On Tuesday, MAD Magazine’s first issue of 2012 will be officially hitting newsstands. MAD’s official blog, THE IDIOTICAL, has been teasing who’s on the issue’s cover for weeks now. Curious to find out who it is? Then stop reading this and head on over to THE IDIOTICAL to see for yourself!
It’s that time of year again! As you may already know, MAD MAGAZINE annually releases an issue that counts down the “20 Dumbest People, Events & Things” of the year. As in previous years, there were no shortage of candidates. This year, the issue will be hitting newsstands on December 20th (and readers recycling pile on December 21st.)
In celebration of the 50th anniversary of Spy vs. Spy, DC Entertainment Co-Publisher Jim Lee joins the ranks of other artists who’ve each made their mark on the iconic spy design (in toy form) - including Weird Al Yankovic, Bob Staake, Peter Kuper, Michael Allred, the Prohias family, Bill Amend, Pendleton Ward, Bill Morrison, Thomas Weiser and Casey Willis, the legendary Al Jaffee and many more. Check out Lee's design, and if you're in New York...stop by the MAD Magazine panel at New York Comic Con on Sunday at 1:15pm for the official unveiling.
GREEN LANTERN is everywhere this week. As the highly anticipated Warner Bros. Pictures' film based on the DC Comics super hero hits theaters tomorrow, even the folks at MAD Magazine have joined in the excitement. Alfred E. Neuman poses as the GREEN LANTERN on the cover of the August issue of MAD Magazine (on stands 6/28). Here's what MAD editor John Ficarra has to say about it: "You've read the comic books, you'll see the movie, now buy the magazine. Actually, if you just do the last, that's ok with us!
San Francisco is home of The Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, and of course, Wondercon! If you’re heading to the show this weekend, stop by the DC Booth to say hello and pick up some giveaways. And be sure to attend the fantastic panels and creator signings we’ll be hosting throughout the weekend!
New York, NY, September 27—Robert Harras has been named Editor-in-Chief, VP, DC Comics, it was announced today by DC Comics Co-Publishers Jim Lee and Dan DiDio. Harras will oversee editorial for DC Comics, DC Universe, MAD Magazine and Vertigo and will be based in New York City, reporting directly to the Co-Publishers. Harras becomes the company's first Editor-in-Chief in nearly 10 years since the position was held by Jenette Kahn from 1981 to 2002.