For John, BLUF: But, as long as there is a newspaper, there is hope. Nothing to see here; just move along.
Turns out that the change in comic strips at The [Lowell] Sun was an accident and not a step forward, as reported in this blog post, "Strip Switching".
I am beginning to suspect that the big syndicates just mass mail their strips and the using newspapers just pull down the ones they need. Putting Sunday's Edition together someone either hit a wrong button or thought they would pull a prank. I am going with "hit a wrong button".
I like the comic Pros and Cons and the comic Mark Trail has gone cold for me.
Regards — Cliff