At 90 years old, " Gasoline Alley " is only slightly younger than the average comic strip reader. In this laugh-a-minute stupidest comic, one of the characters considers how much strips his life would be if he were dead, rather than in the throes of crippling debt. And finally, we have " Crankshaft ," one of two spin-offs of "Funky Winkerbean," the other being a strip called "John Darling," featuring a charmingly quirky talk-show host who was murdered on-panel in its penultimate strip.
Garfield hates Mondays, Dilbert's in a boring meeting, and there's a woman in ' Dick Tracy ' being mauled to death by dogs. Where Are They Stupidest comic strips Those ideas we can't believe got past the idea stage, much less past the drawing board and into our comics. Still, we weren't quite prepared for just how incredibly bleak it could be, whether it's the scene where young Billy faithfully reproduces his parents shouting at each other over increasingly suspicious charges from a "business trip" to Las Vegas
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