History DethroningMoment / NewspaperComics

6th Jul '17 5:36:00 PM WildeOscar
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** Tropers/Wilde Oscar: At the very least, the coach should have punished the other kid for threatening to hit Calvin with the bat.

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** Tropers/Wilde Oscar: Tropers/WildeOscar: At the very least, the coach should have punished the other kid for threatening to hit Calvin with the bat.bat. (Also, how come no girls wanted to play baseball?)
21st Jun '17 2:40:06 AM Sammettik
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** Tropers/{{jmparker78}}: An arc from the early 2010's had Stephan Pastis's comic counterpart getting left by his wife, handling it extremely poorly. For those who don't read the strip, Pastis frequently shows up in his own strip, often the butt of a self-deprecating joke, but while he stresses that the character is not really him, not only does he draw himself to look like himself, he is also married to a woman named Staci, as is the comic counterpart. So when comic Pastis was going through a divorce, using his wife's real name in all the comics, readers weren't sure what to think. Most thought he really was getting a divorce, in which case he was airing his and his wife's issues to the world, but the revelation that only comic Pastis was getting divorced didn't help matters. It just looked like he was trying to make the world ''think'' he was getting divorced, and probably making his friends and family wonder if everything was okay between he and Staci. Either way, it was in very poor taste.

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** Tropers/{{jmparker78}}: An arc from the early 2010's had Stephan Pastis's comic counterpart getting left by his wife, handling it extremely poorly. For those who don't read the strip, Pastis frequently shows up in his own strip, often the butt of a self-deprecating joke, but while he stresses that the character is not really him, not only does he draw himself to look like himself, he is also married to a woman named Staci, as is the comic counterpart. So when comic Pastis was going through a divorce, using his wife's real name in all the comics, readers weren't sure what to think. Most thought he really was getting a divorce, in which case he was airing his and his wife's issues to the world, but the revelation that only comic Pastis was getting divorced didn't help matters. It just looked like he was trying to make the world ''think'' think he was getting divorced, and probably making his friends and family wonder if everything was okay between he and Staci. Either way, it was in very poor taste.
21st Jun '17 2:39:18 AM Sammettik
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* Tropers/{{Twentington}}: [[http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u68/TenPoundHammer/peanuts.png?t=1290984916 This]] ''{{ComicStrip/Peanuts}}'' strip may be the absolute worst gag Schulz has ever done (the image is annotated with the reasons why). To be fair, Schulz was in the last couple years of his life, but still, any sane editor should've caught at least two or three of the problems I pointed out.
** jaredthedecimator: Peanuts is my favorite comic strip, but there's one strip that bothered me. In one storyline from the summer of 1965, Charlie Brown meets a lonely kid named Roy at camp. The two quickly become friends, and it seems like Charlie Brown has finally found someone who is just like him. But this is all thrown out the window when Roy writes a letter to his father. In his letter, he states that he never really considered Charlie Brown as a friend, but only pitied him. In my opinion, this was a very cheap way to throw out a new major friend for Charlie Brown. Even worse, after this storyline, Roy quickly faded away, with his only other appearance of note being the strip that introduced Peppermint Patty.

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* Tropers/{{Twentington}}: [[http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u68/TenPoundHammer/peanuts.png?t=1290984916 This]] ''{{ComicStrip/Peanuts}}'' strip may be the absolute worst gag Schulz has ever done (the image is annotated with the reasons why). To be fair, Schulz was in the last couple years of his life, but still, any sane editor should've caught at least two or three of the problems I pointed out.
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jaredthedecimator: Peanuts is my favorite comic strip, but there's one strip that bothered me. In one storyline from the summer of 1965, Charlie Brown meets a lonely kid named Roy at camp. The two quickly become friends, and it seems like Charlie Brown has finally found someone who is just like him. But this is all thrown out the window when Roy writes a letter to his father. In his letter, he states that he never really considered Charlie Brown as a friend, but only pitied him. In my opinion, this was a very cheap way to throw out a new major friend for Charlie Brown. Even worse, after this storyline, Roy quickly faded away, with his only other appearance of note being the strip that introduced Peppermint Patty.
16th Jun '17 10:22:57 PM nombretomado
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** philipthepatsy: ''ComicStrip/FoxTrot'' is one of my favorite comic strips, but there was one story arc that really made me dislike Paige. In it, Paige gets an "autographed" photo by her favorite boyband, [[Music/{{NSYNC}} The BackSync]] [[BackstreetBoys Boys]] (autographed is in quotation marks, because Andy said there was only one signature of the band's name, meaning that, more than likely, none of the band members signed it at all.) Paige obsesses over the stupid thing, until Andy convinces her that she'll watch it while Paige is at school. Of course, this being Foxtrot, Quincey escapes from his cage and eats it. Paige comes home and throws massive tantrums, leading Andy to do special favors and spoil her for forgiveness, such as buying her expensive things and give her shrimp cocktail for dinner. That is, until Andy gives Paige a bunch of copies of the autographs from the mail, saying that Paige must have sent in a dozen requests (and furthering the fact that it's probably just a forum letter). In the end, Paige asks for forgiveness, which Andy gives her without any arguement or disdain. While it's nice for Andy not to hold a grudge, she shouldn't have broken down and spoiled Paige like that. It's pretty out of character for Andy, who would have normally given a long lecture to her kids if anything bad were to happen. The fact that she did all of those nice things for Paige is just poor parenting. Sure, she promised to watch over the stupid "autograph", but she's only human. It's not like she can watch the damn thing at every waking moment. Sure, she could have kept it out of Quincey's reach, but even so. Paige may be a BrattyTeenageDaughter, but she's hardly ever a spoiled brat.

