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Feature Spotlight: The Lockhorns

Category: Comics

This week, we're reading The Lockhorns, by Bunny Hoest and John Reiner.

The Lockhorns is a single-panel comic featuring the foibles of middle-aged married couple Leroy and Loretta Lockhorn. The Lockhorns are both hopelessly mediocre-- Leroy is lagging behind at work, flirts with younger women who are out of his league, and dozes in front of the television while avoiding as many chores as possible. Loretta is a housewife who can't cook, overspends, and gossips. They're both a little shorter, a little slobbier, and a little less attractive than any of their friends or neighbors. What they *are,* though, is sharp-witted, and The Lockhorns match each other verbally tit-for-tat.

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