It's been a busy week full of late night, quick updates and tonight is no different.
Today we have:
Blondie by King Features
Sally Forth by Francesco Marciuliano and Craig Macintosh
I've said before that I don't necessarily have a problem with the concept of legacy strips. But the real problem with them is that once the original creator is gone, no one really wants to change anything. They just repeat the same jokes, only changing certain random details to keep the strip from looking entirely like an anachronism. (Check out Dagwood's flat-screen monitor.)
So I'm happy that Dagwood's sandwich shop might force some changes in the Blondie universe. But I don't know if I appreciate the strip acting like an advertisement for a real-life chain of Dagwood fast-food places. Charles Schulz may have made his fortune with licensing, but Charlie Brown never shilled for his own Pez dispenser.