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Strip by: David Morgan-Mar
T-Rex: Some daily comics are serialised dramas, rather than gag-a-day.
T-Rex: e.g. The Phantom.
T-Rex: They represent a continuing story that progresses in an episodic manner, unrolling slowly day by day over years or more.
T-Rex: While potentially employing humour. the imperative for a joke is weak.
Utahraptor: How do such comics maintain an audience in the absence of daily humour?
T-Rex: They rely on drama and the element of...
The author writes:
The Phantom appears in one of the daily newspaper we receive at my work, amongst a page full of gag comics. It's been running in the paper for as long as I can remember. It squeezes in a massive 3 panels of adventure every day. The first panel recaps yesterday, then the middle panel introduces something new, and the third panel previews tomorrow's strip.