…it’s done. Overdone.
This has been a blessedly short “story.” But that’s the point. We are so bereft of plot under the Allen regime, we are left with dragging nature lessons and factoids through the daily strips.
We experimented with different styles of art during the “Kids Kamping” storyline, and then the best we can do, when it appears that the artistic standards have been re-established (although not clear whether it’s Allen’s actual pen or not) we are reminded that this strip really has nothing to offer. And it’s not just pining for poachers and flapjacks (although that would be nice) it’s that there’s really nothing worth following here.
Which leads me to this: Where the hell is Chris “Dirty” Dyer? Raised from the dead, no compunction about killing, a score to settle. Why hasn’t he come back into the picture? We last saw him testing flame throwers on some secluded Caribbean Island while recruiting a man-servant. And when was the last time we have seen Mark land a left hook? Policing is under deserved scrutiny these days, but I would think that comic strip vigilantism would be on the rise!