History ComicStrip / MarkTrail

14th Dec '15 3:43:25 AM StFan
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MarkTrail is one of the PrintLongRunners of newspaper comics, first introduced in 1946, initially written and drawn by Ed Dodd (Jack Elrod succeeded Dodd in 1978, and James Allen in turn took over from Elrod in 2014). The comic focuses on Mark Trail, a photojournalist and outdoorsman for a magazine. His assignments always lead him into danger and misadventures in the Lost Forest National Forest. Joined by his friends and family there, most strips had him discovering some environmentally unfriendly evil-doer that he would punch out, and then tell about the endangered animal of the week.

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MarkTrail ''Mark Trail'' is one of the PrintLongRunners of newspaper comics, first introduced in 1946, initially written and drawn by Ed Dodd (Jack Elrod succeeded Dodd in 1978, and James Allen in turn took over from Elrod in 2014). The comic focuses on Mark Trail, a photojournalist and outdoorsman for a magazine. His assignments always lead him into danger and misadventures in the Lost Forest National Forest. Joined by his friends and family there, most strips had him discovering some environmentally unfriendly evil-doer that he would punch out, and then tell about the endangered animal of the week.
29th Jul '15 1:59:27 PM StFan
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It's often poked fun at by TheComicsCurmudgeon, and is ripe SnarkBait due to its over-the-top {{green aesop}}s. Also notable for [[{{Demonization}} demonizing]] the endangered elephant into something that ''is'' a danger to all in one strip.

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It's often poked fun at by TheComicsCurmudgeon, ''Blog/TheComicsCurmudgeon'', and is ripe SnarkBait due to its over-the-top {{green aesop}}s. Also notable for [[{{Demonization}} demonizing]] the endangered elephant into something that ''is'' a danger to all in one strip.strip.



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21st Nov '14 6:10:13 AM OlfinBedwere
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MarkTrail is one of the PrintLongRunners of newspaper comics, first introduced in 1946 and written by Ed Dodd. The comic focuses on Mark Trail, a photojournalist and outdoorsman for a magazine. His assignments always lead him into danger and misadventures in the Lost Forest National Forest. Joined by his friends and family there, most strips had him discovering some environmentally unfriendly evil-doer that he would punch out, and then tell about the endangered animal of the week.

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MarkTrail is one of the PrintLongRunners of newspaper comics, first introduced in 1946 and 1946, initially written and drawn by Ed Dodd.Dodd (Jack Elrod succeeded Dodd in 1978, and James Allen in turn took over from Elrod in 2014). The comic focuses on Mark Trail, a photojournalist and outdoorsman for a magazine. His assignments always lead him into danger and misadventures in the Lost Forest National Forest. Joined by his friends and family there, most strips had him discovering some environmentally unfriendly evil-doer that he would punch out, and then tell about the endangered animal of the week.



* BarbieDollAnatomy: Mark Trail has no nipples.

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* BarbieDollAnatomy: Mark Trail has no nipples.For some reason, Jack Elrod never drew nipples on any of the strip's male characters.
19th Nov '14 12:55:30 PM OlfinBedwere
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* MsFanservice: Cherry has gotten much fonder of wearing swimsuits and revealing clothing since James Allen took over as artist.
19th Nov '14 9:19:43 AM TrustBen
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* GoodHairEvilHair: Beards are evil, long sideburns are evil, and bald is ''sometimes''.

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* GoodHairEvilHair: Beards are evil, long sideburns are evil, and bald {{bald| of evil}} is ''sometimes''.



* NotAllowedToGrowUp: Mark Trail used to be allowed to age, but is now caught in a time freeze so powerful that even he can't punch his way out of it. He even occasionally revisits old storylines, trapped in an eternal loop where everything is the same except where censored to match the values of the outside world.

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* NotAllowedToGrowUp: Mark Trail used to be allowed to age, but is now caught in a time freeze so powerful that even he can't punch his way out of it. He even occasionally revisits old storylines, trapped in an eternal loop where everything is the same except where censored to match the values of the outside world. His adopted son Rusty is an example of the trope too, although he's sometimes drawn like a teenager.
27th Aug '14 3:55:35 PM SandWindandWar
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* DistinguishedGentleman'sPipe: Mark smoked a pipe up until the 1980s, when anti-smoking advocates made him quit. The pipe's gentlemanly qualities were the reason he smoked it in the first place, as it gave him an intellectual, Waldenesque air, and it was that much more surprising and exciting when he dispensed woodland justice with his fists.

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* DistinguishedGentleman'sPipe: DistinguishedGentlemansPipe: Mark smoked a pipe up until the 1980s, when anti-smoking advocates made him quit. The pipe's gentlemanly qualities were the reason he smoked it in the first place, as it gave him an intellectual, Waldenesque air, and it was that much more surprising and exciting when he dispensed woodland justice with his fists.
27th Aug '14 3:55:22 PM SandWindandWar
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* DistinguishedGentleman'sPipe: Mark smoked a pipe up until the 1980s, when anti-smoking advocates made him quit. The pipe's gentlemanly qualities were the reason he smoked it in the first place, as it gave him an intellectual, Waldenesque air, and it was that much more surprising and exciting when he dispensed woodland justice with his fists.
16th Apr '14 8:03:47 AM OlfinBedwere
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** The current artist, Jack Elrod is even ''worse'' at drawing humans than Ed Dodd was -- his rendition of Rusty for instance has been nicknamed "the [[EldritchAbomination Elrod Abomination]]" by more than a few. Fortunately, Elrod is at least in the same league as Dodd was when it comes to drawing wildlife.

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** The current artist, Dodd's eventual replacement, Jack Elrod is was even ''worse'' at drawing humans than Ed Dodd was -- his rendition of Rusty for instance has been nicknamed "the [[EldritchAbomination Elrod Abomination]]" by more than a few. Fortunately, Elrod is was at least in the same league as Dodd was when it comes to drawing wildlife.wildlife. The current artist, James Allen is somewhere in-between Dodd and Elrod, and his human characters tend to look a little goofy, but at least aren't terrifying.
28th Apr '13 10:23:13 AM MagBas
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* {{Asexuality}}: [[AlternativeCharacterInterpretation Some would say Mark is an asexual]].
28th Apr '13 10:21:00 AM MagBas
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** WarpedAesop:
*** Sometimes the GreenAesop will be this, when animals' lives are treated as unconditionally superior to human lives.
*** See also: BabiesMakeEverythingBetter.
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