DC COMICS/MAD MAGAZINE
RIGHTS & PERMISSIONS SUBMISSIONS GUIDELINES
Thanks for your interest in DC Comics and MAD Magazine. What follows are detailed
guidelines for submitting a request for the right to use our materials in your project.
In general, we will only consider requests to use our materials in:
• classroom use
• motion pictures
• advertising and promotion
• museum exhibits
• computer games
• other select products.
Before we get to the details of the submission requirements, here’s a list of requests for
which we will NOT grant permission:
• Charitable organizations; and
• Military, government, or other political organizations, or requests of a military,
governmental or political nature.
We will also NOT grant permission for you to create the following works using or
featuring our characters and properties:
• short stories
• screenplays, teleplays and the like.
Please do NOT submit any such materials to us. They will not be considered and will
be returned to you unread.
The information that follows will provide you with contact information for the
appropriate department to contact regarding your particular type of request. Your request
must be submitted on your company’s official letterhead.
If you wish to license a character or property for use on products such as t-shirts, posters,
jewelry, etc., OR for promotion and advertising requests, such as in an advertisement for
a product or service that your company manufactures and/or sells, you may either call our
Licensing department at 212-636-5531 or fax your request to 212-636-5598.
If you are calling from a newspaper, magazine, website, journal, or similar publication,
and would like to use DC Comics artwork in a related story, please email your request to
our Publicity department at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are calling from a comic book industry trade publication, or if you are a comic
book retailer, please fax your request to our Direct Sales department at the fo