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Dave from Philadelphia

Well ... thank you rec.arts.comics.strips!

Brian Fies

You're pushing all my buttons today.

Your Dad and I would've gotten along fine.

Just before I began my brief newspaper career, our editor had tried to drop "The Phantom" from our daily line-up for something new and fresh. Outraged readers descended with a passion they never showed for city council or school board votes, the decisions was immediately reversed, and a large sign went up in the newsroom warning anyone against ever trying something so foolish again.

RACS is where we met, of course, and where my semi-career in comics began when I posted a note inviting folks to check out a webcomic I was doing. I too drifted away, as the Internet landscape changed, the discussions got repetitive and, as a sort-of-pro, I stopped sharing my opinions as freely. But I still check in, if only to keep up with DD Degg. And I know a lot of pro cartoonists who lurked around that watering hole, and a couple who still do.

I always liked the Phantom (<--"The Ghost Who Walks!"), especially the concept of a crimefighter thought immortal because the job passes from father to son (or maybe daughter these days). Good strip.

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