The Saturday Comics: Apt. 3G (2012)

14 Jul

July 14, 2012

Last year I peeped in the window of Apt 3G, a comic strip that seemed to be written by an aging baby boomer trying to be hip.  And this year?

Ok, this is indefensible. Many strips run a storyline that continues only on Sundays, one that is distinct from the weekday continuity. Other times the Sunday strip continues the weekday storyline. Either way is fine by me. In fact, I think I prefer the separate Sunday storylines. But Apt. 3G does the worst thing possible. While the Sunday strip is the same storyline as the weekday strip, it does not advance the story. It covers THE SAME GROUND as the weekday run. So you can read it on Sunday only, or weekdays only, and not miss a thing. In fact, the argument can be made that the Sunday strip is the way to go since the weekday run stretched what the Sunday covers in one day into five days worth of comics.  Looked at that way the weekday comics are a waste of time. On the other hand the Sunday strip could be a waste of time if you like the daily pace better. But to do the same thing? Uunforgivable.

9 Responses to “The Saturday Comics: Apt. 3G (2012)”

  1. zathra July 14, 2012 at 1:15 am #

    They’ve come a long way. Tommy Thompson used to resemble Lucille Ball, now she looks like a young Nana Visitor, MAYBE. I haven’t kept up with this strip in at least 5 years.


    • bmj2k July 14, 2012 at 1:16 am #

      Has Nana Visitor worked since DS9?


      • zathra July 14, 2012 at 1:28 am #

        She’s done voice – acting on ” American Dad ” & ” Family Guy ” & she’s supposed to still be a good dancer.


  2. zathra July 14, 2012 at 1:17 am #

    The characters have been cosmetically altered, at least Tommy Thompson has. She looked like Lucille Ball 20 + years ago.


    • Mike Monge July 15, 2012 at 12:45 am #

      Suddenly the Door Opens and…It’s Tommy’s Plastic Surgeon.


      • Mike Monge July 15, 2012 at 12:46 am #

        Suddenly the Door Opens and…It’s Tommy’s Hair Dresser.


      • zathra July 15, 2012 at 11:45 pm #

        He’s making a special guest – appearance from the cartoon version of ” Nip Tuck ” ( Is it cancelled ? Not that I actually care, mind you. 😉 ).


        • bmj2k July 15, 2012 at 11:46 pm #

          Never watched it, never wanted to watch it.


          • zathra July 16, 2012 at 12:09 am #

            Same sentimentos, exactly.


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