With readership spread among 250 newspapers in the United States alone, the comic strip acquired a highly devoted but relatively small group of fans during its 23 years of operation. The comic strip in general was about a blue-collar worker named Mike Motley and his wife Mabel Motley. Her role in creating a rivalry between Abel and his brother-in-law Mike is muted by the fact that he respected Abel and his wife somewhat. As a part of his wife's family unit, Mike had to face Abel and Buffy whether he liked it or not.
According to a 1997 comics poll conducted by the New York Daily News, Motley's Crew was elected as the 28th most favorite comic strip among readers and visitors to the official Internet site. The comic strip was considered to be more popular than B.C. (still in publication) but less popular than Broom-Hilda (still in publication). However, it also... Read More