This was posted by Peter Zale, creator of the late, much-lamented Helen, Sweetheart of the Internet, but I’ve shifted it over to Crimeweek because of political content.
Today’s premiere of Heart of the City 2.0 prompted me to think about other “first strips” and how, for better or worse, they set the tone for everything that would follow.
Peter Zale hooked me with the very first Helen, Sweetheart of the Internet
Basically, Milholland was telling us on Day One that if you’re capable of being offended, you should leave now.
(And don’t worry: the “baby” is now in his late teens, a regular in the strip, and Davan’s surrogate son)
Perhaps somebody who has a Comics Kingdom membership can supply the very first Hagar the Horrible, which I also remember as setting the stage for the next half century.
Does anybody remember any other significant Day Ones?