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June 17, 2004

Mr. Baseball

From the Korea Times comes this story about Choi Hoon, who is knocking 'em dead with his baseball themed MLB Cartoon. This Korean blog may or may not showcase an example of the strip (if I could read it, I might be able to be a little more certain).

This whole phenomena makes me wonder why sport themed comics don't seem to make a splash over here. Choi Hoon is getting over 100,000 clicks a week, and his strip is based on American baseball players. I know there's Manga that sells over here like Slam Dunk, but I can't imagine either of the big two putting out sports comics anytime soon. Not when they can put out yet another X-book or Batman tie-in. And are there any sports comics left on the comics page these days? I guess there's Tank McNamara, but that doesn't exactly capture the thrill of victory, agony of defeat, etc. I know there used to be multiple sports strips in the paper, are those times gone for good?

Posted by Thrillmer! at June 17, 2004 06:35 PM

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