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Times-Tribune poll put Blondie as top comic strip

According to E&P, “Blondie” is the top comic feature in the Times-Tribune (Scranton, PA).

Finishing second through fifth were four other comics that have been around for decades. They included “Peanuts” reruns by the late Charles M. Schulz of United Media (which began syndicating the comic in 1950), “The Family Circus” by Bil and Jeff Keane of King (1960), “Beetle Bailey” by Mort Walker of King (1950), and “Hi and Lois” by Brian Walker, Greg Walker, and Chance Browne of King (1954).

“Mary Worth” finished last among the Scranton newspaper’s 36 comics.

Community Comments

#1 ulysses
June/20/2006
@ 1:32 pm

I weep for Scranton, PA.

#2 ulysses
June/20/2006
@ 7:32 am

I weep for Scranton, PA.

#3 Marc
June/20/2006
@ 1:56 pm

Is Scranton stuck in the 1950s?

#4 Marc
June/20/2006
@ 7:56 am

Is Scranton stuck in the 1950s?

#5 Alan
June/20/2006
@ 2:56 pm

I did a quick search through their online newspaper looking for the article that E&P cites and couldn’t find it. If anyone can point me to the original story – I certainly would like to examine the findings. These comics aren’t usually the ones that bubble to the top of other comic polls I’ve seen.

#6 Alan
June/20/2006
@ 8:56 am

I did a quick search through their online newspaper looking for the article that E&P cites and couldn’t find it. If anyone can point me to the original story – I certainly would like to examine the findings. These comics aren’t usually the ones that bubble to the top of other comic polls I’ve seen.

#7 Howard Roberts
June/22/2006
@ 8:16 pm

Here is the ranker from 1-36. It was ran on May 28th…

1. Blondie

2. Peanuts

3. The Family Circus

4. Beetle Bailey

5. Hi and Lois

6. Fred Basset

7. Garfield

8. The Lockhorns

9. For Better or For Worse

10. The Born Loser

11. Andy Capp

12. Marvin

13. Hagar the Horrible

14. Marmaduke

15. Kit ?N? Carlyle

16. B.C.

17. Mother Goose & Grimm

18. Fox Trot

19. Crankshaft

20. Sally Forth

21. Snuffy Smith

22. Wizard of Id

23. Zits

24. Close to Home

25. Mutts

26. Judge Parker

27. Cathy

28. Slylock Fox

29. Flying McCoys

30. Dick Tracy

31. The Elderberries

32. Dilbert

33. Prince Valiant

34. Doonesbury

35. Non Sequitur

36. Mary Worth

©The Times-Tribune 2006

#8 Howard Roberts
June/22/2006
@ 2:16 pm

Here is the ranker from 1-36. It was ran on May 28th…

1. Blondie

2. Peanuts

3. The Family Circus

4. Beetle Bailey

5. Hi and Lois

6. Fred Basset

7. Garfield

8. The Lockhorns

9. For Better or For Worse

10. The Born Loser

11. Andy Capp

12. Marvin

13. Hagar the Horrible

14. Marmaduke

15. Kit ?N? Carlyle

16. B.C.

17. Mother Goose & Grimm

18. Fox Trot

19. Crankshaft

20. Sally Forth

21. Snuffy Smith

22. Wizard of Id

23. Zits

24. Close to Home

25. Mutts

26. Judge Parker

27. Cathy

28. Slylock Fox

29. Flying McCoys

30. Dick Tracy

31. The Elderberries

32. Dilbert

33. Prince Valiant

34. Doonesbury

35. Non Sequitur

36. Mary Worth

©The Times-Tribune 2006

#9 Rob
June/23/2006
@ 12:58 pm

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaagh!!!!!!!!!

scuse me.
I was affected by Scranton’s dementia.

#10 Rob
June/23/2006
@ 6:58 am

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaagh!!!!!!!!!

scuse me.
I was affected by Scranton’s dementia.

#11 Howard Roberts
June/23/2006
@ 3:19 pm

They certainly like the “old school”.

#12 Howard Roberts
June/23/2006
@ 9:19 am

They certainly like the “old school”.

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