§ 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.


  1. I live about a block from the Ding Darling Greenway. No real point to the story, I just like the fact that there’s something named after a cartoonist so close to my house.