Phoebe and Her Unicorn was added to our paper last year and is insufferable. Oh look, another joke about a narcissistic unicorn.
But there’s a special place in hell for Rose is Rose. Terrible artwork (WTF is with the eyes?), smarmy pap, and the same three jokes over and over. I want to gouge my eyes out when they mistakenly drift over it.
Gil Thorp. I tried following this strip for a month, and I couldn’t begin to tell you what the plotline was, and it was so dull that it made the Sunday Mark Trail strip look like Raiders Of The Lost Ark in comparison.
Rex Morgan has hideous awful artwork, as does Mark Trail. I hate when such badly drawn characters try to act and talk like ‘real’ humans. They look like warped department store dummies talking about cell phones and the internet.
Mary Worth, however, has in the last years vastly improved artwork. I have a current love/hate relationship with Mary Worth, which moves along (as it always has) at a snail’s pace. The current storyline gets hundreds of snarky mean comments on comics kingdom every day! It’s fun fun fun to hate hate hate and mock mock mock.
WuMo. This got added to our paper a few years ago as a replacement for something else that went away. (According to Wikipedia, it replaced the daily “Get Fuzzy” in some papers, so maybe that was it.) I don’t know, maybe you have to be Danish to get it but I don’t find it funny at all.
Ernie Bushmiller’s Nancy is one of my favorite all-time strips. Sadly the parade of cartoonists doing the comic after EB have not been able to match his work. Comics should probably be allowed to die with their creators.
Agree with the poster about strips dying with their creator. That was the genius of Charles M. Schulz. As sad as his death was and as difficult as it was for me as a fan to let the strip go, his was the right call. Class all the way.
Speaking of FW, Summer should be finishing up her sixth year at Kent State. Ever notice that the strip never showed her playing in a college game? Meanwhile, I have a feeling she’s going to return to “regular” status in September…when she makes a “surprise announcement” that, with her Masters Degree in PE in hand, she’s Bull’s replacement as Westview High’s new athletic director. (One look at Bull, and her first order of business will be to cancel the football program.)
They must be using a very low bar for the strip because I just read all the ones from the linked April 8th comic to today’s and they’re awful. It probably doesn’t help that half of them are about how the strip is different.