Allen seems to be a touch more given to humor than Elrod was.
Some woman wrote a letter to the editor of the Dallas Morning News that she was giving up reading Judge Parker because it has gotte so... I forget which word she used. Grim? Dark? Serious? I wouldn't mind seeing it replaced by Mark Trail. Or Dick Tracy.
Very different from Elrod.
The 2/14/17 strip says that an individual aging male lion has been killing cattle and villagers. An animal killing humans is a deal-breaker. They're not advocating for unrestricted hunting.
OK, that's fair.
Check it out! Lex Luthor is in the second panel of today's Mark Trail!
It's late '80s Luthor in the second panel and '50s Luthor in the third.