Mad #438 [Michael Jackson Cover]
(February 2004)

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Volume:
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Price:
3.50 USD; 5.25 CAD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
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Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
?
Brand:
?
ISBN:
?
Barcode:
?
Editing:
John Ficarra; Charlie Kadau (senior); Joe Raiola (senior); Nick Meglin (contributing); Amy Vozeolas (associate); Greg Leitman (associate); Dave Croatto (associate)
Color:
color (#1-23, later issues); color cover with black & white interior (#24 - ?)
Dimensions:
standard Golden Age US (#1-23); magazine size (#24 onward)
Paper Stock:
glossy cover
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
ongoing series

[Michael Jackson Cover] (Table of Contents)

Alfred E. Neuman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Drew Friedman
Inks:
Drew Friedman
Colors:
Drew Friedman
Letters:
?

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Michael Jackson; Alfred E. Neuman

[Table of Contents] (Table of Contents)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
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Letters and Tomatoes Dept. (Table of Contents)

Letters and Tomatoes Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
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Pencils:
? (photos); ?
Inks:
? (photos); ?
Colors:
? (photos); ?
Letters:
?

Characters:
K.C. Mangen (photo); Harold Lloyd Clay (photo of him reading a 1958 issue of Mad); Matt Kramer (photo); Ice Cube (photo); Jeremy Tramer (photo); Ori (Alfred E. Neuman look-a-like contest photo)

Indexer Notes

Letters, photos and fan art from readers - Lou Gary, William Gilpin, Andrew Isaac-Zrobek, Betty Lee Skelly, Kendra Ehrgood, Max Kratze, Kristina Larson, Gen Goodwin, Barry Fries, Melissa Fogel, Becky Farina, Eric Finkelstein, K.C. Mangen, N. Kolbasowski, Will Barron, Aaron Burzak, Wesley Dyson, W.T. Deskin, SSG John Reeder, Jake Savage, Jeremy Tramer and Paul Frank Bauer.

The Fundalini Pages (Table of Contents)

The Fundalini Pages / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
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Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
George Bush; Michael Jackson

Indexer Notes

Fundalini contributors - Scott Bricher, Tom Bunk, John Caldwell, Butch D'Ambrosio, Desmond Devlin, Evan Dorkin, Drew Friedman, Garth Gerhart, Charlie Kadau, Arie Kaplan, Scott Maiko, Josh Malinow, Kevin Pope, Joe Raiola, Johnny Styne and Mike Snider.

Fools of Rock (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Dick DeBartolo
Pencils:
Tom Richmond
Inks:
Tom Richmond
Colors:
Tom Richmond ?
Letters:
?

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Screwey; Petty; Principal Middling; Summary; Allowance; Too-Meeka; Narco; Silly; Charlie Brown (cameo); Calvin (cameo)
Synopsis:
A satire of the movie SCHOOL OF ROCK.

Mad's Handy Glossary to the War on Terror (Table of Contents)

Mad's Handy Glossary / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Desmond Devlin
Pencils:
Paul Coker
Inks:
Paul Coker
Letters:
?

Genre:
advocacy; satire-parody
Characters:
President George Bush; Vice-President Dick Cheney; Attorney General John Ashcroft; Condoleezza Rice
Keywords:
political

Indexer Notes

Art is in black and white.

Monroe and... Survivor Jr., Part 1 (Table of Contents)

Monroe / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Anthony Barbieri
Pencils:
Bill Wray
Inks:
Bill Wray
Letters:
?

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Monroe; Barton; Carol Ann; Pablo; Gordon
Synopsis:
Monroe participates in the Survivor television show.

Indexer Notes

Art is in black and white.

2003: The Year in Film (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Desmond Devlin
Pencils:
Photos by AP/Wide World Photos
Inks:
Photos by AP/Wide World Photos
Colors:
Photos by AP/Wide World Photos
Letters:
?

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Lebron James; Simon Cowell; Liza Minelli; Ruben Studdard; Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger; Saddam Hussein
Synopsis:
2003 movie titles matched up with celebrity photos.

Sergio Aragonès Presents A Mad Look at the Superbowl (Table of Contents)

Sergio Aragonès Presents A Mad Look at / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Sergio Aragonès
Pencils:
Sergio Aragonès
Inks:
Sergio Aragonès
Letters:
Sergio Aragonès

Genre:
satire-parody; sports
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Art is in black and white.

Spy vs. Spy (Table of Contents)

Spy vs. Spy / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Peter Kuper
Pencils:
Peter Kuper
Inks:
Peter Kuper
Colors:
Peter Kuper
Letters:
Peter Kuper

Genre:
satire-parody; spy
Characters:
Black Spy; White Spy

The Mourn Identity (Table of Contents)

Tales From the Duck Side / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Don Edwing [as Duck Edwing]
Pencils:
Don Edwing [as Duck Edwing]
Inks:
Don Edwing [as Duck Edwing]
Letters:
Don Edwing [as Duck Edwing] ?

Genre:
satire-parody

Indexer Notes

Art is in black and white.

