Friday, January 05, 2007

2007 NY Daily News Comics Page

20% of the comic strips GONE in the NY Daily News?!


In 2006 there were 4 pages of comics. Now there are three.

No warning. No explanation. Is this happening in other markets?

I took out a 2006 Daily News to compare with a 2007 Daily News.

In 2006: 35 strips & panels spread over 4 pages.

In 2007: 29 strips spread over 3 pages.

Gone for 2007 in no particular order: Tina's Groove, Pooch Cafe, Cathy, Peanuts, Agnes, and the Jumble X-Word (the regular Jumble feature remains).

Fewer comics is a sad thing. Besides, this paper has a WHOLE PAGE for its astrology columnist. Aaugh!

The big surprise: Tina's Groove.

TG appeared in the back classifieds; the Phantom Zone of the paper. But all through this past year, when Doonesbury, or another strip, was on vacation, in came Tina to pinch hit in the regular comics page.

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