little Orphan Annie), and Spider-Man is done for now.

does anyone here follow any current 'adventure' type comic strips ? do any still exist ? there just seems to be a super multitude of joke, gag, single panel, and funny animal strips, which i read every now and again, but none worth clipping out and posting on the fridge. and none with a continuing story where i look forward to the next week's episode ...

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The Phantom is about it for me...Dick Tracy is more nostalgia.
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I have Dick Tracy bookmarked through Go Comics. But I don't always visit it every day. I'll usually catch up on anywhere from 2 to 4 days worth of strips. They've not had a storyline I've read daily since the Green Hornet one, and I'm not thrilled with how the current team has used some of the old villains. (You don't want to know what they've done with Haf N Haf!)

Little Orphan Annie actually ended with a sort of cliffhanger....that was resolved years later in Dick Tracy.

I was a fan of The Phantom when I was kid, and haven't read it with any regularity in years. Last time I checked, all I could find was an online archive of recent strips but it is a few months if not more behind, though it did update. (I actually own 3 or 4 of the old paperback novels that Lee Falk did.)


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Prince Valiant no longer commands a full page, but written by Mark Schultz and drawn by Thomas Yeates, is still well worth checking out.
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The Phantom, Dick Tracy, and a guilty pleasure, Gil Thorp. All through Go Comics.

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Also Rip Haywire, but that's more comedy than adventure.
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Robert said "Prince Valiant ... well worth checking out."

i totally forgot about this Prince Valiant. i remember trying to talk my mom into buying an out of town paper that carried Prince Valiant every time she did the groceries on a monday. it was quarter and ended with "...Herold" - she never did. well, maybe once or twice.

thanks, Robert, i'll look for it out online.
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"Mary Worth" and those other soapy strips are no more than package strips nowadays.  You want strip X, you have to subscribe to the package which stipulates you also get strip Z. 

Too bad, because I envision how a person could have fun writing a continuing strip and having it be a gas. 
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When I was kid I read the comics page from top to bottom. Every single strip. But I also read the ingredients on the cereal box. 
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MARY WORTH, REX MORGAN MD, THE GIRLS IN APARTMENT 3G—these are all strips I could see myself doing, in their pure form.
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BLOOM COUNTY (although it's no longer in newspapers sadly so it doesn't count.. used to clip this and save it when it was).

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