Mad Magazine is Relaunching with #1 – and Not for April Fools' Day

Not a Hoax, Not an Imaginary Story: Mad Magazine is Relaunching with #1 – and Not for April Fools’ Day

Posted by March 7, 2018 Comment

Last November, Bleeding Cool reported from NYCC that Mad Magazine, after over 500 issues, was going to get relaunched with a new issue one for April Fools’ Day 2018.

Nobody seemed to believe us.

Then in February, Mad Magazine ran a back cover ad to that effect and DC Comics co-publisher Dan DiDio, king of the reboot and relaunch, backed it up.

Still, some folk thought it was a hoax.

Now comic book retailers have been told by DC Comics that no, they are not kidding around, and that the all-new MAD Magazine #1 is set to arrive in comic stores in April. And to prove how serious they are, it won’t be on April 1st, but on April 18th. Relaunching with a new #1 issue from VP & Executive Editor Bill Morrison, with the help of the Usual Gang of Idiots, or The Ones Who Moved To Burbank.

DC Comics will unveil the new #1 cover during WonderCon. And a few other things…

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(Last Updated March 7, 2018 4:07 pm )

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