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Luann (Comic Strip)

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Advertisement:propertag.cmd.push(function() { proper_display('tvtropes_mobile_ad_1'); })Created in 1985 by Greg Evans, Luann is a comic strip about the life of Luann DeGroot, a typical high school student, with her trials and tribulations. She has typical parents, a lazy, annoying older brother named Brad, and her best friends Bernice and Delta. Her main rival is Tiffany the cheerleader, and the men in her life are nerdy Gunther and handsome Aaron Hill (and his Suspiciously Similar Substitutes).Sometimes funny, and occasionally poignant, it's known for capitalizing on current trends, and dropping Anvilicious subplots about various subjects (i.e. marijuana use) in an attempt to be modern and legitimate. Most of the characters seem to exist as two-dimensional archetypes, with rare glimpses into more aspects of their personalities, so you will find a lot of tropes in here played totally straight (though Tropes Are Not Bad). It also gained a new focus, as lazy brother Brad shifted into becoming a co-main character of sorts, gaining nearly as much page time as his sister thanks to a subplot where he joins a fire department and falls for the beautiful Toni Daytona. Since the strip's early days, Luann's idealized crush Aaron has left the strip entirely, while Gunther and Tiffany were later promoted to viewpoint characters as well.Advertisement:propertag.cmd.push(function() { proper_display('tvtropes_mobile_ad_2'); })
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Aborted Arc: The storyline where Aaron was hiding his relationship with Diane was supposed to be Aaron and another boy. Evans bailed out, fearing too great a backlash and not having the subscriber base Lynn Johnston had to pull the same thing off without a significant loss in readership. After Aaron was put on a plane to Hawaii, the strip signaled his reunion with Luann in a storyline where she wins a contest flight to Hawaii. What happens when she reunites with Aaron there? She sees him once with another girl, doesn't even bother to confirm she's his girlfriend, and then doesn't speak to him again after that. Aaron's return was teased again with a strip where he sends Luann a Myspace friend request and a message suggesting he's single now, but nothing came of it after that. The entire situation with Ben York, Bernice's long-lost brother. Luann had a crush on him and Bernice was jealous of the attention (because her own feelings towards him were rather complicated). At one point Luann planned to make a special Valentine's Day dinner for him, but he called her saying he couldn't come because he was going out of town. And then his entire character just disappeared completely. While love interests vanishing without a trace is nothing new for this strip, this one is unusual as it's a main character's relative; even Bernice appears to have forgotten Ben completely.Advertisement:propertag.cmd.push(function() { proper_display('tvtropes_mobile_ad_3'); })
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After Aaron was put on a plane to Hawaii, the strip signaled his reunion with Luann in a storyline where she wins a contest flight to Hawaii. What happens when she reunites with Aaron there? She sees him once with another girl, doesn't even bother to confirm she's his girlfriend, and then doesn't speak to him again after that. Aaron's return was teased again with a strip where he sends Luann a Myspace friend request and a message suggesting he's single now, but nothing came of it after that.
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The storyline where Aaron was hiding his relationship with Diane was supposed to be Aaron and another boy. Evans bailed out, fearing too great a backlash and not having the subscriber base Lynn Johnston had to pull the same thing off without a significant loss in readership.
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