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While at the San Diego Comic-Con, MAD Art Director Sam Viviano and Associate Art Director Ryan Flanders spied none other than Game of Thrones scribe George R.R. Martin eating breakfast right next to them! After rehearsing their Dothraki, they screwed up the courage to approach him for this Celebrity Snap! He was a great sport, even turning his famous hat sideways "Aflred E. Neuman-style." Thanks, George! Now stop goofing around and wrap up that heptalogy!
No Easy Day — the new book about the mission to kill Osama Bin Laden, written by one of the Navy SEALs who was there — is already creating controversy. The author’s account of Bin Laden’s death states that the terrorist leader wasn’t shot by the SEAL team, but shot himself, then was finished off by the soldiers. We don’t quite get what the fuss is about — either way, the story has a happy ending! But this discrepancy does open the door to a bunch of other bombshell revelations!
Hodgman-ception! How many John Hodgmans can you find in this photo?
Thanks to MAD reader James Klausmeyer for the Snap!
In the video below, writer Tim Carvell talks about his new Planet Tad book, based on the blog parody featured in every issue of MAD. The book will be on sale May 8, and you can preorder your copy by clicking here!
Fans of heavy, outmoded reference books everywhere are in a state of mourning after yesterday’s announcement that, after 244 years in print, the Encyclopedia Britannica would be moving to an all-digital format.