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DailyINK adds five more vintage comics

King Feature’s DailyINK has added five more comics to their list of features subscribers can subscribers to. The new features are: Beetle Bailey, Bringing up Father, Buz Sawyer, Flash Gordon, and Rip Kirby.

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#1 Jeff Stanson
October/9/2007
@ 6:07 pm

Can anyone tell me what’s up with DailyINK vintage comics? First they said they wouldn’t have more Flash Gordon dailies until they could scan more. The vintage Beetle Bailey strips abruptly stopped. Then Flash Gordon as well as Thimble Theater ceased being a choice for content selections. They added Brick Bradford dailies last week, but now those subscribing to Buz Sawyer are getting a message that they need to scan more. What is up?

#2 D.D.Degg
October/10/2007
@ 11:30 am

If the rumors are true, it might be due to the Scandinavian publication of The Complete Beetle Bailey
http://sekvenskonst.blogspot.com/2007/10/brer-stallings-and-beetle-bailey.html
which Checkerbook Publ. is supposedly in a deal to bring to the USA.
Fantagraphics is publishing The Complete Segar Popeye and that may explain the absence of that strip. Volume two due soon.
http://www.amazon.com/Popeye-Vol-Well-Blow-Down/dp/1560978740
As for Flash Gordon, with the new Sci-Fi TV show who knows what deals are going on behind the scenes with that property. Unfortunately a new Flash Gordon comic strip is probably not one of them.

#3 D.D.Degg
October/10/2007
@ 5:30 am

If the rumors are true, it might be due to the Scandinavian publication of The Complete Beetle Bailey
http://sekvenskonst.blogspot.com/2007/10/brer-stallings-and-beetle-bailey.html
which Checkerbook Publ. is supposedly in a deal to bring to the USA.
Fantagraphics is publishing The Complete Segar Popeye and that may explain the absence of that strip. Volume two due soon.
http://www.amazon.com/Popeye-Vol-Well-Blow-Down/dp/1560978740
As for Flash Gordon, with the new Sci-Fi TV show who knows what deals are going on behind the scenes with that property. Unfortunately a new Flash Gordon comic strip is probably not one of them.

#4 Jeff Stanson
October/10/2007
@ 5:54 am

Why would the examples you cite take away from DailyINK? The Popeye volume 1 was out while they were being reprinted in DailyINK. The vintage daily and Sunday Phantom strips are there, and those are reprinted in several parts of the world. Krazy Kat is still there and it is being reprinted. Buz Sawyer is being reprinted in Comics Revue. Rip Kirby still sees some reprints throughout the world. And many of the current comics such as Zits and Baby Blues see regular reprint editions.

#5 Eric Burke
October/10/2007
@ 2:54 pm

I’m just glad to read that Vol.2 of Popeye is almost out! Vol.1 really showcased how great a cartoonist and storyteller E.C. Segar was, and what a great strip Thimble Theater was…

…it’s a shame that the perception of Popeye is that of the cheesy, spinach loving goofball that’s been cultivated through cartoons and the later, lamer versions of Popeye like the Sunday’s still drawn by Hy Eisman.

Vol. 1 and I’m sure Vol.2 are well worth the price for true comics lovers…

#6 Eric Burke
October/10/2007
@ 8:54 am

I’m just glad to read that Vol.2 of Popeye is almost out! Vol.1 really showcased how great a cartoonist and storyteller E.C. Segar was, and what a great strip Thimble Theater was…

…it’s a shame that the perception of Popeye is that of the cheesy, spinach loving goofball that’s been cultivated through cartoons and the later, lamer versions of Popeye like the Sunday’s still drawn by Hy Eisman.

Vol. 1 and I’m sure Vol.2 are well worth the price for true comics lovers…

#7 D.D.Degg
October/11/2007
@ 12:00 am

Jeff, I was just throwing out a supposition, notice all the “might”, “may”, and “who knows”. Continuing with conjecture I would guess that KFS would prefer the supposedly larger earnings from licensing their
properties to book publishers than the more meager DailyInk revenues.
I doubt they get much from Rick Norwood and, while popular in Europe, Australia, and South America, I’m thinking they would want to keep some of those strips available to North American audiences.

As for the current strips, I don’t know. I’m still amazed that the syndicates give their products away for “free” on the internet.

Maybe Alan or someone else here can get an answer from KFS.
Maybe their new managing director of King Digital would be willing to answer some of these questions.
http://www.kingfeatures.com/pressrm/PR271.htm

#8 D.D.Degg
October/10/2007
@ 6:00 pm

Jeff, I was just throwing out a supposition, notice all the “might”, “may”, and “who knows”. Continuing with conjecture I would guess that KFS would prefer the supposedly larger earnings from licensing their
properties to book publishers than the more meager DailyInk revenues.
I doubt they get much from Rick Norwood and, while popular in Europe, Australia, and South America, I’m thinking they would want to keep some of those strips available to North American audiences.

As for the current strips, I don’t know. I’m still amazed that the syndicates give their products away for “free” on the internet.

Maybe Alan or someone else here can get an answer from KFS.
Maybe their new managing director of King Digital would be willing to answer some of these questions.
http://www.kingfeatures.com/pressrm/PR271.htm

#9 Mike Hobart
December/27/2007
@ 1:37 pm

I’m just pleased to be able to see the Brick Bradford strips — stuff that in the pre-Internet era I would never have expected to see again (I used to read the Australian reprints back in the 1960s).

#10 Mike Hobart
December/27/2007
@ 6:37 am

I’m just pleased to be able to see the Brick Bradford strips — stuff that in the pre-Internet era I would never have expected to see again (I used to read the Australian reprints back in the 1960s).

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