As DC Knocks Back MAD Magazine, Marvel Revives CRAZY

This week, we got the news that DC Comics was pulling MAD Magazine off newsstands, turning the magazine into an infrequent reprint legacy brand, preserving the trademark but firing staff. There was much rending of cloth.

Now we see that Marvel Comics is reviving one of its own trademarks – it's own MAD-wannabee magazine from the sixties, CRAZY. September will bring us the following one-shot title:

As DC Knocks BAck MAD Magazine, Marvel Revives CRAZYCRAZY #1
(W) Gerry Duggan, Frank Tieri, More (A) Don Simpson, Scott Koblish, More
OBNOXIO THE CLOWN is back and so is one of MARVEL'S most hilarious titles thanks to a momentary lapse in sanity on the part of a few over-worked editors and a gang of writers and artists ready to take advantage of it. No super hero is safe! No comic book event is sacred! Will the Marvel Universe ever be the same? Will we want it to?
Rated T In Shops: Sep 11, 2019
SRP: $4.99

And in January 2020, a collection of work both old and new…

Crazy TPB
Marvel's most demented humor mascot is back: Obnoxio the Clown! No hero is safe! No comic-book event is sacred! Have we gone Crazy? Yes! And to prove it, we've unsealed the Crazy Vault and rummaged through the hilarious history of the classic funny mag! Thrill to the origins of Obnoxio and the Nebbish, Crazy's malodorous mascots! Laugh along with the complete adventures of Chester Weems, the Teen Hulk! Prepare to waughh with Howard the Duck! And cringe as Obnoxio takes on the X-Men! Plus, to top things off , a gallery of adorable Marvel Meow variant covers! We're Crazy? You're crazy!

CRAZY (2019) 1; OBNOXIO THE CLOWN VS. THE X-MEN (1983) 1; MATERIAL FROM CRAZY MAGAZINE (1973) 9-11, 19, 28, 36, 44, 50-51, 53-54, 59-60, 62-63, 65-66, 68-69, 71-72, 74-75, 77-79, 81-85, 87-94; MARVEL MEOW VARIANTS

Jan. 28, 2020, Paperback, $19.99 ($25.99 Canada) 6-5/8" X 10-3/16", 240 pages.

Is there any danger of Marvel going further with a CRAZY #2?

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About Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.
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