As regular readers know, we deal with some pretty wonky securities law issues here at the Securities Compliance Sentinel.  It’s some serious stuff – sentinels are rarely irreverent fellows. 

Speaking of sentinels, attorney Bob Kohn filed a rather novel amicus brief in the Justice Department’s lawsuit against Apple and some book publishes which alleges price fixing for e-books.  And by “novel” I mean “graphic novel“. 

This has nothing to do with things like Item 407 of Regulation S-K promulgated under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended by the Dodd-Frank Act… but so what?  I haven’t read many comics since middle school, but I still got a kick out of this.  And, perhaps more importantly, I learned quite a bit about antitrust law.  My only criticism: they should have made the DOJ lawyer look more villain-y.  Still, I can’t wait for the blockbuster movie version, which will be followed by at least two reboots.