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    February 5, 2008

    TEN PULITZER PRIZE WINNING CARTOONISTS TO APPEAR IN MAD MAGAZINE IN DISASTROUS CAREER MOVE

    The Pulitzer Prize is the highest honor that can be bestowed upon an editorial cartoonist — so, you’d think the winners would be pretty smart. Apparently not. With one shockingly ill-advised career choice, 10 formerly-respected Pulitzer Prize winners have forever destroyed their stellar reputations by contributing to MAD #487.

    The concept of assembling such an esteemed group of cartooning all-stars to work on a singular article was hatched by MAD Art Director Sam Viviano. “I frequently suffer delusions of grandeur,” he said, “so the idea came very naturally to me.”

    Each of the award-winning cartoonists was invited to illustrate one-panel in “Why George W. Bush Is In Favor of Global Warning,” a sharp-edged political satire focusing on the Bush administration’s environmental policies (or lack thereof).

    The article was written by veteran MAD writer Jacob Lambert. The complete list of misguided Pulitzer Prize winners who contributed includes:

    • Clay Bennett, Chattanooga Times Free Press, Pulitzer Prize 2002
    • Steve Breen, San Diego Union-Tribune, Pulitzer Prize 1998
    • Matt Davies, Journal News, Pulitzer Prize 2004
    • Jack Higgins, Chicago Sun-Times, Pulitzer Prize 1989
    • Dick Locher, Chicago Tribune, Pulitzer Prize 1983
    • Jim Morin, Miami Herald, Pulitzer Prize 1996
    • Mike Peters, Dayton Daily News, Pulitzer Prize 1981
    • Joel Pett, Lexington Herald-Leader, Pulitzer Prize 2000
    • Michael Ramirez, Investor's Business Daily, Pulitzer Prize 1994
    • Ben Sargent, Austin American-Statesman, Pulitzer Prize 1982

    This feature was announced in the New York Times on February 4.

    MAD #487 is available for advance reorder and is scheduled to arrive in comic-book stores on February 13.

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    ORDERS CANCELLED FOR HEAVY LIQUID AND 100% TPS; TITLES TO BE SOLICITED AS HARDCOVERS

    Please note that all orders for the new printings of the HEAVY LIQUID TP OCT078490 and the 100% TP JAN050367 100% have been cancelled.

    Instead, these titles will be solicited as hardcover editions, with the HEAVY LIQUID HC scheduled for fall 2008 release, followed by the 100% HC in 2009.

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    BACK TO PRESS!

    The following titles have been reprinted and are available for order:

    DOCTOR 13: ARCHITECTURE & MORALITY TP (JUN070198) (2nd printing) Now priced $14.99/$17.99 Can.
    SUPERGIRL AND THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES: DOMINATOR WAR TP (JUN070210) (2nd printing) Now priced $14.99/$17.99 Can.
    TRANSMETROPOLITAN VOL 3: YEAR OF THE BASTARD TP (FEB078231) (5th printing) Now priced $12.99/$15.99 Can.
    TRANSMETROPOLITAN VOL 6: GOUGE AWAY TP (OCT058076) (4th printing) Now priced $14.99/$17.99 Can.
    TRANSMETROPOLITAN VOL 10: ONE MORE TIME TP (DEC078095) (3rd printing) Now priced $14.99/$17.99 Can.
    WATCHMEN TP (FEB058406) (17th printing) Now priced $19.99/$23.99 Can.

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    DC OFFICES CLOSED MONDAY, FEBRUARY 18

    The offices of DC Comics and WildStorm Productions will be closed Monday, February 18 in observance of Presidents’ Day.

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    ITEMS ON FINAL ORDER CUT-OFF THIS WEEK

    Final orders are due BEFORE Thursday, February 7.

