LIVING IN CINEMA DEPT.
CLASSIC MAD DEPT.
Today marks the 69th anniversary of the Allied invasion of Normandy. It was a major turning point in World War II and we are all indebted to the brave actions and sacrifices of those soldiers. We’d love to pay them a wonderful and fitting tribute...but as a poor substitute, we’re offering the cover and opening pages of our classic spoof of Patton from 1971.
Cover Artist: Norman Mingo
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VIEW TO A SHILL DEPT.
MAD's all-Superman issue soars onto newstands next Wednesday, June 11th! This 64-page super spectacular features reprints of four classic Superman movie spoofs, plus all-new pieces — including "Sergio Aragonés Presents A MAD Look at Man of Steel", "Make Your Own Man of Steel Aventure", and "Man of Steel Outtakes"!
This issue does NOT come as part of your subscription, so be sure to pick up a copy at newsstands or download it it to your iPad! To get the MAD iPad app, click here!
Cover Artist: Tom Richmond
REESE IN PIECES DEPT.
When Reese Witherspoon’s husband was pulled over for DUI over the weekend, she acted as any normal human being would: by pulling out her fading “celebrity card,” informing the officer that he was “about to find out who I am.” Despite an apology today — in which she blamed her rant on “one drink too many” — it’s now pretty clear exactly who she is.
CONFESSIONS OF A COURTROOM DRAMA QUEEN DEPT.
When Lindsay Lohan yesterday accepted a plea deal for driving into a dump truck, part of the agreement was that she’d do 90 days of hard rehab. We’re not sure that this is going to help all that much, but at the very least, her latest legal episode will provide fodder for her big comeback movie.
APE FEAR DEPT.
North Korea’s supreme leader, the pudgy, 30-year-old Kim Jong Un, keeps issuing nuclear threats from his crumbling peninsula (when he’s not entertaining semi-forgotten NBA rebounders, of course) — threatening to attack South Korea, the United States, and possibly parts of Guam. While nobody’s quite sure how seriously to take this guy, one thing is for certain: the whole ridiculous episode is starting to feel like a bad movie.
The current issue of Film Comment magazine features an extensive look at the history of MAD's movie parodies. As part of their research, they interviewed MAD Editor John Ficarra about the process of building each spoof and how the feature has evolved over the years.
Click through to read John's thoughts on how Mort Drucker, "horrible puns" and Louis Farrakhan have helped the parodies become an iconic part of MAD.