Earlier this year L'il Orphan Annie went to meet her parents.
Then Cathy gave a final "Ack!"
And now the seventy-year long strip Brenda Starr, Reporter is to end.
Admittedly, I've never actually read it.
But it does seem to be an unfortunate trend.
Created by Dale Messick, she wrote the strip until 1980. Only female writers have written the strip since and it's currently written by Chicago Tribune reporter Mary Schmich.