Last year, the comedy publishing pioneer MAD Magazine announced that it would no longer be publishing new, original issues. After 67 years in publication, DC Entertainment started to distribute MAD Magazine with previously published material, making it only available in comic book shops instead of various newsstands. However, two of MAD Magazine‘s most talented contributors are teaming up to bring back one of the most beloved parts of the publication in the form of a new book.
When MAD Magazine switched to reprinted content, one of the first things to go were the movie and TV parodies featuring incredible caricature artwork by Tom Richmond and jokers written by Desmond Devlin. Thankfully, the two are hoping to keep the parodies alive in the form of a new book called Claptrap, which will be full of original spreads with all-new illustrations and gags. But the only way they can pull it off is through crowdfunding, so they need your help to make it happen. Read More »
MAD Magazine has a long history of spoofing, well, pretty much everything and they’re ready to set their sites on the latest Star Wars. In issue #532, which hits iPad on February 13 and newsstands February 24, a two-page spread spoofs Star Wars: The Force Awakens, under a cover featuring Alfred E. Neuman as one of the slick new stormtroopers.
So how exactly did MAD take aim at The Force Awakens and how did it all go down? Below, get an exclusive look at the MAD Magazine Star Wars: The Force Awakens spoof and read some thoughts about it from MAD Editor in Chief John Ficarra. Read More »
The Hunger Games may be one of the biggest franchises in the world, but leave it to MAD Magazine to really boil it down. It’s just a movie about a world where kids kill each other over food. Sure, there’s more to it, but in the latest issue of the iconic publication, there’s a beautiful two page skewering of the franchise, specifically its latest theatrical incarnation The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, and we’re proud to exclusively debut the image. Check it out below, along with some thoughts on the spread from MAD editor John Ficarra. Read More »
What is Mad Magazine doing to celebrate Man of Steel? See our exclusive cover. Does Hugh Jackman want to be part of The Avengers? Has Bryan Singer made a major reveal in regards to X-Men: Days of Future Past? Want to watch a video ripping apart the Green Lantern movie? How would Man of Steel look like in the world of Minecraft? Did Arrested Development talk about superheroes in the latest season? Who is talking about the Man of Steel shaving? Read about all that and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »
On a regular basis, /Film posts t-shirts, videos and photos the poke fun at the popular culture we love. These things can be cute, seem novel, but parodying pop culture is far from a new practice. Mad Magazine has been giving pop culture the business for almost 60 years and continues to do so today. Its mascot, Alfred E. Newman, is a cultural icon in his own right and many of the stars and properties we know and love consider it a badge of honor for Mad to notice them and make them look stupid.
The latest property to get the Mad Magazine badge of dishonor is the hit AMC show The Walking Dead and in advance of Mad’s panel on October 16 at New York Comic-Con, we’re proud to exclusively premiere the cover of their December 2011 issue featuring that show. Check out the full version after the jump. Read More »
It’s the news you’ve been waiting for! Well, OK, maybe not, because this is only very incremental news. But in a report about Warner Bros. upcoming release dates (like the newly dated Sherlock Holmes 2) there is word that WB is ready to move forward on The Flash, with other superhero films still in development. And if you’re a Green Lantern fan, you’ll have a new animated series to watch…in a few years. Read More »