We have not taken a local newspaper for many years. We have cause to use old newspapers for the time being, so we now have them lying around. They have a comics section. I always find that exciting and put them aside to read later, when I get a moment. The reverse of that page also has the bridge hand, jumble, crytogram, etc.
The funnies aren't that funny. I have not seen some of them for years, but they are relying on the same jokes I left off with in 2006. It's like picking up with a soap opera six years later. Within two episodes, you have caught up on just about everyone's story because it's the same thing.
Part of this is me, not the comics. Humor is often delicate and belongs to its own age and no other. My father-in-law saw nothing funny about The Far Side - it was merely opaque to him. I, in turn, was only mildly amused by Laurel and Hardy. My father loved Pogo, and I could get a few chuckles from it. He next loved B.C., and I liked that better, but nowhere near as well as he did. I understand they are making it into a movie, and I can not really understand why even my own sons would like the idea, never mind their children. I followed some of the comics my sons liked, such as Get Fuzzy, with some pleasure, though I thought it was ultimately just a snarkier, crueler Garfield.