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Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 09/29/2008

The E-Mailbag: The Final Smackdown: Which Comic Would YOU Drop?

Comic Riffs inquired and, with wit and passion and indignation, you delivered.

Last week this blog took on The Post's print comics, page by page, polling readers about which comic they would drop. Some 1,500 votes later, one thing became clear:
Beetle and Sarge and Halftrack and Otto are on very thin ice with Post readers.

"Beetle Bailey" wasn't the only strip near or past the half-century mark that has many detractors, however; "Classic Peanuts" and "Family Circus" and "Judge Parker" and "Mark Trail" also got swarms of negative votes.

The "middle-aged" strip most targeted was "Zippy the Pinhead." And the newest strips to draw the most fire were "Prickly City" and "Little Dog Lost," the latter having debuted in The Post mere weeks ago.

So now that we've whittled down the field, it's time for a head-to-head smackdown. These are the eight strips that, as of Friday, received the most negative reaction.

Now we ask you: Pick the single comic that you think The Post should drop. (Reminder: The Post's editors are not promising to abide by the results.)

And if you've got a replacement strip in mind, we again invite you to give it a shout-it in the Comments.


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