    02/27/2008 - ACTION COMICS #862 $2.99
    02/27/2008 - ACTION COMICS #862 VARIANT EDITION $2.99
    02/27/2008 - ALL STAR BATMAN AND ROBIN, THE BOY WONDER #9 $2.99
    02/27/2008 - ALL STAR BATMAN AND ROBIN, THE BOY WONDER #9 VARIANT EDITION $2.99
    02/27/2008 - ARMY @ LOVE #12 (VERTIGO) $2.99
    02/27/2008 - THE AUTHORITY: PRIME #5 (WILDSTORM) $2.99
    02/27/2008 - BATMAN #674 $2.99
    02/27/2008 - BLUE BEETLE #24 $2.99
    02/27/2008 - CARTOON NETWORK BLOCK PARTY #42 (JOHNNY DC) $2.25
    02/27/2008 - COUNTDOWN PRESENTS: LORD HAVOK AND THE EXTREMISTS #5 $2.99
    02/27/2008 - COUNTDOWN TO ADVENTURE #7 $3.99
    02/27/2008 - COUNTDOWN TO FINAL CRISIS 9 $2.99
    02/27/2008 - CRIME BIBLE: THE FIVE LESSONS OF BLOOD #5 $2.99
    02/27/2008 - CROSSING MIDNIGHT #16 (VERTIGO) $2.99
    02/27/2008 - DEATHBLOW #9 (WILDSTORM) $2.99
    02/27/2008 - FABLES #70 (VERTIGO) $2.99
    02/27/2008 - FREDDY VS. JASON VS. ASH #5 (WILDSTORM) $2.99
    02/27/2008 - JACK OF FABLES #20 (VERTIGO) $2.99
    02/27/2008 - JLA CLASSIFIED #53 $2.99
    02/27/2008 - JSA CLASSIFIED #35 $2.99
    02/27/2008 - JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA #13 $2.99
    02/27/2008 - JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA #13 VARIANT EDITION $2.99
    02/27/2008 - THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #39 $2.99
    02/27/2008 - TEEN TITANS #56 $2.99
    02/27/2008 - TEEN TITANS GO! #52 (JOHNNY DC) $2.25
    02/27/2008 - UNCLE SAM AND THE FREEDOM FIGHTERS #6 $2.99
    03/05/2008 - GREEN LANTERN #28 $2.99
    03/12/2008 - DMZ VOL 4: FRIENDLY FIRE TP (VERTIGO) $12.99
    03/12/2008 - LOBO: PORTRAIT OF A BASTICH TP $19.99
    03/12/2008 - MAD MAGAZINE #488 $4.99
    03/12/2008 - ROBIN: THE BIG LEAGUES TP $12.99
    03/12/2008 - SHOWCASE PRESENTS: PHANTOM STRANGER VOL. 2 TP $16.99
    03/19/2008 - MAD CLASSICS #21 $4.99
    04/02/2008 - PRESENTS VOL. 3 (CMX) $12.99
    04/02/2008 - TEARS OF A LAMB VOL. 2 (CMX) $9.99
    04/09/2008 - CIPHER VOL. 11 (CMX) $9.99
    04/09/2008 - VARIANTE VOL. 3 (CMX) $12.99
    04/16/2008 - DOROTHEA VOL. 1 (CMX) $12.99
    04/16/2008 - I HATE YOU MORE THAN ANYONE VOL. 4 (CMX) $9.99
    04/23/2008 - GON VOL. 4 (CMX) $5.99
    04/30/2008 - CRAYON SHINCHAN VOL. 2 (CMX) $7.99
    04/30/2008 - KIICHI AND THE MAGIC BOOKS VOL. 1 (CMX) $9.99
    05/07/2008 - BATMAN: THE RESURRECTION OF RA'S AL GHUL HC $29.99
    05/07/2008 - BOOSTER GOLD VOL. 1: 52 PICK-UP HC $24.99
    05/14/2008 - SUPERMAN: ESCAPE FROM BIZARO WORLD HC $24.99
    05/21/2008 - JACK KIRBY'S O.M.A.C.: ONE MAN ARMY CORPS HC $24.99
    05/21/2008 - THE STARMAN OMNIBUS VOL. 1 HC $49.99
    05/28/2008 - ABSOLUTE SANDMAN VOL. 3 HC (VERTIGO) $99.00
    05/28/2008 - SEVEN SOLDIERS OF VICTORY ARCHIVES VOL. 3 HC $59.99
    06/11/2008 - THE LEAGUE OF EXTARORDINARY GENTLEMEN: BLACK DOSSIER - THE ABSOLUTE EDITION HC (ABC) $99.00

