My actual dream last night: I open the newspaper to the comics section to read that day’s Mark Trail; in the strip’s place, however, I see a huge chunk of text from the strip’s current writer/artist, James Allen, superimposed over a desert landscape scene. Allen explains that he had planned to wrap up the current kidnapping plot by introducing “a Lucy Liu-type” who helps Mark kick the bald bad guy’s butt and save the day. However, Allen has suffered a major heart attack and no longer has the stamina to draw; as a result, the syndicate has chosen to discontinue the strip, effective immediately. (How many of you consider it nightmarish to get denied seeing even a faux Liu kick butt?)
I have never dreamed about any newspaper comic strip until now.
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