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    Marvel is putting out (in July, maybe?) what they're advertising as a 3-ish mini of "lost" Captain America daily strips from either the " '40's" or " '50's". I only saw the cover and brief description, but it seems to be just a bunch of new material in an old newspaper strip format, I'd imagine for getting a particular mood for the storytelling end of things.

    So at least they're attempting some form of revival, even if treating it as a straight old-timey comic strip, instead of a sort of reinvention on their website in in their comics from week to week, etc.

    I used to like Alley Oop and The Phantom, but thinking in terms of who might be able to pull something like this off today, in a manner I'd want to consistently read, my short list would be Masamune Shirow, Paul Pope, and Mark Millar (I guess and Grant Morrison, too... could Quitely do a daily?). Imagine those crazy futuristic Ghost in the Shell 2 pages evolved into whatever Shirow is toying with now, boiled down to a few sexy, violent, nonsensically technical panels put out every day (or every other...). Where do I sign up?
      CommentAuthorJay Kay
    • CommentTimeApr 24th 2010

    I hadn't heard of those Cap stories, so nice catch. That does remind me, though--would Wednesday Comics count as these too?
    • CommentAuthorsveid
    • CommentTimeApr 25th 2010
    Recently, I've been reading (a lot of) Terry And The Pirates after picking the last 2 volumes of the humungous collections cheap in NYC. One interesting thing is that the Sundays are geared to what make the format work for daily/intermittent/weekly readers. Each Sunday basically recaps the week's plot and concludes it, so the Sundays work as a quick version of the story / an end of week catch-up. Not quite the same for Brit-strips though, I suppose, without the extra-large Sunday lump.
    • CommentTimeApr 25th 2010
    @sveid - wasn't always the case. Sundays weren't always integrated with weeklies.
    • CommentTimeApr 26th 2010
    I remember Bill Watterson mentioning that Sundays run on a different timetable than weeklies, so it's pretty unlikely for most strips to do a conventional storyline (and why he hated them so... it too the narrative flow out of his longer works arcs.) That's why you saw so many 5- or 6-day stories, if you got one at all. I'll see if I can dig up my reference in the the morning. That is, later in the morning. Once I've gone to bed.