Huck's type of editorials definitely push magazine editorials forward and invite other magazines to ramp up their game. The gallery above also contains other examples of Taplin's work.
Implications - Magazines are looking for new ways to gain the attention of an audience in an effort to continue readership. With the rise of e-readers and online subscriptions, hard copies of magazines and newspapers need to compete on a different level. By having concepts like cartoon editorials as their content, magazines can draw in consumers.