Sector: Dumbed Down on Wall St."
It's a bird, it's a plane, it's Perelman. A financial writer and a cartoonist have joined to create a comic book, called Titans of Finance, with corporate executives and Wall Street traders cast as heroes and villains. Not surprisingly, the leading man is Ronald O. Perelman, the financier who presided over the rise and decline of the Marvel comic company. Among the other characters in the 24-page first issue, scheduled for September distribution, are the former Sunbeam chairman Al Dunlap, known as Chainsaw Al, and such obscure figures as the bond trader Michael Vranos.
a financial columnist for Slate.com, said he and his collaborator, the
artist Josh Neufeld, thought that there were amusing stories about
people who were known only to readers of business publications. Jeff
Mason, publisher of Alternative Comics in Gainesville, Fla., said
the Perelman story got him interested, and he found the others compelling.
Mr. Walker said he expected Titans of Finance to appeal to comics
readers and people interested in business, and "those are about as far
apart on the demographic spectrum as you can get."