During our year-end review, we have discovered a number of factual errors in comics published in 2009. Please find our corrections below.
#567; O Selfless Saviors
It is an overstatement to say that no children have ever been poisoned by Halloween treats. In 1964, a woman handed out pellets of ant poison masquerading as treats; in 1974 a father gave his son a candy straw filled with cyanide. However, the man was using Halloween as a cover to kill his child, and the woman’s treats were clearly labeled and intended as a dark comment on the treat tradition. Thus, the point stands.
#526; In which it Hardly Matters
International Crossword Standards & Practices Union rules prohibit this pattern of blank squares from appearing in a regulation puzzle.
#523; In which Vince achieves Victory
Vince’s minor repair job did not actually require a wrench. It could have been accomplished with pliers.
#510; In which Rob tries to read
Rob also reads to earn fundraising pledges in his school’s Read-A-Thon.
#509; In which a Horn is overt
Sebastian did, in fact, take a lil’ blow. Just to see what would happen.
#485; The Australian Butler
Dinner was not actually ready.
Wondermark regrets the errors.
See also: 2008 Errata