Forthcoming MAD Merchandise, MAD News New Special Edition due soon! Posted by Simon Wilson - 06/04/13 01:35PM
MAD PRESENTS SUPERMAN
MAD and The Man of Steel have always had a very...special relationship. Now, MAD exploits that relationship with this new magazine-sized special that collects movie parodies, special features and laughs galore!
Bob Clarke was well-known for his work with MAD magazine. A popular MAD magazine feature he worked on was the "Believe it or Nuts" Ripley comic parody. (Clarke also illustrated the original "Ripley's Believe it or Not!" comic strip for some time in the early 1940s.) In his lifetime, Bob Clarke also illustrated many different MAD paperbacks, including "MADvertising" and "The MAD Worry Book."
Forthcoming MAD Merchandise, MAD News, MAD TV MAD-tv Season 2 set for release March 26; Season 3 for June Posted by Chet Reams - 25/03/13 09:38PM
More than 6 years after the 2004 Warner Bros. DVD release of Season 1 of MAD-tv, Shout! Factory is releasing the second season! It goes on sale the 26th of March this year, and can be purchased from Shout! Factory's official site here.
(More details about the Season 2 set available from the press release here!)
Season 3 of the show is also set for DVD release from Shout! Factory. It will be available in June of this year, and is currently available for pre-order on Amazon.
MAD & Alfred Cameos Alfred E. Neuman Cameo in "Drawn Together" Posted by Maddest - 01/03/13 07:51PM
Attention!! Attention!! Another Alfred E. Neuman Cameo was found in the cartoon series "Drawn Together". He is not really easy to spot, but we've found him in the episode "Toot goes Bollywood", season 3. Thanks to Michael Elias for his awesome detective work!!!
Forthcoming MAD Merchandise, MAD News BEST OF EC COMICS ARTIST'S EDITION Coming in June From IDW! Posted by Chet Reams - 01/03/13 04:39PM
From the IDW Press Release: San Diego, CA (February 15, 2013) - IDW Publishing is proud to announce an Artist's Edition like no other-The Best of EC COMICS Artist's Edition, Volume One. This massive book will measure 15" x 22", the same size as both the Wally Wood and MAD Artist's Editions, and will contain stellar works by Al Williamson, Harvey Kurtzman, Bernie Krigstein, Johnny Craig, and others. Additionally, there will be an art gallery of classic covers-including the peerless Weird Science-Fantasy #29 by Frank Frazetta.
"It's no secret that I am a serious EC lover," says Artist's Editions editor Scott Dunbier. "I can honestly say that this volume will feature some of the most beloved and remembered EC stories of all time!"
EC Comics was arguably the greatest publishing entity in the history of comic books. For a five-year stretch in the early 1950s they set the bar higher than ever before, and with a level of consistency unmatched. In the early 1980s the original art for all EC stories was auctioned off and most of these have been buried in collections since that time, rarely being seen by anyone except the original art's owners.
"Tracking down these treasures is a major undertaking since the stories are widely scattered among multiple collectors, but fortunately we have been able to unearth some of the truly best stories to come out of EC," says Dunbier. "The book will present readers with a veritable cornucopia of outstanding examples of true classics."
What is an Artist's Edition? Artist's Editions are printed the same size as the original art. While appearing to be in black & white, each page has been scanned in COLOR to mimic as closely as possible the experience of viewing the actual original art-for example, you are able to clearly see paste-overs, blue pencils in the art, editorial notes, art corrections. Each page is printed the same size as drawn, and the paper selected is as close as possible to the original art board.
Previous Artist's Editions include DAVE STEVENS' THE ROCKETEER: ARTIST'S EDITION and WALTER SIMONSON'S THE MIGHTY THOR: ARTIST'S EDITION, JOHN ROMITA'S THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN: ARTIST'S EDITION, WALLY WOOD'S EC STORIES: THE ARTIST'S EDITION, SERGIO ARAGONES' GROO THE WANDERER: ARTIST'S EDITION, AND DAVID MAZZUCCHELLI'S DAREDEVIL: BORN AGAIN ARTIST'S EDITION.
