(July 2007)

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Price:
3.99 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
E.C. Publications, Inc.
ISBN:
?
Barcode:
?
Editing:
John Ficarra; Amy Vozeolas (associate editor); Dave Croatto (associate editor); Greg Leitman (associate editor)
Format:
Standard Golden Age U.S. (#1-23); Magazine size (#24 onward); saddle-stitched; glossy cover; full color (#1-23); Black & White (#24-?); full color again (#? - onward)

Aarrrhh! Pirates of The Caribbean (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Mark Fredrickson
Inks:
Mark Fredrickson
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Alfred E. Neuman
Synopsis:
Alfred is dressed as Jack Sparrow, but with goofy accessories.

An Important Message From MAD's Director of Business & Development (Table of Contents)

Mad Magazine / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jeffrey Lozenge ?
Pencils:
? (photo)
Inks:
? (photo)
Colors:
? (photo)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Jeffrey Lozenge
Synopsis:
Jeffrey discusses bees, rashes, and MAD.

Indexer Notes

#9 in a series.

Departments (Table of Contents)

Table of Contents / foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
various
Inks:
various
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Alfred E. Neuman; Monroe's father; Capt. Jack Sparrow; Jabba The Hutt; Jeff Foxworthy

Indexer Notes

The feature "Turning Back The Cluck Department" is phony and does not actually appear in the issue.

Random Samplings of Reader Mail (Table of Contents)

Letters And Tomatoes Department / letters page / 1.67 pages (report information)

Script:
John Ficarra; Eric Scura; Elliot Law; Kathy Patterson; Sandra Gonzalez; Gunnar Oliphant
Pencils:
Sandra Gonzalez; Gunnar Oliphant
Inks:
Sandra Gonzalez; Gunnar Oliphant
Colors:
Sandra Gonzalez; Gunnar Oliphant
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Alrede E. Neuman; Rosie O'Donnell; Donald Trump; Monroe; Black Spy; White Spy; Fantabulaman; Joe Bitterman
Synopsis:
Letters and fan art. Includes feature "The Big Question."

Transcript of The Best Damn MAD Plug Period (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Chris Rose; John Salley; Bob Saget; Rodney Peete; Rob Dibble
Pencils:
?; ? (photo)
Inks:
?; ? (photo)
Colors:
?; ? (photo)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Chris Rose; John Salley; Bob Saget; Rodney Peete; Rob Dibble
Synopsis:
Transcript of the guys from tv show The Best Damn Sports Show Period, discussing their parody in MAD #475.
Reprints: show reprint note before migration

Indexer Notes

between pages 1-2 of letters pages

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

credits / 0.33 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction

Your Adventure Starts At $14,985 (Table of Contents)

Jeep / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
? (photo)
Inks:
? (photo)
Colors:
? (photo)
Letters:
typeset
Editing:
?

Synopsis:
Ad for car from DaimlerChrysler Corporation.

The Fundalini Pages (Table of Contents)

Random Acts of Mindless Dept; Bitterman; A Fundalina Quiz; The Fast 5; The NFL's Ref Report; Castro Comments; The Godfrey Report; Graphic Novel Review; Possible Ways J.K. Rowling...; Tip-offs You're On A Cruise Ship Headed For Disaster / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
various
Pencils:
various
Inks:
various
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Joe Bitterman; Harry Potter; Neville Longbottom; Ron Weasley; Sorting Hat; Hedwig; Dobby; Peter Pettigrew; Hagrid; Mr. Snape; Hermoine Granger; Voldemort; Nearly Headless Nick; Jeff Foxworthy; Fidel Castro; Don Imus; Michael Richards; Batman; Robin; The Penguin
Synopsis:
Various short satires of pop culture.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Contributors (roles unknown) include: Charles Akins; Matthew A. Cohen; Russ Cooper; Dick DeBartolo; Desmond Devlin; Garth Gerhart; Jeff Kruse; Scott Maiko; Noel Rappin; Kiernan P. Schmitt; Sam Sisco; Ty Templeton; Rick Tulka

A High-Energy Thrill Ride (Table of Contents)

Ghost Rider / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
? (photo)
Inks:
? (photo)
Colors:
? (photo)
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Ghost Rider
Synopsis:
Ad for DVD of movie from Columbia Pictures.

Things Overheard At The Premiere of Pirates Of The Caribbean 3 (Table of Contents)

Sparrow-Minded Comments Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Jacob Lambert
Pencils:
Hermann Mejia
Inks:
Hermann Mejia
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Ryan Seacrest; Orlando Bloom; Johnny Depp; Jerry Seinfeld; Captain Morgan; Spongebob Squarepants; Patrick Starfish; Joan Rivers; Kiera Knightley; Naomie Harris; Lee Arenberg; Mackenzie Crook; Geoffrey Rush; Captain Davey Jones
Synopsis:
Goofy comments about the movie, along the red carpet for the premiere where the stars are all in costume.

