The San Diego Union-Tribune is asking readers to help choose which comic will be dropped to make room for “Doonesbury” when Garry Trudeau returns from sabbatical next Monday. In a note to readers today, the newspaper named three strips that could be canceled and made some comments about them. Part of the note:
“1. ‘Judge Parker’ (we have ‘Mary Worth’ and ‘Rex Morgan, M.D.’; do we need three soap-opera comics?)
2. ‘Wizard of Id’ (Brant Parker and Johnny Hart are dead, and Hart’s signature strip, ‘B.C.,’ now done by his family, would remain)
3. ‘Cathy’ (enough already)”
Since I stopped reading the comic pages years ago, I’d be OK with all of them going.
Of course, I stopped reading the paper years ago too but that’s another story.
I get my comics and news online.
The paper also said it plans to “reassemble” its funnies lineup to “place comics of a similar nature together, and put all the comics that are of more adult interest on the Op-TV page.”
This is probably a good idea but I always hated having to find my comics in different sections of the paper.