The League of Rejected Superheroes (Table of Contents)

character profile / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Jeff Kruse
Pencils:
Frank Miller (Inebrion); J. Scott Campbell (Scantily Clad Woman); Dave Gibbons (The Entomologist); John Byrne (Mediocre Man); John Romita, Jr. (Sloggtor of Globbzorr); Michael Allred (Vocabullon); Arthur Adams (Apathenia); Jim Lee (The Incredible Infringement Man)
Inks:
Frank Miller (Inebrion); J. Scott Campbell (Scantily Clad Woman); Dave Gibbons (The Entomologist); John Byrne (Mediocre Man); John Romita, Jr. (Sloggtor of Globbzorr); Michael Allred (Vocabullon); Arthur Adams (Apathenia); Jim Lee (The Incredible Infringement Man)
Colors:
Wildstorm (Inebrion; The Entomologist; Mediocre Man; Sloggtor of Globbzorr; Apathenia); Matt Milla (Scantily Clad Woman); Laura Allred (Vocabullon); Alex Sinclair (The Incredible Infringement Man)
Letters:
?

Genre:
satire-parody; superhero
Characters:
Inebrion; Scantily Clad Woman; The Entomologist; Mediocre Man; Sloggtor of Globbzorr; Vocabullon; Apathenia; The Incredible Infringement Man
Reprints:

An Open Letter From Michael Jackson (Table of Contents)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Desmond Devlin
Pencils:
Chas D'eau
Inks:
Chas D'eau
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Michael Jackson

Indexer Notes

Art is in black and white.

The Do's and Dont's of a Super Bowl Party (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
John Caldwell
Pencils:
John Caldwell
Inks:
John Caldwell
Letters:
John Caldwell ?

Genre:
satire-parody; sports

Indexer Notes

Art is in black and white.

Absurd, Their Enthusiasm (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Josh Gordon
Pencils:
Angelo Torres
Inks:
Angelo Torres
Colors:
Wildstorm
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; satire-parody
Characters:
Jason Alexander; Larry Davy; Cheryl Hines; Jeff Garlin; Richard Lewis; Rob Reiner; Ted Danson (cameo); Tony Danza (cameo); Sir Anthony Hopkins (cameo); Jimmy; Jerry Seinfeld; James Gandolfini
Synopsis:
A satire of the television show CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM.

If Norman Rockwell Depicted the 31st Century: The Marriage License (Table of Contents)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Richard Williams (painted)
Inks:
Richard Williams (painted)
Colors:
Richard Williams (painted)
Letters:
?

Genre:
satire-parody

Indexer Notes

Painting depicts two men getting a marriage license.

Now Playing at the California State House: Arnold Schwarzenegger Governor (Table of Contents)

Now Playing / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Mike Snider
Pencils:
Mike Snider (video captures)
Inks:
Mike Snider (video captures)
Colors:
Mike Snider (video captures)
Letters:
?

Genre:
advocacy; satire-parody
Characters:
Arnold Schwarzenneger (photos from his various movies)
Keywords:
political

What Stomach-Turning Reality Show Has Many Across the Land Completely Disgusted? (Table of Contents)

Mad Fold-In / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Al Jaffee
Pencils:
Al Jaffee
Inks:
Al Jaffee
Colors:
Al Jaffee ?
Letters:
Al Jaffee ?

Genre:
satire-parody

Indexer Notes

Inside backcover and in color. Answer is: The democratic primaries.

Drawn-Out Dramas (Table of Contents)

Drawn-Out Dramas / filler / 0 pages (report information)

Script:
Sergio Aragones
Pencils:
Sergio Aragones
Inks:
Sergio Aragones
Letters:
Sergio Aragones

Genre:
satire-parody

Indexer Notes

No page count as gags appear in various places around the magazine.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [Michael Jackson Cover]
    Alfred E. Neuman
  2. 1. [Table of Contents]
  3. 2. Letters and Tomatoes Dept.
    Letters and Tomatoes Dept.
  4. 3. The Fundalini Pages
    The Fundalini Pages
  5. 4. Fools of Rock
  6. 5. Mad's Handy Glossary to the War on Terror
    Mad's Handy Glossary
  7. 6. Monroe and... Survivor Jr., Part 1
    Monroe
  8. 7. 2003: The Year in Film
  9. 8. Sergio Aragonès Presents A Mad Look at the Superbowl
    Sergio Aragonès Presents A Mad Look at
  10. 9. Spy vs. Spy
    Spy vs. Spy
  11. 10. The Mourn Identity
    Tales From the Duck Side
  12. 11. The League of Rejected Superheroes
  13. 12. An Open Letter From Michael Jackson
  14. 13. The Do's and Dont's of a Super Bowl Party
  15. 14. Absurd, Their Enthusiasm
  16. 15. If Norman Rockwell Depicted the 31st Century: The Marriage License
  17. 16. Now Playing at the California State House: Arnold Schwarzenegger Governor
    Now Playing
  18. 17. What Stomach-Turning Reality Show Has Many Across the Land Completely Disgusted?
    Mad Fold-In
  19. 18. Drawn-Out Dramas
    Drawn-Out Dramas
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  • Gregory Fischer
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Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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  • Karl Wilcox
  • Donald Dale Milne