Sunday, January 20, 2008

Comics of the Day

Worst: Dilbert used to have plots. If you read the old collections, there were story lines that ran for days at a time. The characters had personalities. Now all Dilbert is is a series of jokes about how bad corporate jobs are, and a group of characters who exist only to enable those jokes.

Runners-up: Baldo, Blondie, Brewster Rockit: Space Guy!, Family Circus, Foxtrot, Hagar the Horrible, Prickly City


As a contrast, Get Fuzzy shows the strengths of the early Dilbert. It has interesting plots that run for days or even weeks at a time. Get Fuzzy also has the most interesting characters on the comics page. Get Fuzzy also benefits from great art, which is undeniably not a strength of Scott Adams.

Runners-up: Baby Blues, Big Nate, Doonesbury, Opus, Pearls Before Swine, Pickles, Single and Looking

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