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VARIETY OF COMICS OFFERS READERS CHOICE

As an avid comics reader, I must respond to a recent letter claiming the cartoons in The News simply aren't funny. The writer specifically mentioned "Doonesbury," "Randolph Itch, 2 am" and "Boondocks," claiming that these aren't suitable for adults, make no sense and are racist. This is strong criticism.

For me, these three are among the more refreshing and amusing comics. Each day, I look forward to reading the comics because it's a step out of my stressful world. I appreciate the insight, humor and talent these artists have and realize that some are issue-oriented. These are only three comics out of a total of 39 strips published throughout the paper that the offended writer has the choice to read. If I don't like a comic, I simply don't read it.

Turning on the television, one would find more politics, sex and other nonsense-filled shows that are a complete waste of time. That's why I don't watch television, but I do read the comics. I only wish that "The Far Side," "Calvin & Hobbes" and "Outland" would return.

DEANNE R. PLONKA

Buffalo

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