    DC DIRECT:
    07/02/2008 - WOMEN OF THE DC UNIVERSE SERIES 2: WONDER GIRL BUST $55.00
    07/09/2008 - GREEN LANTERN SERIES 3 BALANCED MASTER CASE ASSORTMENT $128.00
    07/09/2008 - GREEN LANTERN SERIES 3 BALANCED INNER CASE ASSORTMENT $70.00
    07/09/2008 - GREEN LANTERN SERIES 3: STAR SAPHIRRE ACTION FIGURE $10.00
    07/09/2008 - GREEN LANTERN SERIES 3: SINESTRO ACTION FIGURE $10.00
    07/09/2008 - GREEN LANTERN SERIES 3: CYBORG SUPERMAN ACTION FIGURE $10.00
    07/09/2008 - GREEN LANTERN SERIES 3: GREEN LANTERN BATMAN ACTION FIGURE $10.00
    07/09/2008 - GREEN LANTERN SERIES 3 WEIGHTED CASE ASSORTMENT $128.00
    07/09/2008 - GREEN LANTERN SERIES 3 WEIGHTED INNER CASE ASSORTMENT $70.00
    07/16/2008 - BATMAN: BLACK & WHITE STATUE BY NEAL ADAMS $75.00
    07/23/2008 - AME-COMI: CHEETAH VINYL FIGURE $49.99
    07/23/2008 - AME-COMI: WONDER WOMAN VINYL FIGURE $49.99
    07/30/2008 - JLA TROPHY ROOM: THE JOKER CANE PROP REPLICA $295.00

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    RETURNABLE ITEMS*

    B - BATMAN AND THE OUTSIDERS #3
    B - COUNTDOWN PRESENTS THE SEARCH FOR RAY PALMER: SUPERWOMAN/BATWOMAN #1
    B - COUNTDOWN TO FINAL CRISIS 19
    B - THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES IN THE 31ST CENTURY #9
    B - SHADOWPACT #20
    B - 52 AFTERMATH: THE FOUR HORSEMEN #5
    B - COUNTDOWN TO FINAL CRISIS 18
    B - THE FLASH #235
    B - GREEN LANTERN #26
    C - THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #37 COVER A
    C - THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #37 COVER B
    B - COUNTDOWN TO FINAL CRISIS 17
    F - MAD MAGAZINE #485
    B - SALVATION RUN #3
    A - THE SPIRIT #12
    K - CONFESSIONS OF A BLABBERMOUTH

    Returnable Books Key:
    A - Late Ship
    B - Change In Creative Team
    C - Not As Solicited
    D - Mislabeled Crossover
    E - Unlabeled Mature Title
    F - Incorrect Price
    G - Wrong UPC Code
    H - Unmatched Cover & Interior Content
    I - Printing Error Comic
    J - Shipped Returnable
    K - With Qualifying Initial Order
    L - Made returnable at DC's discretion

    *Accompanied by a Diamond Distributors Return Authorization Form

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    ARRIVING IN STORES NEXT WEEK: RELEASE DATE — FEBRUARY 13, 2008

    100 BULLETS #88 (VERTIGO)
    AMERICAN VIRGIN #23 (VERTIGO)
    ASTRO CITY :THE DARK AGE SPECIAL #2: BEAUTIE (WILDSTORM)
    BAT LASH #3
    THE BATMAN STRIKES! #42 (JOHNNY DC)
    BOOSTER GOLD #0
    CONNOR HAWKE: DRAGON'S BLOOD TP
    COUNTDOWN TO FINAL CRISIS 11
    CROSSING MIDNIGHT VOL. 2: A MAP OF MIDNIGHT TP (VERTIGO)
    DMZ #28 (VERTIGO)
    DOKKOIDA VOL. 1 (CMX)
    DOOM PATROL ARCHIVES VOL. 4 HC
    FREDDY VS. JASON VS. ASH #2 (2ND PRINT) (WILDSTORM)
    FREDDY VS. JASON VS. ASH #3 (2ND PRINT) (WILDSTORM)
    FRIDAY THE 13TH: BAD LAND #2 (WILDSTORM)
    GEN13 #17 (WILDSTORM)
    GOTHAM UNDERGROUND #5
    GREEN ARROW/ BLACK CANARY #5
    GREEN ARROW/ BLACK CANARY #5 VARIANT EDITION
    GREEN LANTERN CORPS #21
    JLA CLASSIFIED #52
    JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA VOL. 2: THE LIGHTNING SAGA HC
    LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES IN THE 31ST CENTURY #11 (JOHNNY DC)
    SALVATION RUN #4
    SHOWCASE PRESENTS: ENEMY ACE VOL. 1 TP
    SIMON DARK #5
    SUICIDE SQUAD: RAISE THE FLAG #6
    SUPERMAN #673
    TIME MASTERS TP
    TINY TITANS #1 (JOHNNY DC)
    VENUS IN LOVE VOL. 2 (CMX)
    WONDER WOMAN #17

