History CreatorsPet / NewspaperComics

9th Mar '16 10:03:02 PM Sammettik
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** The relationship was [[http://beatonna.livejournal.com/54383.html parodied beautifully]] by Creator/KateBeaton.
19th May '15 8:12:17 PM SirTiki
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* ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}'': Spike (Snoopy's brother) and Rerun (Lucy and Linus's younger brother). Both debuted in the 70s but [[SpotlightStealingSquad dominated much of the strip's final two decades]] (Spike the 80s, Rerun the late 90s). Even diehard fans had their patience tested by the repetitive gags involving Spike interacting with a cactus. Rerun seems to have caused a BrokenBase. Some fans resented him for upstaging the classic characters, others thought that Charles Schulz managed to pull off a successful [[RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap Rescue From The Scrappy Heap]].

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* ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}'': Spike (Snoopy's brother) and Rerun (Lucy and Linus's younger brother). Both debuted in the 70s but [[SpotlightStealingSquad dominated much of the strip's final two decades]] (Spike the 80s, Rerun the late 90s). Even diehard fans had their patience tested by the repetitive gags involving Spike interacting with a cactus. Rerun seems to have caused a BrokenBase. Some fans resented him for upstaging the classic characters, others thought that Charles Schulz managed to pull off a successful [[RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap Rescue From The Scrappy Heap]]. Heap]] (prior to the 1990s he was almost exclusively known for strips where he rode on the back of his mother's bicycle, and made terrified comments about [[WomenDrivers her absurdly scary cycling skills]]).
26th May '14 6:28:53 AM bjshipley1
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* ''ComicStrip/{{Luann}}'': Mr Fogarty, Luann's teacher. Greg Evans dedicated more than 2 weeks of story to him announcing his retirement (from a job he hates and is terrible at). And within the strips were "flashbacks" showing bits from past stories, emphasizing exactly how one-note he is. And every day a note reminded readers to follow a link to see even more of these past stories. It's doubtful anyone except Evans himself cared about Fogarty leaving, certainly not enough to go skimming through old storylines just to see numerous examples of him being ignored and disrespected by the students. The "shilled by other characters" part comes into play when the students ([[AlphaBitch Tiffany]] included) throw him a surprise retirement party, even though the idea of them showing him attention or gratitude goes against 25 years of canon.

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* ''ComicStrip/{{Luann}}'': Mr Fogarty, Luann's teacher. Greg Evans dedicated more than 2 a full 3 weeks of story to him announcing his retirement (from a job he hates and is terrible at). And within the strips were "flashbacks" showing bits from past stories, emphasizing exactly how one-note he is. And every day a note reminded readers to follow a link to see even more of these past stories. It's doubtful anyone except Evans himself cared much about Fogarty leaving, certainly not enough to go skimming through old storylines just to see numerous examples of him being ignored and disrespected by the students. The "shilled by other characters" part comes into play when the students ([[AlphaBitch Tiffany]] included) throw him a surprise retirement party, even though the idea of them showing him attention or gratitude goes against 25 years of canon.
19th May '14 9:35:30 AM bjshipley1
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* ''ComicStrip/{{Luann}}'': Mr Fogarty, Luann's teacher. Greg Evans dedicated a full 2 weeks of story to him announcing his retirement (from a job he hates and is terrible at). And within the strips were "flashbacks" showing bits from past stories, emphasizing exactly how one-note he is. And every day a note reminded readers to follow a link to see even more of these past stories. It's doubtful anyone except Evans himself cared about Fogarty leaving, certainly not enough to go skimming through old storylines just to see numerous examples of him being ignored and disrespected by the students. The "shilled by other characters" part comes into play when the students ([[AlphaBitch Tiffany]] included) throw him a surprise retirement party, even though the idea of them showing him attention or gratitude goes against 25 years of canon.

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* ''ComicStrip/{{Luann}}'': Mr Fogarty, Luann's teacher. Greg Evans dedicated a full more than 2 weeks of story to him announcing his retirement (from a job he hates and is terrible at). And within the strips were "flashbacks" showing bits from past stories, emphasizing exactly how one-note he is. And every day a note reminded readers to follow a link to see even more of these past stories. It's doubtful anyone except Evans himself cared about Fogarty leaving, certainly not enough to go skimming through old storylines just to see numerous examples of him being ignored and disrespected by the students. The "shilled by other characters" part comes into play when the students ([[AlphaBitch Tiffany]] included) throw him a surprise retirement party, even though the idea of them showing him attention or gratitude goes against 25 years of canon.
19th May '14 9:34:25 AM bjshipley1
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* ''ComicStrip/{{Luann}}'': Mr Fogarty, Luann's teacher. Greg Evans dedicated a full 2 weeks of story to him announcing his retirement (from a job he hates and is terrible at). And within the strips were "flashbacks" showing bits from past stories, emphasizing exactly how one-note he is. And every day a note reminded readers to follow a link to see even more of these past stories. It's doubtful anyone except Evans himself cared about Fogarty leaving, certainly not enough to go skimming through old storylines just to see numerous examples of him being ignored and disrespected by the students.

