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What sort of newspaper comics do you GameDev denizens enjoy/dislike? Of the comics that my local newspaper prints, I find Monty, The Boondocks, Sally Forth, and Jump Start to be consistently good. Of the rest, I find Marmaduke and Get Fuzzy in particular to be terrible. According to "Get Fuzzy"'s wikipedia page, it's fairly popular for some reason. Anyone know why/like this comic?

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Densun    691
I don't pay attention to newspaper comics anymore. None of them really stick out as good. I suppose Monty is the best one right now.

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CamIsGod    130
I kinda like Get Fuzzy, but I agree Marmaduke is a complete joke (no pun intended). Same deal for "Family Circus", that crap is so pompous (sp?). The title suggests that their lives are so hectic, but the comic is like, 9 times out of 10 just that little kid applying an inappropriate name to something. jesus christ, is there no editer for the comics?

I also hate Kathy, that is the worst comic ever. ALRIGHT, WE GET IT. SHE'S STRESSED AND OVERWEIGHT. WHAT NOW?

Bizzaro is good, and so is Sherman's Lagoon. Funny stuff.

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Prinz Eugn    4418


I still think dilbert is funny, but I have very little to compare it to in our hometown paper, which consists mostly of ads saying "Advertise in the paper!"

Also, I find the cartoons on the New Yorker magazine to be funny, even if are spread thin in there...

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jerubaal    100
The worst ones are those "serious" comics like Mary Worth and Rex Morgan. Firstly, they never have interesting story lines, and secondly, unless you've read every single comic strip in the series you'll never understand what the heck is going on. It's like they took soap operas and found a new way of forcing them on us...

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Therilon    152
My favourite comics are Monty, Nonsequitur, Get Fuzzy, Foxtrot and Sherman's Lagoon.

I think that Get Fuzzy is an aquired case. The timing in it seems to be very different from other comics. I agree that those 'facts about cats/dogs' are horrible, but I really like the other stuff.

Oh, it's not in papers anymore, but Bloom County is sheer genius. I think the the artist, Berkeley Breathed, is doing a Sunday only comic now, called Opus. Still, you owe it to yourself to check out Bloom County.

My least favourite ones are probably Heathcliff, Marmeduke, and Family Circus.

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WiseElben    250
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What sort of newspaper comics do you GameDev denizens enjoy/dislike?

Of the comics that my local newspaper prints, I find Monty, The Boondocks, Sally Forth, and Jump Start to be consistently good.

Of the rest, I find Marmaduke and Get Fuzzy in particular to be terrible. According to "Get Fuzzy"'s wikipedia page, it's fairly popular for some reason. Anyone know why/like this comic?


OMG Marmaduke is the worst but Get Fuzzy is the best, at least in my opinion. Marmaduke is for like... people who... I dunno. People who like to read stories about dogs, I guess. Get Fuzzy, however, is a war between evil and the innocent good. It's very dramatic, random, and funny. I love it.

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Densun    691
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newspaper comics aren't worthy

It's printed in some papers. From his bio page:

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The Perry Bible Fellowship first appeared in Syracuse University's Daily Orange.�In September of 2003,�it won the Baltimore City Paper's Comic Contest. It now has several publishers including The Portland Mercury, The Rochester Insider, The�Birmingham Black and White, and�The New York Press.

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newspaper comics aren't worthy

It's printed in some papers. From his bio page:

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The Perry Bible Fellowship first appeared in Syracuse University's Daily Orange.�In September of 2003,�it won the Baltimore City Paper's Comic Contest. It now has several publishers including The Portland Mercury, The Rochester Insider, The�Birmingham Black and White, and�The New York Press.


Wow, hats off to the newspapers willing to print PBF. Those who read it know why.

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kSquared    1356
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Calvin and Hobbes. Calvin and Hobbes > *. Hooray Calvin and Hobbes.

I cried when the last Calvin and Hobbes strip came out. It was like my best friend had died. Granted, I was 10 or 11 at the time, but still.

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Densun    691
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I cried when the last Calvin and Hobbes strip came out. It was like my best friend had died. Granted, I was 10 or 11 at the time, but still.

Was the last strip by chance this one?

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superpig    1825
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I cried when the last Calvin and Hobbes strip came out. It was like my best friend had died. Granted, I was 10 or 11 at the time, but still.

Was the last strip by chance this one?


I'm going to assume you know that that strip is a joke, as the name's blurred out and all. But for the curious, Wikipedia:

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The 3150th and final strip ran on Sunday, December 31st, 1995. It depicted Calvin and Hobbes outside in freshly-fallen snow, reveling in the wonder and excitement of the winter scene. "It's a magical world, Hobbes ol' buddy!" Calvin exclaims in the last panel. "Let's go exploring!"

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Blaise Douros    352
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Was the last strip by chance this one?


Heh, whoever came up with that is a genius. It's absolutely wrong, twisted, and awful, but hilarious. IMO Calvin and Hobbes is the greatest strip of all time, and nothing since has even come close. I do, however, enjoy Foxtrot, and Rose is Rose is just plain feel-good fun.

Cathy? Holy cow, ENOUGH!!! I don't really care much for Doonesbury either, although I know a lot of people do.

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Conner McCloud    1135
Foxtrot and Get Fuzzy are the only strips I really care about anymore. I used to adore Garfield, but at some point I grew out of it. I also used to worship BC, but I didn't grow out of it so much as I recognized that its complete crap. As for the rest...meh.

CM

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Texas Brigade    199
My Top Three:

1: Get Fuzzy. It has been a little...off as of late though.
2: Pearls Before Swine. I'm suprised no one has mentioned it yet. Death, drunken monkeys, ingenious puns, and crocodiles with Russian accents. How can't you love it?
3: Doonesbury. Uncle Duke is just...aweseome.

Honorable Mention:

Dilbert, Calvin and Hobbes, Foxtrot, Sherman's Lagoon, and some others.

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Calvin and Hobbes. Calvin and Hobbes > *. Hooray Calvin and Hobbes.


Well, what current newspaper comics do you like. I wish Calvin and Hobbes was still going on. [crying]

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Calvin and Hobbes. Calvin and Hobbes > *. Hooray Calvin and Hobbes.

I cried when the last Calvin and Hobbes strip came out. It was like my best friend had died. Granted, I was 10 or 11 at the time, but still.


Nothing to be ashamed of [wink]

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Yann L    1802
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Was the last strip by chance this one?

Heh, whoever came up with that is a genius. It's absolutely wrong, twisted, and awful, but hilarious.

It's actually pretty sad, if you think about it.

I never read newspaper comics. And I never will, unless they start printing something along the lines of 8bit theatre or Ghastly's tentacle stuff... Or a printed version of Elftor.

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BradDaBug    913
All I know is Rubes is the worst comic ever. In fact, anyone know of a stronger word than "worst?" A word that describes when no matter how bad everything around it has become, it will always be worst. It's worst in an infinite sort of way.

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Ra    1062
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Was the last strip by chance this one?


That made my heart hurt so much.

I'm going to go pop some antidepressants now. [sad]

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