Exclusive: Marvel Comics Goes CRAZY In September

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In September, Marvel Comics goes off the deep end with the 40-page anthology one-shot called CRAZY #1, featuring the return of Obnoxio the Clown.

The issue features the writing talent of Gerry Duggan, Frank Tieri, and Jon Adams to name a few. Don Simpson, Scott Koblish along with several others will help bring Crazy #1 to life artistically. John McCrea’s artwork graces the cover.

“I actually grew up a “Crazy” kid — with everything from Obnoxio the Clown to Teen Hulk– so it’s been an absolute blast to be part of the revival. And the best part is? Me and John Cerilli will be doing more Ziggy Pig and Silly Seal bits for this! Hey, we told fans if they supported that whacky book that there’d be more– and since fans were crazy enough to do just that– we figured Crazy would be the most apropos place for their return. I don’t know about the rest of you, but I think this calls for a round of floor sandwiches and mouthwash martinis to celebrate…,” said Tieri.

Ziggy Pig and Silly Seal
Ziggy Pig and Silly Seal

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The editor on the book, Mark Paniccia chimed in with a behind-the-scenes look at the brainstorming process of Crazy #1.

“The brainstorming sessions for this were a blast. Part of it was looking through the old magazines and remembering how much we loved seeing Marvel making fun of itself…all those in-jokes the staff was letting readers in on and the fact that Marvel was cool enough to show its funny side…not take itself so seriously. The other part was looking at each other and saying, “Hey, we get to make fun of ourselves and not take ourselves so serious!!! Wouldn’t it be hilarious if…?” As we each took a turn throwing out ideas, it just kept growing to the point where we didn’t have room for everything. There’s a lot of funny stuff that had to get cut. But there’s going to be something for everyone. Like the original, there’s a variety of ridiculous humor in this book. We’re celebrating the fact that we can tickle ourselves and not have to worry about how loud we’re laughing,” said Paniccia.

About CRAZY #1:

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 superhero is safe! No comic book event is sacred! Will the Marvel Universe ever be the same? Will, we want it to?

Marvel Comics Goes CRAZY In September
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What do you think, are you going to add Crazy to your pull list? Comment below with your thoughts.


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As the founder of Monkeys Fighting Robots, I'm currently training for my next job as an astronaut cowboy. Reformed hockey goon, comic book store owner, video store clerk, an extra in 'Transformers: Dark of the Moon,' 'Welcome Back Freshman,' and for one special day, I was a Ghostbuster.


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