Sunday, March 16, 2014

Strip Switching


For John, BLUFThe Sun on the move.  Nothing to see here; just move along.



I was reading the comics from The [Lowell] Sun just now and noticed that A Lawyer, A Doctor & A Cop had replaced Mark Trail, but with the Mark Trail title and the Jack Elrod byline.  Here is the particular strip.

Is this some sort of back-handed tribute to Marty?  Is this the introduction of a new cartoon into the lineup?  (I hope so, since the last change was the addition of Wumo, at the same time Wumo came to The Boston Globe—no diversity there.)  Is this just life with all its many foul-ups?

The cartoon background from King Features, and from Wikipedia.

UPDATE:  As I suspected, upon later reflection, my mind said Mark Trail but my fingers said Mark Twain.  No, I don't think Mark Trail is as old as Mark Twain, but it could be close.

Regards  —  Cliff

  Now known as Pros and Cons.

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