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Mad Magazine Celebrates Halloween Season With October Horror Issue

Mad, the classic humor magazine, which relaunched earlier this year under the auspices of new editor (and Simpsons and Futurama alumni) Bill Morrison, is celebrating the season with its next issue, promising “Haunted Humor” behind a cover inspired by Stanley Kubrick’s iconic horror movie The Shining.

In addition to Gary Pullin’s creepy Alfred E. Newman twins, the issue offers Mad regular Sergio Aragones taking on Dia de los Muertos, TV horror host Svengoolie looking at scary movies, comedian Brian Posehn on the remake of a horror classic and Maria Bamford teaching an important lesson in art history.

The upcoming issue is the fourth since Mad relaunched earlier this year and it will be released on October 9, 2018.

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Mondo To Release Mad Magazine Print By Jason Edmiston On April 17

MAD Magazine is relaunching with Issue #1 this week, and to celebrate Mondo has partnered with the MAD team to release a silkscreen poster of the new cover, featuring iconic cover boy Alfred E. Neuman, by the mighty Jason Edmiston!

This poster will be available online at a random time tomorrow (4/17) at mondotees.com, the same day the magazine is on shelves, so be sure to hit up your local comic shop to snag a copy as well!

MAD Magazine by Jason Edmiston
18″x24″ Screen Print, Edition of 175
Expected to Ship June 2018
Printed by DL Screenprinting
$45

Please follow Mondo on Twitter for the on sale announcement. This poster will be available online at a random time on Tuesday, April 17th.

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Mad Magazine’s New Look Revealed at WonderCon 2018

Fans in attendance at WonderCon 2018 in Anaheim, California got a tease of what the revamped Mad Magazine will look like.

After 66 years as a comedy institution, MAD Magazine is undergoing substantial change. The magazine will reboot to issue #1 after issue #549. 30 year editor John Ficarra retired and the magazine will now be steered by illustrator and comic book artist Bill Morrison. Also, after many, many years in Manhattan (first on Madison ave and then on Broadway), the magazine shifted offices to California. 

MAD was created by Harvey Kurtzman and published by Bill Gaines in 1952 under the EC comics imprint. EC remained the publisher until Gaines sold it to Kinney Parking Company in the 60s. Through a series of mergers and acquisitions, the company eventually fell under the DC Comics umbrella and has remained there since.

MAD #1 will go on sale April 18, 2018.

Text-only trade wrap cover

Actual cover by Jason Edmiston

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MAD Magazine Will Reboot In April

MAD Magazine will be rebooted with a new #1 and a new look when it moves to California later this year, DC co-publisher Dan DiDio revealed on his Facebook page.

MAD Magazine #550, on sale now, will mark the final issue of the current volume of the magazine, which launched at EC Comics in 1952 before being taken over by DC after EC crumbled in the mid-‘50s.

A new #1 will launch in April, likely timed as close to April Fools’ Day as possible. April 1 has long been recognized as the symbolic birthday of MAD mascot Alfred E. Neuman, whose gap-toothed visage has graced the cover of the magazine for decades. A version with his teeth and hair “fixed” appears on a promotional image for the new MAD #1, which will be edited by longtime Bongo Comics veteran Bill Morrison.

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DC Comics Unveils April’s MAD Magazine Themed New 52 Variant Covers

Next month several DC Comics titles will get a visit from Alfred E. Neuman.

To celebrate April Fools’ Day the publisher is issuing a series of MAD magazine-themed variant covers for 21 of its titles, including Batman, Wonder Woman, Superman, Green Lantern, Justice League, The Flash and Teen Titans. This is the second year DC has honored ol’ Alfred, whose birthday happens to fall on April 1.

The full list of issues getting the wacky cover art treatment follows:

Justice League #30
Justice League of America #14
Justice League Dark #30
Nightwing #30
Aquaman #30
The Flash #30
Earth 2 #22
Wonder Woman #30
Superman/Wonder Woman #7
Action Comics #30
Superman #30
Batman/Superman #10
Batman #30
Detective Comics #30
Batman and Wonder Woman #30
Batwoman #30
Harley Quinn #5
Batgirl #30
Green Lantern #30
Green Lantern Corps #30
Teen Titans #30

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The Art of Harvey Kurtzman, Documentary About Mad Magazine’s Founding Editor

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“The Art of Harvey Kurtzman” is a short documentary about the work of the late Harvey Kurtzman, cartoonist and founding editor of MAD magazine. The documentary describes Kurtzman’s creation of MAD’s famed Alfred E. Neuman mascot, and includes an interview with longtime MAD artist Al Jaffee. The film was produced by Imperium Pictures.

Kurtzman’s work is currently the subject of a retrospective at the Society of Illustrators in New York City, through May 11, 2013.

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DC Universe Variant Covers Get MAD This April

April 1st is the birthday of Alfred E. Neuman and DC Comics is commemorating that event—not to mention the 60th Anniversary of MAD—with variant covers on key titles! The issues will be illustrated by legendary MAD artists Sergio Aragonés, Al Jaffee, Peter Kuper, Tom Richmond and more.

The following 13 titles will have MAD variant editions:

Justice League of America #3, Justice League #19, Batman #19, Green Arrow #19, Aquaman #19, The Flash #19, Wonder Woman #19, Superman #19, Supergirl #19, Detective Comics #19, Batwoman #19, Green Lantern #19 and Teen Titans #19.

 MAD Justice League of America Cover

Justice League of America# 3 by Herman Mejia

MAD Batman Fold-In Cover

Batman # 19 by Al Jaffee (Fold In)

MAD Batwoman Cover

Batwoman# 19  by Rick Tulka

MAD Green Arrow Cover

Green Arrow # 19 by by John Caldwell

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Aquaman # 19 by Tom Bunk

MAD Superman Snappy Answers Cover

Superman # 19 by Al Jaffee

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Green Lantern # 19 by Mark Fredrickson

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Wonder Woman # 19 by Peter Kuper

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Supergirl #19 by Richard Williams

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Teen Titans #19 by Ward Sutton

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Detective Comics # 19 by Tom Richmond

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The Flash # 19 by Sam Viviano

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Justice League # 19 by Sergio Aragones

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