Features replacing For Better or For Worse

I’ll be out of town this weekend when many of the announcements are made regarding which papers are dropping For Better or For Worse and which features are taking its place. In an effort to document all the changes, I propose that we use the comments section as a central location to document the changes.

If you’re local paper is making a change, or you read about a change in another paper, please log it in the comments with a URL to the story (provided it’s online). Don’t forget to mention which feature(s) are getting picked up.

20 thoughts on “Features replacing For Better or For Worse

  1. You already reported this, but Atlanta Journal Constitution will also be replacing FBOFW with “Daddy’s Home.”

    In a semi-related news, AJC added SIX comics to their Sunday comics; no strips were dropped to make room, as far as I know.

  2. I can’t help but wonder how many of these papers that are dropping FBOFW are still running Peanuts.

  3. Wiley, I have heard from several editors who carry Peanuts and who are planning to drop FBOFW that the biggest reason for dropping it is because FBOFW ia a 29 year story line.

  4. Alan, I think the LA Times has the right idea.
    A wonderful ” 29 year story line” speaks for
    itself. I wouldn’t count Lynn out.at all.
    She’s a professional. One to look up to.

  5. According to the San Diego Union-Tribune, they are dropping the strip from this point on… I’ve always been an admirer of the strip to some extent, and love Lynn as an artist…great line work and wonderful to watch how she developed over the years. But I have to fall on the side of “time to give someone new a shot,” so I’m glad the Union-Trib is going to find something new for that space.

  6. The Pantagraph in Bloomington, IL, will be taking out FBOFW. They will be test-running three strips in its place:

    Mutts (Sept 1-14)
    DeFlocked (Sept. 15-28)
    Tundra (Sept. 29-Oct. 12)

  7. The San Antonio Express-News announced in its Sunday SA Life section that the paper will not run the re-tooled “For Better or For Worse”.

  8. The Newark, NJ Star-Ledger will be running FOOB only on Sundays. It will be replaced in the dailies “by the tried-and-true column ‘Helpful Hints by Heloise.’ “

  9. That is good news, Charles. I would love to see more newspapers going for local cartoons.

    As for the two papers I get that carry comics, the Portland (Me.) Press Herald replaced FBOFW today with Pickles, but the Boston Globe is continuing to carry FBOFW. The New York Times, of course, continues to be a snob about comics.

  10. “As for the two papers I get that carry comics, the Portland (Me.) Press Herald replaced FBOFW today with Pickles…”

    Good thing, because it’s not like they have a local cartoonist who does a syndicated comic about the Elderly.

    I… wait…

  11. Yep, Newark NJ Star Ledger replaced FBoFW with Heloise. And what were the “Hints” for Day 1 replacement?

    -why can’t T-shirt manufacturers make them in a specific size, instead of a broad range

    -why can’t 2-for-1 coupons be honored to purchase a single item for half-price

    -buying 10 items for 10 bucks is a ripoff, because it’s usually due up for expiration


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