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[Oct. 25th, 2005|08:05 am]
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What does everyone think of this spy vs spy jr and MAD for kids deal?

From: nodrogg
2005-10-25 07:59 pm (UTC)
Just about on a level with Muppet Babies, the Loony Tunes Kids (whatever they were called) and Little Archie - that is, a blatantly manipulative, completely worthless cash-in.

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[User Picture]From: close2modern
2005-10-25 10:06 pm (UTC)
i loved tiny toons, man!

but muppet babies was such bs.
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From: bohemianbabe
2005-10-26 11:23 am (UTC)
tiny toons and baby loony tunes were two totally seperate things
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[User Picture]From: dynamite_xi
2005-10-28 07:03 pm (UTC)
It's sickening. Just the thought of a magazine like Mad putting out a sanitized "Jr." edition is ridiculous.
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[User Picture]From: madamluna
2005-10-31 08:07 pm (UTC)
There's the obligatory "omg it goes against the vision of the dead owner-publisher," but they're pretty much so far beyond that by now that we may as well not even bother making that point.

I think that in order to be any good, MAD Kids oughta be like what would have happened if the old, sixties-seventies MAD comics had spoofed Highlights, instead of just being a sanitized version of the magazine like it is today. Hell, I'd be content if they just reprinted old MAD Primers, nursery song/Dr. Seuss poem/kids' show parodies and more of their fake kiddy fare for it.

SVS Jr. I'm worried about. It might be a nice idea, if they go with giving the Spies cool gadgets that you weren't supposed to mess around with as a kid but you did anyway. Stuff like firecrackers, slingshots, tennis ball bazookas and maybe even self-made inventions like that kid from Goonies had. But the promo art shows them with goddamn pies. I dunno if that's an attempt to dodge the "MY KIDS READ YOUR COMIC AND NOW THEY'RE ENGAGING IN DANGEROUS TOMFOOLERY" mentality or the strips are really going to be just that inane.
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