§ Brian Cronin is running a month-long feature called Stars of Political Cartooning. The series concentrates on figures of the past, like John ‘Ding” Darling (above), but the whole piece is an education.
§ Despite the rack, ruin, bloody-tinted haze and smoking rubble of Wall Street, Tim Beyer at the Motley Fool is still bullish on Marvel stock, boldly proclaiming:
Marvel Entertainment may not be the best company I’ve ever seen but I like its chances to become the next Disney.
The reason? Dr. Strange.
§ The Onion’s team of Noel Murray, Keith Phipps, and Tasha Robinson reviews some comics.
§ This syndicated piece looks at Wacky Packages and what they say about us as a nation:
Today, when anything without a wink or a nudge is either suspect for its naivete or genius for its retro sensibility, it is difficult to imagine a world in which satirizing the country’s most established advertising icons was subversive.
But there was such a time: the early 1970s, at the dawn of the age of irony. The product was called Wacky Packages.