    DC DIRECT:
    DC MINIMATES WAVE SEVEN

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    ARRIVING IN STORES IN TWO WEEKS: RELEASE DATE — FEBRUARY 20, 2008

    APOTHECARIUS ARGENTUM VOL. 4 (CMX)
    BATMAN AND THE OUTSIDERS #4
    BATMAN CONFIDENTIAL #13
    BIRDS OF PREY #115
    BRAVE AND THE BOLD #10
    CARTOON NETWORK ACTION PACK #22 (JOHNNY DC)
    CATWOMAN #76
    CATWOMAN: CATWOMAN'S DEAD TP
    CHECKMATE #23
    COUNTDOWN TO FINAL CRISIS 10
    DEATH OF THE NEW GODS #6
    EX MACHINA #34 (WILDSTORM)
    THE FLASH #237
    THE FLASH: BLOOD WILL RUN TP - NEW EDITION
    GEN13 VOL. 2: ROAD TRIP TP (WILDSTORM)
    GREEN LANTERN: THE SINESTRO CORPS WAR VOL. 1 HC
    JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #18
    LOVELESS #22 (VERTIGO)
    MAD KIDS #10
    MAD MAGAZINE #487
    PALETTE OF 12 SECRET COLORS VOL. 2 (CMX)
    THE PROGRAMME #8 (WILDSTORM)
    ROBIN #171
    SCOOBY-DOO #129 (JOHNNY DC)
    SHADOWPACT #22
    THE SPIRIT #14
    SUPERMAN/BATMAN #46
    SUPERMAN CONFIDENTIAL #12
    THE UN-MEN #7 (VERTIGO)
    WILDSTORM: REVELATIONS #4 (WILDSTORM)
    WONDER GIRL #6
    WORLD OF WARCRAFT #4 (WILDSTORM)

    DC DIRECT:
    BATMAN: ALL STAR POSTER
    BATMAN: ALL STAR POSTER PREPACK
    NIGHTWING: REFLECTIONS POSTER
    NIGHTWING: REFLECTIONS POSTER PREPACK

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    SHIPPING CHANGES
    UPDATED INSTORE DATES APPEARS FIRST
    ORIGINAL INSTORE DATE APPEARS LAST

    DC COMICS SHIPPING CHANGES:
    02/27/08 - INFINITE CRISIS TP - 01/16/08
    03/05/08 - COUNTDOWN TO MYSTERY #6 - 02/20/08
    03/05/08 - GREEN LANTERN #28 - 02/27/08
    03/12/08 - ACTION COMICS ANNUAL #11 - 02/13/08
    03/12/08 - ACTION COMICS ANNUAL #11 VARIANT EDITION - 02/13/08
    03/12/08 - BATMAN CONFIDENTIAL #14 - 02/13/08
    03/12/08 - ALL STAR SUPERMAN #10 - 12/19/07
    03/19/08 - THE SPIRIT #15 - 02/20/08
    04/30/08 - ADAM STRANGE ARCHIVES VOL. 3 HC - 03/26/08

    DC DIRECT SHIPPING CHANGES:
    03/12/08 - AFRO SAMURAI AND NINJA NINJA STATUE - 01/30/08
    03/26/08 - AFRO SAMURAI ACTION FIGURE INNER CASE ASSORTMENT - 01/16/08
    03/26/08 - AFRO SAMURAI ACTION FIGURE MASTER CASE ASSORTMENT - 01/16/08
    03/26/08 - AFRO SAMURAI ACTION FIGURE - 01/16/08
    03/26/08 - AFRO SAMURAI: JUSTICE ACTION FIGURE - 01/16/08
    03/26/08 - AFRO SAMURAI: KUMA ACTION FIGURE - 01/16/08
    03/26/08 - AFRO SAMURAI: NINJA NINJA ACTION FIGURE - 01/16/08
    03/26/08 - JLA TROPHY ROOM: MULTI-COLORED KRYPTONITE REPLICA DISPLAY - 02/13/08
    04/23/08 - AFRO SAMURAI BUST - 03/12/08
    04/23/08 - AFRO SAMURAI: JUSTICE BUST - 03/12/08

    VERTIGO SHIPPING CHANGES:
    02/27/08 - FABLES #70 - 02/13/08
    02/27/08 - HELLBLAZER #241 - 02/20/08
     

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