Monday, January 10th, 2005

Mad Magazine rises from grave, kicks ass


I’m pretty sure I’m of the last generation to enjoy Mad magazine as a satiric jab at the powers-that-be. I’m also probably from the last group of teenage, hormone crazed miscreants that had to forage around for a copy of Playboy magazine (on paper!) in the wilds of the neighborhood, but that’s a discussion for another time. Anyway, I had pretty much given up on Mad for dead; most of their artists were dying or exceedingly old, they’d started running ads, and founder William Gaines died. So I was very pleasantly surprised to see Mad is once again kicking ass and taking names, like with this Abu Ghraib inspired cover featuring perennial poster boy Alfred E. Neuman.

Warren Frey is a journalist, freelance writer, podcaster, video producer, and all-around media consultant currently based in Vancouver, Canada. His written work has appeared in such publications as Metro Vancouver, the Westender, Mac | Life and the Japan Times.

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