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* ''ComicStrip/{{Luann}}'': Mr Fogarty, Luann's teacher. Greg Evans dedicated a full 2 weeks of story to him announcing his retirement (from a job he hates and is terrible at). And within the strips were "flashbacks" showing bits from past stories, emphasizing exactly how one-note he is. And every day a note reminded readers to follow a link to see even more of these past stories. It's doubtful anyone except Evans himself cared about Fogarty leaving, certainly not enough to go skimming through old storylines just to see numerous examples of him being ignored and disrespected by the students. The "shilled by other characters" part comes into play when the students ([[AlphaBitch Tiffany]] included) throw him a surprise retirement party, even though the idea of them showing him attention or gratitude goes against 25 years of canon.
17th May '14 1:00:01 PM bjshipley1
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* ''ComicStrip/{{Luann}}'': Mr Fogarty, Luann's teacher. Greg Evans dedicated a full 2 weeks of story to him announcing his retirement (from a job he hates and is terrible at). And within the strips were "flashbacks" showing bits from past stories, emphasizing exactly how one-note he is. And every day a note reminded readers to follow a link to see even more of these past stories. It's doubtful anyone except Evans himself cared about Fogarty leaving, certainly not enough to go skimming through old storylines just to see numerous examples of him being ignored and disrespected by the students.
5th May '14 8:55:48 AM k9feline7
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* Moon Maid (and to a lesser extent, the Moon People) of ''ComicStrip/DickTracy''. The daughter of the Moon's supreme ruler, her first appearance had her display abilities that had MarySue written all over them. Serving as a liaison between the Moon people and the humans, she started to cheerfully be the Punisher of her time while Dick Tracy, the embodiment of established law and order, unaccountably all but cheered on her murderous vigilantism. She eventually married Dick Tracy Jr. (the title character's adopted son) and had a daughter. Fan demand and the Apollo 11 mission combined to make the strip's creator Chester Gould tone down, but not completely eliminate, her and the sci-fi elements that introduced her. His successor, Max Allan Collins, had Moon Maid [[DroppedABridgeOnHim die in a car bomb]] intended for Dick Tracy, and her funeral strip noted that this marked the severance of all ties between Earth and the Moon People.
** Starting around July 2013, the creative team started to reintroduce elements of the Moon Maid and the Moon People, but in a far more toned down version- for example, while the technology to go back to the moon exists, the Moon People have apparently vanished. And while Moon Maid just returned from the dead... somehow[[note]]Turns out Moon Maid was actually the daughter of a minor member of Tracy's RoguesGallery, who was kidnapped and given surgery to turn her into a virtual Moon Maid clone. [[ForScience For reasons.]][[/note]]... it's yet to be seen how this will change canon.
20th Jan '14 5:48:44 PM Freezer
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** Starting around July 2013, elements of the Moon People have started to reintroduce elements of the Moon Maid and the Moon People, but in a far more toned down version- for example, while the technology to go back to the moon exists, the Moon People have apparently vanished. And while Moon Maid just returned from the dead... somehow[[note]]Turns out Moon Maid was actually the daughter of a minor member of Tracy's RoguesGallery, who was kidnapped and given surgery to turn her into a virtual Moon Maid clone. [[ForScience For reasons.]][[/note]]... it's yet to be seen how this will change canon.

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** Starting around July 2013, elements of the Moon People have creative team started to reintroduce elements of the Moon Maid and the Moon People, but in a far more toned down version- for example, while the technology to go back to the moon exists, the Moon People have apparently vanished. And while Moon Maid just returned from the dead... somehow[[note]]Turns out Moon Maid was actually the daughter of a minor member of Tracy's RoguesGallery, who was kidnapped and given surgery to turn her into a virtual Moon Maid clone. [[ForScience For reasons.]][[/note]]... it's yet to be seen how this will change canon.
20th Jan '14 5:48:02 PM Freezer
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** Recent storylines (as of July 2013) have started to reintroduce elements of the Moon Maid and the Moon People, but in a far more toned down version- for example, while the technology to go back to the moon exists, the Moon People have apparently vanished. And while Moon Maid just returned from the dead... somehow[[note]]Turns out Moon Maid was actually the daughter of a minor member of Tracy's RoguesGallery, who was kidnapped and given surgery to turn her into a virtual Moon Maid clone. [[ForScience For reasons.]][[/note]]... it's yet to be seen how this will change canon.

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** Recent storylines (as of Starting around July 2013) 2013, elements of the Moon People have started to reintroduce elements of the Moon Maid and the Moon People, but in a far more toned down version- for example, while the technology to go back to the moon exists, the Moon People have apparently vanished. And while Moon Maid just returned from the dead... somehow[[note]]Turns out Moon Maid was actually the daughter of a minor member of Tracy's RoguesGallery, who was kidnapped and given surgery to turn her into a virtual Moon Maid clone. [[ForScience For reasons.]][[/note]]... it's yet to be seen how this will change canon.
13th Dec '13 9:08:54 PM FirebirdMaximus
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* Frank - ostensibly the central character of ''ComicStrip/LibertyMeadows''. At first just [[StraightMan the foil]] for the antics of the FunnyAnimal cast, towards the end of the strip's newspaper run, he became more and more the focus of events, particularly lead female Brandy's wedding. As the strip made it more obvious that Frank and Brandy were [[StrangledByTheRedString meant to be together]], there were fewer and fewer answers to the question "Why, exactly?" Especially given that A) Brandy's fiance was everything Frank wasn't (rich, good-looking, smooth, and [[CanNotSpitItOut actually able to tell Brandy how he felt]]) and B) Brandy had already told him he'd blown his shot with her by being wishy-washy.



* Frank - ostensibly the central character of ''ComicStrip/LibertyMeadows''. At first just [[StraightMan the foil]] for the antics of the FunnyAnimal cast, towards the end of the strip's newspaper run, he became more and more the focus of events, particularly lead female Brandy's wedding. As the strip made it more obvious that Frank and Brandy were [[StrangledByTheRedString meant to be together]], there were fewer and fewer answers to the question "Why, exactly?" Especially given that A) Brandy's fiance was everything Frank wasn't (rich, good-looking, smooth, and [[CanNotSpitItOut actually able to tell Brandy how he felt]]) and B) Brandy had already told him he'd blown his shot with her by being wishy-washy.
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