Yes, you heard it here first. My daughter is a shareholder in Marvel Comics. Some of our Dallas friends (Thank you Wim, Whitney, Willis, Shafer, Amber, and Wes) decided to buy Kennedy a stock certificate for her first Christmas. They ordered it through

Thus, my daughter will receive the annual stock portfolio from Marvel Comics. Not a bad gift idea.

For our Christmas party, Shafer bought me the book McSweeney's Enchanted Chamber of Astonishing Stories, which I look forward to reading. The collection of short stories was edited by Michael Chabon and illustrated by Mike Mignola.