DISAPPOINTMENT TV DEPT.
Over the weekend, The Avengers shattered all box office records, raking in over $200 million domestically. Why were so many Americans willing to shell out their hard-earned unemployment checks to go see a bunch of guys in Spandex blow up stuff? You don't have to be Batman to deduce that the reasons were many.
MAD has a history of predicting the future. We call it "MAD E.S.P." Eagle-eyed reader Jimmy Blake wrote in recently, pointing out that MAD cast Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury in the article "Upcoming Movies Based on Comic Books" way back in 1999. That's a full nine years before Jackson played the role in Iron Man!