The Disturbing Similarities Between New Al-Qaeda Leader Ayman Al-Zawahiri and New Today Host Ann Curry

Recently Ayman Al-Zawahiri took over for Osama Bin Laden and not-so-coincidently Ann Curry took over for Meredith Vieira. That got us to thinking…

Both work for large, poorly-run organizations.

Both are seen as bland, second-rate replacements for their popular predecessors.

Both frequently appear on camera droning on and on about nothing.

One works with Al Qaeda, the other with Al Roker.

Fiona Staples and Francis Manapul Win Joe Shuster Awards and a First Look at THE FLASH

The Flash

The Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo this weekend was full of exciting news. Not only did we premiere lots of art for many of our books coming out this September, but two of our artists were also the distinguished recipients of the 2011 Joe Shuster Awards.

Florida Marlins Hire 80-Year-Old Manager

After going 1-18 in June (and the month ain’t over yet!) Florida Marlins' manager Edwin Rodriguez decided to quit before the team had a chance to fire him. In a bold move, the Marlins immediately hired Jack McKeon as interim manager. We have nothing against McKeon, but HE’S 80 FRICKIN’ YEARS OLD!!!! Wasn’t there some fresh-faced 65-year old in their farm system that they wanted to give a shot to?!? The Marlins will learn the error of their ways fast enough as they check off this starting lineup of…

Our Jaws cover: "We're gonna need a bigger blog!"

Just when you thought it was safe to go back on the MAD blog, we offer up the cover of issue #180 (January 1976) to commemorate the 36th anniversary of the release of Steven Spielberg’s Jaws. The iconic poster has been parodied many times over the years, including by MAD — most recently in our 20 Dumbest People, Events and Things of 2010 issue to depict the Tonight Show rivalry between Jay Leno and Conan O’Brien.

MAD #180 Jaws cover

FLASHPOINT FRIDAY: “The Man I’d Give Anything to Kill has to Live … or I Die.”

flashpoint-logo_whiteEobard Thawne’s master scheme has always been clouded with mystery. Until now. Just how did he become the Reverse Flash and what exact role has he played in Barry Allen’s life? In Scott Kolins and Joel Gomez’ REVERSE FLASH #1, see Barry Allen’s origins in a brand new light … through the eyes of his greatest enemy.

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