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Crossover Of The Year: Dick Tracy To Solve The Mystery Of Little Orphan Annie’s Cancelation Cliffhanger

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In the world of superhero comics, it's pretty safe to say that readers have become pretty well-accustomed to crossovers. In the big shared universes at Marvel and DC Comics, characters show up regularly in each other's books all the time, and even if they're keeping to themselves, there's always the big, universe-spanning event comics that are rolling out like clockwork to bundle them all together for your reading enjoyment -- or for your reading, at least.

In the world of newspaper strips, however, that sort of thing is much more rare. Sure, you occasionally get stuff like Tom Batiuk arranging for a shockingly boring cross-time comic book sale in Crankshaft and Funky Winkerbean, but even that's pretty small and confined to one character.

As a result, it's always notable when the newspaper characters start jumping into each other's strips. Especially when it's two-fisted cop Dick Tracy gearing up to rescue Little Orphan Annie from the clutches of a murdering terrorist known only as "The Butcher of the Balkans," a thing that is actually happening iny our newspaper right now.

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‘Beasts of the Southern Wild’ Star Quvenzhane Wallis Is Your New ‘Annie’

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When the remake of Annie was announced back in 2011, Will Smith -- one of the film's producers -- revealed that his daughter, Willow Smith, would be playing the titular role. However, news broke yesterday that Willow Smith, perhaps now seen as too old to play the young orphan, has been replaced. Now Quv

Don’t Ask! Just Buy It! – August 17, 2011: Shadows and Tall Trees

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Reading Comics author Douglas Wolk runs down the hottest comics and graphic novels coming out this week.

KEY:
* Small things, looking up
^ Large things, looking down

^ AVENGERS #16
I still don't know if alter

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The ‘Little Orphan Annie’ Cliffhanger Finale Is Completely Insane

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Comics readers hear the phrase thrown around pretty often, but yesterday really was the end of an era: After 86 years of daily publication saw its circulation numbers dwindle down to less than 20 newspapers, the "Little Orphan Annie" comic strip came to an end

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Little Orphan Annie Gets the Axe at 86

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The haunting, pupil-less gaze of Little Orphan Annie (and her similarly afflicted dog Sandy) will depart the funny pages for good next month when the 86-year-old "Little Orphan Annie" comic strip draws to a close

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