The ROCKETEER ARTIST'S EDITION won two Eisner Awards in 2011, for Best Archival Project and Best Design and THE MIGHTY THOR: ARTIST'S EDITION won the 2012 Eisner Award for Best Archival Project.
THE BEST OF EC COMICS ARTIST'S EDITION, VOLUME 1 (HC, B&W, 160 pgs., Please Inquire For Pricing.). In stores 6/19/13.
Forthcoming MAD Merchandise, MAD News DC to release MAD-themed covers for select titles in April Posted by Chet Reams - 16/01/13 05:54PM
In April, to celebrate MAD magazine's 60th anniversary, DC comics will be releasing MAD-themed variant covers for 13 of their comic books.( For those who don’t know, a “Variant cover” is a cover different from the main cover of a comic or magazine, and sometimes is offered as a retailer incentive, store-exclusive, or in a limited print run.) The odds of getting a variant cover edition vary by title; For some books the odds of getting one are 1 in 100, though for the majority of the books featured, the odds are 1 in every 25 books. Just a few of the comic books being included in this promotion include Justice League Of America #3 , Wonder Woman #19, and Teen Titans #19.
MAD Media You can help! Support Alan Bernstein's MAD film project 'When we went MAD'! Posted by Maddest - 11/01/13 09:16PM
When We Went MAD!, a documentary that explores the history and influence of MAD Magazine is currently being filmed by Alan Bernstein and Potrzebie Pictures LLC, a Detroit area production company. With 20 key interviews already on film, the team is launching a Kickstarter campaign on January 10, 2013 to raise the funds necessary to complete this historic American project.
When We Went MAD! delves into America’s longest running humor publication, MAD Magazine. Interviews with MAD Magazine’s key players, including current and former artists, writers, and editors, When We Went MAD! pays tribute to the institution that has delivered a satiric view of American culture for over sixty years. This retrospective will include fascinating interviews with prominent figures who proudly cite MAD magazine as an influence. Who knew?
The story of MAD Magazine is as irreverent as those who created it – from the landmark court case that pitted Irving Berlin against MAD (the case that assured the legality of satire in general) to MAD’s maverick publisher, William M. Gaines, who once took his entire staff to Haiti to convince the sole Haitian subscriber to renew. MAD was mad, and we loved it.
Co-producer/director Alan Bernstein, remembers his first foray into Mad-ness.“I was six and found my first issue at a drugstore newsstand. I had no idea what I was looking at: Spy Vs. Spy, Don Martin, the Fold-In… I didn’t always get the jokes, but I knew I was looking at the ticket into something special and I wanted in.” Bernstein went from casual reader to collector. And from collector to producer.
An experienced filmmaker, Bernstein co-wrote, co-produced, and directed the feature film, One Half Gone. With co-producer Doug Gilford, twenty current and former artists, writers, and editors of MAD have been filmed including:
Al Jaffee – the inventor of the Fold-In and the feature “Snappy Answers to Stupid Questions”
Dick Debartolo – the TV show Match Game writer whose work is in every issue of MAD since 1966
Sergio Aragones – his miniature cartoons filled the margins of MAD for fifty years.
To continue production on the project, When We Went MAD! is raising capital with a crowdfunding campaign through Kickstarter on January 10, 2013, to raise funds to cover the cost of travel, equipment rental, and post production. Anyone can contribute to the success of the film with levels . Everyone who pledges will be acknowledged with a certificate of recognition and insider updates regarding the film’s release. Larger contributions can include perks such as DVDs of the movie, T-shirts, posters, and the highest level includes an Executive Producer credit on the project.
Imagine being part of a project that preserves the voices of the great MAD Magazine. Talk it up at parties. Ask your friends where they were when they first read MAD. The conversation (and the intangible benefit of participation in this project) can go on and on. And you can proudly claim, “What, Me Worry?”
This site is a volunteer project with the goal of documenting and indexing all MAD collectibles such as magazines, books and merchandise for the free use of MAD readers, collectors, fans and other uneducated people.
Warning: Mad Magazine is a highly sophisticated, satiric commentary on virtually all phases of American culture and should not be overlooked as a literary source!