A Cornucopia of Comics Content

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By: E&P Staff

The Star-Ledger of Newark, N.J., is devoting a lot of space to comics this week as it contemplates changes in its funny pages.

Starting yesterday, the paper has been running samples of 13 features that are candidates for it to buy from syndicates. So far, the comics have included “Frazz,” “Speed Bump,” “Brewster Rockit: Space Guy!,” “Flo & Friends,” “Edge City,” and “The Flying McCoys.”

The Star-Ledger is also publishing various stories about comics. Yesterday, it ran a piece about why it’s thinking about changing its comics lineup. Today, an article focuses on the many “legacy” comics no longer done by their original creators. Tomorrow, a story will discuss why comics have an emotional connection with readers. Wednesday: How comics have changed over the years and who reads them. Thursday: Reader comments (which are also appearing each day). Sunday: “Where the comics are headed.”

Among the other material being offered by the New Jersey paper are trivia questions about comics.

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