DALLAS — When comic book store owner Dave Luebke heard that after 67 years, the carrot-topped everyman of the comic world, Archie, was proposing to rich girl Veronica instead of girl-next-door Betty, he decided to protest by selling his copy of the series’ rare first issue.
About once a month, I get a call or a letter from a reader with a plaintive cry: “Bring back ‘Beetle Bailey’ and ‘Hagar the Horrible.’ ”
Beetle and Hagar. Hagar and Beetle. I’ve heard about them since becoming executive editor.
“Opus” has left our pages. Last Sunday’s edition was the final News Tribune to carry our lead Sunday comic strip about the exploits — sometimes a bit political, sometimes a bit racy — of a peculiar penguin and his pals.
November 09, 2008
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