"Rowdy" Roddy Piper Reported Dead at 61
• Johanna Draper Carlson compiles 2008 circulation figures for Archie Comics, which help to explain why Sabrina the Teenage Witch was canceled.
• Tomorrow is the deadline set by the Hearst Corporation to find a buyer for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer or close the 145-year-old newspaper — the print version, in any case. But Michael Cavna learns the paper’s Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist David Horsey is in a more secure position than the rest of the staff: His contract is with Hearst and not the Post-Intelligencer, so he’ll continue to provide cartoons for the chain.
• Timothy Callahan wonders why, considering the drop-off in order numbers between the first and second issues, more comics companies don’t publish weekly miniseries.
• Tim Broderick ponders the future of comics and asks, “Will people make a living as a cartoonist in the future?”
• The Everett, Wash., Herald sees an increased interest in comics among teen-agers.