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The Sun has axed Striker again - Hagar also dropped 
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The Sun has cancelled Striker again. In a very poor show, they only gave author Pete Nash four days notice. It will appear online for at least another two months - but they've not been very reliable getting the strips online promptly. Needless to say Pete isn't happy and is considering his options. :x
http://strikerworld.co.uk/topic/11527760/1/

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My mate picked up a copy of the Sun last week, and I had a butchers', Phoenix;

I looked through the paper to confirm that there was not a single cartoon graphic to be seen anywhere in that edition: no Hagar the Horrible, nothing.

This bleak scenario must be a 'first' and does not bode well for the cartoon industry.

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ISPYSHHHGUY wrote:
My mate picked up a copy of the Sun last week, and I had a butchers', Phoenix;
I'm not at all sure why you have drawn me into this thread, Rab. :?


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Sorry Phoenix : for a fair few years now, I have equated both your good self and Digifiend as similar [high quality] entities.....you are both very learned and scholar-like within the comics-field, and I often see you both 'as one'


---my fault entirely of course: you are both individuals and that is how I should treat you both.

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My mate picked up a copy of the Sun last week, and I had a butchers', Phoenix;

I looked through the paper to confirm that there was not a single cartoon graphic to be seen anywhere in that edition: no Hagar the Horrible, nothing.

This bleak scenario must be a 'first' and does not bode well for the cartoon industry.
That's Scotland, right? Hagar doesn't appear on Sundays and I think a couple of times there's been complaints on Striker World that Striker was accidentally omitted from The Scottish Sun on Sunday. Striker has been 7 days a week since the Sunday edition launched and Hagar appears six days a week, so The Sun should have had at least one comic in every day since Hagar's debut, if not even earlier (maybe even forever - has their comics page been there from launch?)

You seriously got me and Phoenix mixed up? We have different expertises. :shock:

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Hiya Dij!


Yes I am certain there was absolutely NO cartoon/strip of any kind anywhere to be seen anywhere in the SUN one day last week: Tuesday or Wednesday I reckon---as I said I never witnessed this lack of 'funnies' in this paper ever before,, and I did go back through every page specially to check---in Scotland, the strips were usually all on the same page, near the TV section/ the horoscopes, I think.


There was a Scottish cartoonist who done subjects peculiar to up here, but his stuff only appeared now and again.

I do hope that some sort of cartoons and strips make a comeback in this paper.

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The Striker page usually also has Hagar, a birthdays list, an "on this day" feature, and the weather forecast. If that entire page was missing then the editor has some explaining to do!

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Maybe it was just a last-minute muck-up, Dij: I won't know for sure until I see the SUN again.

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Hagar is gone as well. The Sun no longer has a comics page at all.


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Hagar is gone as well. The Sun no longer has a comics page at all.


I've just heard that Playboy is dropping cartoons too. Not that I've read it since the 1970s. (Or the Sun come to that.) A sad state of affairs for cartoonists though.

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i have only bought the sun to read striker and on saturday the paper did say it would be online only from the next day.I hope this means vol 2 of the comic can come out now with a mix of classic football stories like billys boots anf hot shot hamish and nipper or even a joint comic with a comeback of roy of the rovers.


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i have only bought the sun to read striker and on saturday the paper did say it would be online only from the next day.I hope this means vol 2 of the comic can come out now with a mix of classic football stories like billys boots anf hot shot hamish and nipper or even a joint comic with a comeback of roy of the rovers.


Highly unlikely. The mixture of children's strips and topless CGI models was an unsettling mix the last time if you remember.

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And I think Striker had the same problem Doctor Who Comic does now - namely that it was stocked in the wrong section. Shops thought it was like Roy of the Rovers! It should've been in the same place Viz is, but as far as I can remember, it was always with the kids comics (like Beano and Dandy) or football mags (like Shoot and Match).

And Striker and Roy in the same title is NEVER going to happen. They're too similar (the main differences are that Roy is tamer - had to be, since it was a kids comic - and didn't use real teams for opponents).

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Looks like a victory for the fans and there is even talk of the return of the comic as a monthly.i hope it happens .
http://downthetubes.net/?p=29614


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Still no confirmed plans. For now, Striker ends tomorrow. The Nuts strips will start to appear on Striker World shortly afterwards as a stopgap.

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