Exclusive preview: MAD Magazine has still got it

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MAD Magazine is often overlooked as one of the longest running and most successful properties that DC Entertainment publishes. Of course, the early Harvey Kurtzman edited run, and seminal work by Will Elder, John Severin, Wally Wood, Al Jaffee and Sergio Aragones is justly lauded among comics history buffs, but with issue #535 coming out next week it’s also the longest continually running comics periodical in the US. If it was just puttering along with jokes about these kids today and boring TV shows, perhaps it would be allowed to stay in its pasture, but in truth it’s still putting out sharp satire with bold visuals and presenting the work of some of today’s finest cartoonists—including Al Jaffee and Sergio Aragones.

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The Suicide Girls’ $7500 auction for tickets to Comic-Con cancelled

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A trip to Comic-Con with a good hotel room, two passes, dinner with the Suicide Girls and VIP access to a special burlesque show — sounds like a good deal. How much would you pay for it? Suicide Girls, the website that offers saucy, consensual webcam girls as well as some excellent journalism and more, […]

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Play-Doh’s frosting shooting penis and other dubious toys

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So Play Doh made a thing called the Sweet Shoppe Cake Mountain Playset that allowed you to mold inedible Play-Doh into the shape of luscious cakes. It all seemed like innocent fun.

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Chris Pratt and SNL mock Marvel movie making on season premiere

Chris Pratt hosted Saturday’s Saturday Night Live season premiere and along with the inevitable Starlord jokes, there was a pretty spot on parody of Marvel’s new found ability to sell anything, even a talking tree. Personally, I think Pam would have a lot of potential.

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DC gets edgy with penis-themed advert

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They totally went there.

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Massively excited Spider-Man statue removed from children’s playground

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Apparently for a year a statue of Spider-Man that proved he is a MAN loomed over a playground at the Lotte Shopping Center in Busan, South Korea. Since I can’t post the pictures directly here, suffice to say that Spidey has a big old boner. According to Kotaku, sculptor Eunsuk Yoo did not understand why […]

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Toys that poo will never lose their appeal

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For those longing for the days of Barbie’s crapping toy dog Tanner, we have very good news: there is a new generation of toy animals that take little toy dumps on command. Although this being 2014, the girls who own the pets are fashionable “Moxie Girls” and the lovable pets with “the silly poo” are a bunny a koala and a unicorn. It turns out unicorn poo looks a lot like a colorful plastic ball, which is a huge relief for all. Turns out the main varieties of toy turds are glitter, rainbows and jewels.

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Acquisition madness hits comics companies: DC, Dynamite, Marvel, Dark Horse, Oni and more!!!

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With comics sales stalling out after a sustained period of growth, many comics publishers are looking to get out while the getting is good. it’s no secret that many companies have been in it to be acquired by a larger media company, and today’s revelation of the shocking DC-buys-Dynamite rumour, has sent many more of […]

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Jim Carrey delivers Shia LaBeouf diss at Golden Globes

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I know you are all sick of LaBeouf-gate, but while we in the comics trenches have been laughing at Labeouf’s twitter and skywriting antics over the last few weeks—and such entertainment figures as Patton Oswalt have been merciless on Twitter—we’ve been curious to see if he would become a comedy punchline. While we haven’t stayed […]

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LaBeouf wastes no time speaking out in others’ words in his first interview

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Well just a few hours ago we were speculating that serial plagiarist Shia LaBeouf wouldn’t be speaking out until the round of press for his next movie, band while his lawyers probably wish he would, it seems he’ll engage in pseudo-intellectual debates over the nature of art with anyone with his email address. It’s a […]

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Shia LaBeouf skywrites apology to Dan Clowes

This is a thing that actually happened. When I first saw it popping up on my feeds I thought it was some kind of photo shop jobbie, but no. Shia LaBeouf, the embattled plagiarist/actor, hired a plane to skywrite “I am sorry Daniel Clowes” over the pellucid skies of Los Angeles.

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Play Kyle Baker’s Mass Murderer of Steel game

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Inspired by the backlash against MAN OF STEEL’s property destruction, Kyle Baker has ceated a flash game called MASS MURDERER OF STEEL that allows you to enjoy it endlessly. The game play is actually quite enjoyable as a tussling Zod/Superman smash into buildings and women scream. “Enjoy high-flying mass destruction as you ignore the hideous […]

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Webcomic alert: Park Slope Family Circus

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Okay I guess you have to live in or around Brooklyn, land of entitled single child families and artisinal everything—to get Park Slope Family Circus…but maybe not. Park Slope is a region of Brooklyn that is near both a park and a slope. Streets full of elegant brownstones have led to a well-to-do suburban population […]

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Lady Gaga cast as the Dazzler…beware the First of April!

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The rumor’s provenance was impeccable: director Bryan Singer.

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Center for Cartoon Studies stars in “The ‘Junc?”

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And speaking of the Center for cartoon studies, perusing their front page there’s some unbelievably exciting news on a variety of fronts, including news that Jon Chad has been accepted into the US astronaut program, and news of the CCS kickboxing team triumphing over Dartmouth. What caught our eye was the news that after vewing the CCs movie, a producer thinks White River Junction would be a great setting for a reality tv series. The ‘Junc?

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April 1 alert: ZEUS COMICS

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A long lost comics company? Or is it just April 1st?

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