Egmont Ehapa Media GmbH

Why Ted Cruz Really Surrendered to Donald Trump

Press Release   •   May 09, 2016 11:13 CEST

Berlin, May 9th 2016 – In the new multi-page comic adventure of the German Yps magazine Senator Ted Cruz tries to kidnap Donald Trump. However the attempt fails because Donald Trump is saved by Yps, the green squared kangaroo, and his animal friends. In order to take vengeance, Donald Trump forces Ted Cruz to give up the campaign for president.

The latest issue Yps 1274is going to be released on May 12th 2016 and will be available in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

You can download Hi-Res images and the full comic story here.

Background information

What is Yps?
Roughly speaking, Yps is a combination of lifestyle and urban culture, as in "Wired" magazine, and comics strips for grown-ups. Additionally, it always comes with a free premium gift. With this issue you’ll get 3 different clip-on camera lenses for your smartphone.

The latest issue features, besides the comic strips with Donald Trump and Ted Cruz, specials on motorcycles, computer games, soccer, music and funny but useful gadgets for everyday life.

The first ever issue of Yps was published in 1975 as a kids magazine. Since 2012 Yps is published bimonthly by Egmont Ehapa Media and targets mainly men aged 25 plus. Popular topics include adventure, science, innovation and a selection of comics, such as Lucky Luke, Popeye the Sailor Man and Asterix. Its flagship character is the green squared kangaroo called Yps.

Why Donald Trump and Ted Cruz?
In every issue Yps features a comic story including well known celebrities, e.g. Ozzy Osbourne or Michael Douglas. Hence this year's presidential elections are also very present throughout the German media landscape. Martin Tazl, author and illustrator of the new comic piece “Viva Las Vegas”, thought this is the ideal topic for a satirical approach. And you’d have to admit, Donald Trump and Ted Cruz make a perfect pair of comic characters, don’t they?

For any questions, more details or copies of the latest issue please contact:

Christian Fraenzel
// Marketing and PR

Egmont Ehapa Media GmbH
Alte Jakobstrasse 83
10179 Berlin (Mitte)

Founded in 1951 Egmont Ehapa Media GmbH is a 100% subsidiary of the Scandinavian Egmont Media Group and market leader in the sector of (comic) magazines for children and youth. The product portfolio includes amongst others the well-known Disney brands "Micky Mouse", "Donald Duck","Frozen", "Winnie-the-Pooh", as well as "Barbie", "Hot Wheels", "Sponge Bob", "Benjamin the Elephant", "Asterix", "Lucky Luke" and many more. The Egmont Media Group publishes in over 30 countries and owns the Danish Egmont Foundation which dedicates its work to improve the social and cultural living conditions of children.