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Gossip: DC Comics, Mad Magazine, Warner Bros and AT&T Realpolitik at Play

Gossip: DC Comics, Mad Magazine, Warner Bros and AT&T Realpolitik at Play

Bleeding Cool ran a report after San Diego Comic-Con regarding discussion over the departure of Bill Morrison as Editor-In-Chief of MAD Magazine earlier in the year. We thought it may be worth revisiting. Especially as Morrison’s departure made it a lot easier for DC Comics to move MAD Magazine to reprint-only. It also made it a […]

Thank Sunday It’s FOC – The End Of MAD Magazine As We Know It

Welcome to Thank FOC It’s Friday Sunday, a weekly-ish mailing list, similar to The Daily LITG, but (mostly) every Friday and planned to coincide and cover the demands of Final Order Cut Off. The date when retailers have a last chance to amend their advance orders for comic books without penalty.   The last chance […]

DC Comics Takes MAD Magazine Off Newstands, Goes Reprint-Only, Blames Low Sales

DC Comics Takes MAD Magazine Off Newstand, Goes Reprint-Only, Blames Low Sales

Yesterday, Bleeding Cool got the word that MAD Magazine published by DC Comics was to cease publication with Vol 2 issue 10. The venerable American satirical magazine has been published since the fifties and had recently relaunched after moving location from New York to Burbank with the rest of its parent publisher. A number of […]

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Comic Book Stores Got MAD Magazine #1 a Week Early, Asked to Hold It

Due to an error, today, comic book retailers got the newly relaunched and rebooted MAD Magazine a week earlier than they should have done. And no one realised. DC Comics has just issued a request to comic book retailers that they not sell it and hold it until next week. However, this message was only received after many […]

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Mad Magazine’s New Look Revealed at #WonderCon 2018

Jimmy Leszczynski is on base at the DC Comics Publishers Panel at WonderCon. If it breaks, he’s feeding it out to us in London. We have the look of the new Mad Magazine, relaunching after over 500 issues with a new issue 1 in April. First, the new logo… which will reflect the original ’50s […]

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Dan DiDio Confirms Mad Magazine to Relaunch in April with a New #1

Back in October at New York Comic Con, MAD Magazine announced that they would relaunch the magazine for April Fool’s Day 2018. No other reporter was there to get the news out there other than Bleeding Cool’s Hugh Sheridan, who piped the news directly to Jude Terror. Then everyone seemed to forget about it. And now […]

Mad Magazine Getting A Relaunch On April Fools Day With Bigger Web Presence

Mad Magazine is the latest property owned by a comic book publisher to catch relaunch fever! Revealed at New York Comic Con today, the classic humor magazine is getting relaunched on April 1, with an increased web presence and a new podcast. In typical Mad fashion, we can probably expect the relaunch shenanigans to be […]

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Thoughts On Mad Magazine’s Weigh-In On Trump’s Secret Empire

Alright, strap yourselves in folks, I’m going to be having fun with this one. On August 28th, 2017, President Adolf — sorry, President Red Skull — wait, that’s not right, either. On August 28th, President Donald Trump lifted the ban on arming local police with military surplus. If this sounds like making the police force something […]

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MAD Magazine Writer Stan Hart Has Passed Away

Longtime MAD Magazine writer Stan Hart has passed away according to the magazine’s website. Hart was a contributor to MAD from 1962 to 2000, writing dozens of classic comedy articles as well as several of the MAD paperbacks and co-wrote the Off-Broadway musical The MAD Show with Larry Siegel. Hart worked on the 1967 comedic […]

Mad Magazine Announces New Editor, Bill Morrison!

The future of humor laden MAD Magazine has seemed uncertain. In the current age of digital comics and changing media landscape, MAD continues to publish their satire rich funny papers under the roof of DC Comics. Today, it was announced that Bill Morrison will be stepping into the editor’s chair, making him only the 5th editor […]

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On This Day In Pop Culture History For February 21

Welcome to This Day in Pop Culture History, a daily look at important events, birthdays, and other oddities in pop culture! History is important, and we aim to educate here at Bleeding Cool, so without further ado, here are some things that have happened on February 21: 1885- The Washington Monument is dedicated. 1902- Dr. Harvey Cushing performs […]

MAD Magazine’s Don “Duck” Edwing Passes At Age 82

In what has already been a tough year, yesterday may have been one of the worst for losing talented people. We reported on the passing of Carrie Fisher, author Richard Adams and comedian Ricky Harris. But that was only half as we also lost character actor George S. Irving who I’ll write up on his own, […]

Humble Bundle Goes Mad!

Normally we talk about Humble Bundle’s digital comic bundles, but this time we’re looking at a digital magazine bundle and that magazine is MAD! Alfred E. Neuman is now the star on this latest deal that raises money for the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund or other charities of your choosing. But this bundle is […]

Mad Magazine’s Jack Davis Not Retiring After All

In an an article for Wired, The Hero Initiative’s Jim McLaughlin wrote a piece to mark the commemoration of Jack Davis, retiring from Mad Magazine at the age of ninety. Under the headline “Legendary Mad Magazine Illustrator Jack Davis Calls It Quits at 90”, McLaughlin quotes Davis as talking about how he can’t draw as well as […]

Legendary Artist Jack Davis To Retire At 90

In an article for, The Hero Initiative’s president Jim McLauchlin wrote up a piece announcing the retirement of legendary Mad Magazine artist Jim Davis at the young age of 90. Davis is retiring not because he can’t draw anymore, he just can’t draw to his own standards. Besides Mad, Davis worked on movie posters […]

Celebrating 50 Years Of Al Jaffee’s Mad Fold-In Art

By Olumide Mad Magazine artist and writer Al Jaffee is celebrating a milestone. It has now been fifty years since the first appearance of his fold-in was featured in issue 86 of Mad Magazine in 1964. The Scott Eder Gallery in Brooklyn recently held an opening reception featuring some of Jaffee’s original fold-in work. Scores […]

Mad About MAD? You Can Win A Prize Pack

Fans of MAD Magazine could win a new prize package from DC Entertainment just for tweeting which characters they think Alfred E. Newman should portray next. Five prize packages will be given away and they include: MAD Magazine #529 Alfred E. Neuman “What–me worry?” portrait MAD About Super Heroes hardcover MAD poker card deck MAD […]

Al Feldstein, 28 Year Editor Of Mad Magazine, Passes Away

AP reported this evening that Al Feldstein, the legendary 28-year editor of Mad Magazine passed away in Montana at the age of 88 on Tuesday. Feldstein assumed leadership of Mad in 1956 following in the footsteps of Harvey Kurtzman, and during his tenure mainstays of Mad’s burgeoning popularity included Spy vs. Spy, Snappy Answers to […]