Mad #534 (John Ficarra) - Minions Issue - August 2015

The Minions, undocumented and underpaid workers, made their first appearance in the 2010 animated movie, Despicable Me for the evil Gru (Steve Carell).  The Minions stole the show and did it again in Despicable Me 2 (2013).  They finally got their own movie to be released in July 2015.  And, to prove they have arrived, Minion Alf by Mark Fredrickson is the star of the cover for Mad #534.  Inside, they appear in John Caldwell's "When Minions Go Really, Really Bad" and Anton Emdin's excellent double-splash for "Despicable People Live-Tweet 'Minions'" (including Bill Cosby, Brisn Williams, Dr. Oz, et al.  Other notable features of the issue are "How the GOP Plans to Get the Latino Vote" by Matt Lassen & Ward Sutton; the return of Bitterman; Arnie Kogen's parody of Ray Donovan ("Ray Drearyman") with Tom Richmond's boxing tribute to Jack Davis; John Martz' double-splash of a "... Summer Music Festival"; the return of Planet Tad; and some amazing superhero paintings by Hermann Mejia ("Fashion Police Takes on Avengers Age of Ultron").  Cartoon and comic book stars rule this issue.  [JAM 6/14/2015]

Random Acts of Mindless - The Fundalini Pages
Paint Misbehavin' - Christie's World
To Liev And Die in L.A. - Ray Drearyman
Faking Shortcuts - Amazing #Lifehacks That Will Totally Change Your #Life
Joke And Dagger - Spy vs. Spy
Pros And Concerts - Planning for Your Summer Music Festival
Henchmen at Work - When Minions Go Really, Really Bad
Orange is the New Quack - What if Daffy and Donald Duck Went to Prison? [fake department]
In Blog We Trust - Planet Tad!!!!!
Serge-In General - A Mad Look at Cosplay
First And Second Pace - New Ideas to Speed Up Baseball/New Ideas to Slow Down Baseball
It's a Wonderful Strife - The Haunting Legend of Echo Point
Rotten to the Encore - The Mad Vault
Characters Flawed - Despicable People Live-Tweet Minions
Pen And Stink - The Mad Strip Club
Summer Frockbuster - Fashion Police Takes on Avengers: Age of Ultron
An Embarrassment of Richard's - Pocket Hoser 2
Our Daily Dread - The Best of The Idiotical
Death And Taxis - Things You Don't Want to Hear from Your Uber Driver

Fold-In - Jon Stewart