Thursday, June 17, 2010

The Death of Farley

The death of Farley, while not quite as important in comic history as the death of Superman (which really isn't as important as one might think), still had readers reacting in ways you shouldn't react to a comic strip character. The storyline began on April 5, 1995 and concluded on April 24, 1995 and featured Farley saving young April (who I absolutely despised during the mid to late 1990s), from a river that had been flooded after all the snow had melted. While April would survive to live on until For Better or For Worse came to an end in August of 2008, Farley would not. Farley would be seen from time to time as a ghost in a small handful of strips but sadly we would never get the storyline featuring The Reign of the Farleys (with the Last Dog of Krypton, the Dog of Steel, Teenaged Farley and the cyborg) that Lynn Johnston promised us.