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** philipthepatsy: ''ComicStrip/FoxTrot'' is one of my favorite comic strips, but there was one story arc that really made me dislike Paige. In it, Paige gets an "autographed" photo by her favorite boyband, [[Music/{{NSYNC}} The BackSync]] [[BackstreetBoys [[Music/BackstreetBoys Boys]] (autographed is in quotation marks, because Andy said there was only one signature of the band's name, meaning that, more than likely, none of the band members signed it at all.) Paige obsesses over the stupid thing, until Andy convinces her that she'll watch it while Paige is at school. Of course, this being Foxtrot, Quincey escapes from his cage and eats it. Paige comes home and throws massive tantrums, leading Andy to do special favors and spoil her for forgiveness, such as buying her expensive things and give her shrimp cocktail for dinner. That is, until Andy gives Paige a bunch of copies of the autographs from the mail, saying that Paige must have sent in a dozen requests (and furthering the fact that it's probably just a forum letter). In the end, Paige asks for forgiveness, which Andy gives her without any arguement or disdain. While it's nice for Andy not to hold a grudge, she shouldn't have broken down and spoiled Paige like that. It's pretty out of character for Andy, who would have normally given a long lecture to her kids if anything bad were to happen. The fact that she did all of those nice things for Paige is just poor parenting. Sure, she promised to watch over the stupid "autograph", but she's only human. It's not like she can watch the damn thing at every waking moment. Sure, she could have kept it out of Quincey's reach, but even so. Paige may be a BrattyTeenageDaughter, but she's hardly ever a spoiled brat.
5th May '17 12:36:55 PM jmparker78
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** Tropers/{{jmparker78}}: An arc from the early 2010's had Stephan Pastis's comic counterpart getting left by his wife, handling it extremely poorly. For those who don't read the strip, Pastis frequently shows up in his own strip, often the butt of a self-deprecating joke, but while he stresses that the character is not really him, not only does he draw himself to look like himself, he is also married to a woman named Staci, as is the comic counterpart. So when comic Pastis was going through a divorce, using his wife's real name in all the comics, readers weren't sure what to think. Most thought he really was getting a divorce, in which case he was airing his and his wife's issues to the world, but the revelation that only comic Pastis was getting divorced didn't help matters. It just looked like he was trying to make the world ''think'' he was getting divorced, and probably making his friends and family wonder if everything was okay between he and Staci. Either way, it was in very poor taste.
1st Mar '17 4:26:34 PM kenyastarflight
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** {{Tropers/Kenyastarflight}}: Website/{{Cracked}} pointed this out in an article some time ago, and as much as I don't like them I have to agree with them -- Bill Watterson [[ChuckCunninghamSyndrome cutting Calvin's Uncle Max out of the strip after a single story arc]]. His reasoning behind it was that Max could never call Calvin's parents by their first names, but that feels like a weak excuse, and I actually found Max to be one of the better adult characters in the strip -- it was nice to have an adult who could put Calvin in his place and even outsmart him on occasion. For all I love ''Calvin and Hobbes,'' dropping Max from the strip was a mistake in my mind.

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** {{Tropers/Kenyastarflight}}: Website/{{Cracked}} pointed this out in an article some time ago, and as much as I don't like them I have to agree with them -- Bill Watterson [[ChuckCunninghamSyndrome cutting Calvin's Uncle Max out of the strip after a single story arc]].arc]] was a mistake. His reasoning behind it was that Max could never call Calvin's parents by their first names, but that feels like a weak excuse, and I actually found Max to be one of the better adult characters in the strip -- it was nice to have an adult who could put Calvin in his place and even outsmart him on occasion. For all I love ''Calvin and Hobbes,'' dropping Max from the strip means a lot of potential for future stories and jokes was a mistake in my mind.sacrificed for the sake of dehumanizing Calvin's parents.
1st Mar '17 4:25:03 PM kenyastarflight
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** {{Tropers/Kenyastarflight}}: {{Cracked}} pointed this out in an article some time ago, and as much as I don't like them I have to agree with them -- Bill Watterson [[ChuckCunninghamSyndrome cutting Calvin's Uncle Max out of the strip after a single story arc]]. His reasoning behind it was that Max could never call Calvin's parents by their first names, but that feels like a weak excuse, and I actually found Max to be one of the better adult characters in the strip -- it was nice to have an adult who could put Calvin in his place and even outsmart him on occasion. For all I love ''Calvin and Hobbes,'' dropping Max from the strip was a mistake in my mind.

