April Fools Day Round-Up: Were You Fooled?

Rick Marshall

Rick Marshall was Online Managing Editor for ComicMix before joining MTV's SplashPage. Previously, he was Online Content Manager for Wizard Entertainment. He has written for several daily newspapers, alternative weekly newspapers, trade magazines and online media, and was named "Writer of the Year" by the New York Press Association in 2005.

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8 Responses

  1. Vinnie Bartilucci says:

    They all pale before IGN's Legend of Zelda trailer. They spent some serious coin on this, and odds are that just like the fake trailers in Grindhouse, I'll bet more than one producer is now thinking about a real Zelda movie harder than he was two days ago.Gamespot had a whole fake front page, including teasers for news items like Rock Band for the PSP and cheat codes for WiiFit.

  2. Glenn Hauman says:

    Cinematical caught me with the story that Brandon Routh and Christian Bale had signed on to the Justice League movie.

  3. Elayne Riggs says:

    I had a lot of April Fool's links on my blog as well, including three other online comics you didn't mention plus the "flying penguins" bit from the Beeb.

    • Rick Marshall says:

      Elayne, good to know, but you should include a link to them here! I'd love to see them.

      • Elayne Riggs says:

        Sure thing, here (first roundup), here (flying penguin vid) and here (second roundup).(Sorry the HTML is screwed up on this comment, I can't figure out how to fix the embeds, which look okay in the edit window…)

  4. David says:

    Think Geek had some nice stuff for sale, along with an actual free shirt.Google also had a joke with their calender feature.Wikipedia had a fake opening paragraph for their featured article, along with oddly worded "Did You Knows? and On This Days".

  5. trevor says:

    i'm thinking this was McFarlane's April fools day joke "TMP TO PUBLISH 'SPAWN,' OTHER TITLES, AS CHILDREN'S BOOKS" (http://spawn.com/news/news2.aspx?id=13341) judging from the content. don't think it'd be appropriate for 3 year olds, lol