The comics are a very popular part of a newspaper. I once worked at a paper that didn’t solicit reader input before dropping a strip. The reader response wasn’t pretty. The Ledger isn’t making the same mistake.
I didn’t see a column about today’s print edition. On D5 are seven comics the paper is considering. They’ll run the seven for a week and print a ballot. I think that’s a great idea. You can’t get a feel for a comic with just one panel.
It doesn’t look like the comics are the most recent panels. I’d hazard a guess they are examples the publishers use to showcase the best of the comic.
To make it even easier for voters, I’m linking to all seven comics: The title is either an information page or home page, and “current” is a place you can see current panels (when possible)
PS: Inside Scoop hasn’t had an entry since early November. Has Devore given up on blogging?