Horrible Comics

I'm not one to complain much, however, once in a blue moon I get the urge to refrain from holding my tongue and speak my mind. The case in point here, the so-called comics section of your fine, free newspaper. With the exception of "Mild Abandon," possibly, the remainder of the "funnies" absolutely suck! Of course, this is my personal opinion, of which I'm entitled to. But the reason for my negative disposition in regards to the subject matter is due to the fact that, for the most part, the storylines for the cartoons lack in character—shallow and devoid of any and all depth. Additionally, they're generally so abstract and essentially "left field" that they not only lack interest, but overall entertainment quality.

For instance, just in the title alone of "Plenty and Hope for the Unfortunates of the Earth," I'm lost in translation of what the hell the author is trying to convey. It's like it progressively becomes worse with each edition. In fact, I'd rather read the list of active ingredients on the back of a spray cleaner! Furthermore, "Hearts" is equally disappointing at least 50 percent of the time, especially since the character Lovey has been dismissed. Lastly, "A Cannonade of Hogwash," like "Hearts," has its moments. It's simple and on a single piece of notebook paper. However, like "Plenty and Hope..." (Jesus), it tends to be so utterly abstract, it just doesn't make sense and therefore isn't humorous.

What I suggest as a remedy: a revamp of the comics section—new storylines, boost the readers' interest, and introduce a new comic! (I have taken the liberty of enclosing some of my own material that I believe will be acceptable. At least give it a trial and see what the people think.)

Jared Hill

Spring City