Justin du Coeur (jducoeur) wrote,
Justin du Coeur

Lack of originality in comics

Okay, I have to say that I'm appalled here. Check out the two new strips that the Globe is thinking of adding. Is it just me, or are both of these blatant third-rate retreads of existing strips? Not only do they show an absolute lack of originality, they each manage to miss the point of what made their precursors genuinely funny, with the result that one comes across as trite, and the other simply dumb.

Geez, I knew that the comic-strip form was suffering. But if this is the best choice they're getting from the syndicates, we're definitely in the end times for the medium...

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