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** {{Tropers/Kenyastarflight}}: {{Cracked}} Website/{{Cracked}} pointed this out in an article some time ago, and as much as I don't like them I have to agree with them -- Bill Watterson [[ChuckCunninghamSyndrome cutting Calvin's Uncle Max out of the strip after a single story arc]]. His reasoning behind it was that Max could never call Calvin's parents by their first names, but that feels like a weak excuse, and I actually found Max to be one of the better adult characters in the strip -- it was nice to have an adult who could put Calvin in his place and even outsmart him on occasion. For all I love ''Calvin and Hobbes,'' dropping Max from the strip was a mistake in my mind.
1st Mar '17 4:24:23 PM kenyastarflight
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** {{Tropers/Kenyastarflight}}: {{Cracked}} pointed this out in an article some time ago, and as much as I don't like them I have to agree with them -- Bill Watterson [[ChuckCunninghamSyndrome cutting Calvin's Uncle Max out of the strip after a single story arc]]. His reasoning behind it was that Max could never call Calvin's parents by their first names, but that feels like a weak excuse, and I actually found Max to be one of the better adult characters in the strip -- it was nice to have an adult who could put Calvin in his place and even outsmart him on occasion. For all I love ''Calvin and Hobbes,'' dropping Max from the strip was a mistake in my mind.
7th Jan '17 5:06:08 PM MrMediaGuy2
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* Mr Media Guy 2: ''ComicStrip/PhoebeAndHerUnicorn'' is up there with ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'' and ''ComicStrip/TheFarSide'' as one of my favorite comic strips. Unfortunately, an August 2016 arc has a low point in the form of Marigold playing "[[VideoGame/PokemonGo PoHumon Go]]". Dana Claire Simpson, I greatly respect you as a cartoonist, but making jokes about [[WereStillRelevantDammit current trends]] rarely works, and usually ends up [[UnintentionalPeriodPiece dating the strip]] when the trend inevitably becomes less popular in just a few years. Thankfully, Dana seemed to realize just how lazy this idea was, and [[AbortedArc ended it]] after just three strips.

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* Mr Media Guy 2: ''ComicStrip/PhoebeAndHerUnicorn'' is up there with ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'' and ''ComicStrip/TheFarSide'' as one of my favorite comic strips. Unfortunately, an August 2016 arc storyline has a low point in the form of Marigold playing "[[VideoGame/PokemonGo PoHumon Go]]". Dana Claire Simpson, I greatly respect you as a cartoonist, but making jokes about [[WereStillRelevantDammit current trends]] rarely works, and usually ends up [[UnintentionalPeriodPiece dating the strip]] when the trend inevitably becomes less popular in just a few years. Thankfully, Dana seemed to realize just how lazy this idea was, and [[AbortedArc ended it]] after just three strips.
10th Dec '16 4:50:56 AM Freezer
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** Tropers/{{Freezer}}: To me, it's Thompson pushing the ResetButton to avert a world-destroying catastrophe. This was supposed to come at great cost, as it would reset time back to a time long before Rip and Breezy had even met, wiping out their marriage and unborn child. With Breezy and the rest of the cast subsequently reintroduced (with only Breezy not knowing Rip, [[RippleProofMemory but he knew her]]), it was clear the reset was strictly for the purpose making Rip a bachelor again and re-establishing the Rip/Cobra/Breezy love triangle. It was so jarring, especially given Rip's AngstWhatAngst reaction to it all (not to mention the STRONG tonal resemblance to ''ComicBook/OneMoreDay'')I dropped the strip completely.

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** Tropers/{{Freezer}}: To me, it's Thompson pushing the having Rip push an in-story ResetButton to avert a world-destroying catastrophe. catastrophe. This was supposed to come at great cost, as it would reset time back to a time long before Rip and Breezy had even met, wiping out their marriage and unborn child. child. With Breezy and the rest of the cast subsequently reintroduced with little change (with only Breezy not knowing Rip, [[RippleProofMemory but he knew her]]), it was clear the reset was strictly for the purpose making Rip a bachelor again and re-establishing the Rip/Cobra/Breezy love triangle. Rip/[[BettyAndVeronica Cobra/Breezy]] LoveTriangle. It was so jarring, especially given Rip's AngstWhatAngst reaction to it all (not to mention the STRONG tonal resemblance to ''ComicBook/OneMoreDay'')I dropped the strip completely.
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