They’re not 007, but TDK Mediactive Inc. is hoping Black Spy and White Spy can infiltrate the video game market just as well. The global publisher of interactive entertainment software has entered into a worldwide licensing agreement with E.C. Publications Inc., the publishers of MAD Magazine, to bring the popular Spy vs. Spy cartoon strip to next generation gaming console systems.
Created by cartoonist Antonio Prohias, who fled Cuba at the height of the Cold War, Spy vs. Spy has a black clad spy and a white clad spy trying to do one another in with wild schemes and Wile E. Coyote-esqe traps.
A long-time feature of the magazine, MAD‘s twisted take on espionage has been turned into a series of animated shorts, which can be seen regularly on Fox’s MAD TV.