Missing Rex Morgan returns; fans puzzled by absence

The HamptonRoads.com follows up with Rex Morgan M.D. writer Woody Wilson as to why the strip’s title character has been missing from the feature these last five months.

But there was another reason to feature her. Call it a case of art imitating life.

Wilson had a family member stricken with Alzheimer’s. He felt compelled to address the condition in the strip.

Besides, the ageless doctor has been thrilling readers with his bedside manner nonstop for 61 years. He needs a break every now and then.

So does his handler.