Our pals at DC Direct have introduced the lastest in their Batman Black & White statue series, and it's by MAD's very own master of Marginals, Sergio Aragonés! The DC Direct crew was awesome enough to send us a very small number of "flocked" versions (that’s industry-speak for “pleasingly fuzzy”), and now we're passing on that awesomeness to you! How can you win one of these ultra-rare beauties? Well, it's a special time of year — no, not for your semi-annual head-lice check (although that might not be such a bad idea) — it’s time for another installment of MAD’s Nifty FiftyTM! The Nifty FiftyTM is our list of Celebrity Snapsthat we want more than any others — and are also toughest to get. Here's a small sampling:
- • Lady Gaga • Mark Zuckerberg • Stephen Hawking • Fidel Castro
Check out our new issue (#514, on sale Tuesday!) for the complete list. Send in your photographs of the celeb holding an issue of MAD, and if you're one of the first SIX that we print, you'll get one of the flocked statues! [Photos are non-returnable. Send via snail mail (MAD, Nifty Fifty, 1700 Broadway New York, NY, 10019) or to our e-mail address (firstname.lastname@example.org — put “Nifty Fifty” in the subject line.] If you miss being one of the first half dozen, don't fret! The Sergio Aragonés Batman Black and White statue (unflocked version) is on sale now! (Click here to find out more.) Also, all readers whose Nifty FiftyTM Celebrity Snaps we print will win a free two-year subscription to MAD! What are you waiting for? Grab your camera and GO!
Despite their exorbitant price tag, Dr. Dre’s Beats headphones have recently become a genuine phenomenon — a hip-hop fashion accessory as ubiquitous as hoodies, Jordans, and Amber Rose. And like any good rap impresario, the good Doctor is branching out — albeit into unexpected (and folate-rich) territory.
The Huffington Post must have had a lot of extra space to fill — they've posted a preview of "The Banana Republican Catalog" from our new issue! Click here to see what Rick Santorum pairs madras shorts with and how Ron Paul accessorizes on casual days.
New York Knicks guard Jeremy Lin has emerged as the feel-good sports story of the year, which the media has not-so-cleverly dubbed “Linsanity.” While Lin’s play has remained brilliant, the Lin puns have gone from bad — the Daily News’ “Lin And A Prayer” — to horrible — the New York Post’s “Amasian!” Knowing the New York tabloids, we’re sure the worst is still to come.
We were saddened to hear of the death of comics legend John Severin, whose work as a MAD cartoonist dates back to our very first issue. Below is his splash for "SANE!" from MAD #10, a parody of the movie Shane and a fitting tribute to a man revered for his work illustrating (serious) Westerns. Writer: Harvey Kurtzman Artist: John Severin
Seriously: has Joe ever looked happier?
Thanks to MAD reader Loïe Plautz for the photo!
It’s that time of year again — Valentine’s Day! And what better way to express one’s love than with cheap, chalky candy hearts? In fact, the only thing worse than the taste is the bland messages printed on them — which is why we’re proud to present this classic MAD piece offering our alternatives!
Take a look at this awesome illustration by Ward Sutton! It's for a piece titled "Lines Sure to Get Applause at GOP Debates" from our upcoming issue. To see more of Ward's amazing art and brilliant cartoons, head on over to his site, Sutton Impact Studio. Want to know what these shadowy politicians are saying to work this crowd into a frenzy? Of course you do, and you will — when you buy a copy of MAD #514, on sale February 21! But why stop there? Get all of our election year coverage when you subscribe to MAD!
For over a month now, we’ve been giving clues about what’s on the cover of the next issue — and you’ve been guessing right along! Sure, we got some terrible guesses (J. Edgar? The Iron Lady?!? There’s Something About Mary!!?) — but we also got some guesses that showed genuine perception and cleverness (especially for MAD readers!) Kudos to blackbirdmk23 for figuring out it was a utensil that was being held; to edmeis, who got that it was an “American Gothic” spoof; to madcoversite for deducing that the mystery lady was Melissa McCarthy; and to inmydark for positing that it was Mike & Molly! You guys need to all pile into a psychedelic van and start solving mysteries together!
Artist: Mark Fredrickson