Compared to the previous run, of which I only saw a smattering of, this slightly snarkier version is a vast improvement, but then, considering the source material, that's not a very high bar to clear.
If anything, I suspect what a lot of people are really protesting isn't that Olivia Jaimes, the only woman working on a Legacy strip starring a female character since ever, but that former Nancy artist Guy Gilcrest's bombshell Aunt Fritzi isn't around anymore.
Frankly, a lot of their comments seem self-determined to show just how badly the new Nancy artist is living up to the legacy, but I suspect those complaints are railing against change that they're not accustomed to. Another annoyance factor is that Nancy seems to be relying more on recent technology than her previous iteration ever did. Using Ipods and computers just like everyone else! What would the World think?
Though there was a Gilcrest comic where Fritzi used a cell phone, and no one complained there. Funny, that.
|The contradiction, not the comic.|
Probably the best addition (so far) is the inclusion of a nameless teacher who clearly takes no guff with the known boundaries of the Nancy Universe.
|An example of a joke that's bad, but awesome in just how BAD it is.|
If anything, going through the Nancy comics and learning about the Nancy Card Game method certainly showed how they influenced the Randomized Garfields that'd been floating around. Considering the sheer amount of odd occurrences in a dadaist Nancy strip, any configuration could wind up creating a comic that kind-of-but-almost-sort-of makes sense. To all those haters hating the latest new Improved Nancy, I present to you a relevant page from Cracked Magazine:
|Even back then, Aunt Fritzi was a looker, but for entirely different reasons.|