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October 10, 2005

Missed It: Boston Globe Drops Garfield

imageI may be the only person retentive enough to string this together, but it looks like the Boston Globe has dropped Garfield, which makes it the third big paper to do so in the last year, after the LA Times and the Newark Star-Ledger.

This suggests almost nothing in terms of Garfield's future -- at this rate, it would take appoximately 400 years to drop out of the top ten syndicated strips, about the same amount of time it would take to spend the licensing revenue it's already brought in -- but I think it's interesting to note how editors are willing to kill a once-popular feature of a certain age while leaving others alone, and may be indicative of a slightly more fluid comics page in general. Slightly.
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