Newspaper’s bestcomics are gone
When I opened the comics Monday morning, I was surprised and disappointed to see some of the best comics had disappeared. No more Blondie, For Better or Worse and Rose is Rose? Tiger disappeared last week. I also noticed that Dennis the Menace and Family Circus have been eliminated from the Classified section of the paper.
I don’t know who is choosing the comics that need to be axed and replacing them with what is supposed to be funny, but they aren’t doing a good job. I guess you are trying to appeal to the younger generation, which doesn’t have time to enjoy comics. You have chosen to forget about us older folks who have the time to read and enjoy the comic strips. You have kept comics that aren’t enjoyable and eliminated those that gave us a daily chuckle. Boo/hiss for your choices.
DAVID JENSEN, Boise
New strips fall flat
I have missed the Family Circus and Dennis the Menace that you have deleted from the classified page and now I see you have added several new strips to the comics page. I don’t find them entertaining at all. You have already taken one away that I enjoyed. I don’t see the need to fix something that is not broken. I just paid for the paper for the year ahead of time and now I think that was in error. Why do we, as the readers, have no input to the paper or are you going to put in a poll for us to vote on, sometime in the future, like last time?
Why can’t you add to instead of take away from the paper. I sometimes find the comics page the only uplifting thing in the paper so please leave it alone. A concerned reader.
DON FLEMING, Eagle
With regard to Ms. Gowler’s editorial comment on comics, I don’t recall a survey. My choices of untouchables are: Blondie, Wizard of Id, Shoe, Non Sequitur, Garfield, Lola, Dilbert, Luann, Mother Goose & Grimm and Pearls Before Swine. Tundra is a waste.
JACK BRADLEY, Boise
New strips no good
None of the replacement comics are as good as the originals. We now read less than half of the comics. We especially regret replacement of Mallard Fillmore. He tells it like it is. Maybe that is why he isn’t as popular.
You have really taken away a lot of our pleasure by changing the comic section.
PHIL AND NANCY KING, Boise
For as long as I have had access to newspaper comics, “Blondie” has been one of my favorites (I’m nearly 80). Whoever made the decision to delete this strip, shame on you.
PAUL F. MUHONEN, Boise
Missing the rest
I completely agree with Bob Minnis of Meridian whose letter was in the Dec. 2 paper (Insight Section). I, too, miss the two cartoons, “Family Circus” and “Dennis the Menace.” Now, I guess I will have to miss “Blondie,” also.
Obviously, the “comic editor” is much younger than I am. Some of the comic strips need an explanation under them for me. It is sort of like the ads on TV.
When the ad ends, my husband and I look at each other, and one of us will say, “What was that advertising?”
PEARL S. SIMON, Meridian