Startling Similarities Between Modern Celebrities & Ancient Artifacts! (Table of Contents)

Some Resembling Required Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Chari Pere
Pencils:
? (photo)
Inks:
? (photo)
Colors:
? (photo)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Jennifer Lopez; The Three Stooges [Larry; Moe; Curly]; Jerry Seinfeld; Devo; Madonna; Michael Jackson; Star Jones
Synopsis:
Compares the appearance of modern celebrites to ancient statues.

Indexer Notes

Photos are from various, uncredited sources.

Planet Tad!!!!! (Table of Contents)

In Blog We Trust Dept. / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Tim Carvell
Pencils:
Brian Durniak; ? (photo)
Inks:
Brian Durniak; ? (photo)
Colors:
Brian Durniak; ? (photo)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Tad; Kevin; Sophie; Doug Spivak
Synopsis:
Tad believes he broke his friend's camera and details his problems coming up with the money to repair it.

MAD's Touchy-Feely Wrestlemania Outtakes (Table of Contents)

Hair Club For McMahon Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
? (photo)
Inks:
? (photo)
Colors:
? (photo)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Donald Trump; Vince McMahon
Synopsis:
Captioned photos of events at Wrestlemania, including Donald Trump's shaving of Vince McMahon's head.

A MAD Look At Global Warming (Table of Contents)

Serge-In General Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Sergio Aragones (signed)
Pencils:
Sergio Aragones (signed)
Inks:
Sergio Aragones (signed)
Colors:
?

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Things that might, but likely won't, happen if significant global warming actually occurs.

iMus (Table of Contents)

A MAD Ad Parody; Ho's Laughing Now? Dept. / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Scott Bricher
Inks:
Scott Bricher
Colors:
Scott Bricher

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Don Imus
Synopsis:
Parody of iTunes ads, using Don Imus with his foot in his mouth.

MAD's Minute-By-Minute Breakdown Of A School Field Trip (Table of Contents)

See What All The Bus Is About Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Teresa Burns Parkhurst
Pencils:
Teresa Burns Parkhurst
Inks:
Teresa Burns Parkhurst
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Lawrence Pitts; Mrs. Korstasian; Miss Faybner; 'Tiffatty' Jones; Sherman Lerpit; Mrs. Lieberernak; Derek Wemple; Mr. Lopez; Pokena Calderone; Elise Mahoney; Vincent Razzo
Synopsis:
The chaos that happens on a middle school field trip.

Rejected Star Wars Stamps (Table of Contents)

Philately Portman Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Jeff Kruse
Pencils:
Mark Stutzman
Inks:
Mark Stutzman
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Darth Vader [Anakin Skywalker]; Darth Maul; Princess Leia; Mace Windu; Jar Jar Binks; Luke Skywalker (hand only); Jabba The Hutt; Chewbacca; Obi-Wan Kenobi; Tauntauns; Emperor Palpatine; Ewok
Synopsis:
Captioned images of postage stamps that the USPS did not issue in the Star Wars set.

More Facts That Sound For A Second Like They Might Be True...But Aren't (Table of Contents)

That's False, Folks Dept. / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Justin Heimberg
Pencils:
Kevin Pope
Inks:
Kevin Pope
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Robert Fulton; Isaac Newton; George Washington Carver; Schlitz beer
Synopsis:
Fake historical facts.

He Is Not Alone (Table of Contents)

Kyle Xy / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
? (photo)
Inks:
? (photo)
Colors:
? (photo)
Letters:
typeset
Editing:
?

Characters:
Kyle
Synopsis:
Ad for tv show on ABC Family network.

Spy Vs. Spy (Table of Contents)

Joke And Dagger Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Peter Kuper
Pencils:
Peter Kuper
Inks:
Peter Kuper
Colors:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Black Spy; White Spy
Synopsis:
The Black Spy, as a pirate, holds up the White Spy for treasure, but the White Spy has the last laugh.

Subscribe To MAD Classics...And Own This MAD Classic! (Table of Contents)

MAD Classics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
? (photo)
Inks:
? (photo)
Colors:
? (photo)
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Alfred E. Neuman
Synopsis:
House ad for subscriptions to MAD Classics magazine.

Indexer Notes

Includes discussion of the "Finger" cover of MAD #168, reproduced in the ad, and offered as a premium for subscribers.

Monroe And...Harry Potter (Table of Contents)

Angster's Paradise / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Anthony Barbieri
Pencils:
Tom Fowler
Inks:
Tom Fowler
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Monroe; Monroe's father; Walter; Dylan; Jolinda; Monroe's grandpa
Synopsis:
Monroe dreams he's Harry Potter and other people he knows are also in the story.

They're Rich. They're Famous. They're Dead! (Table of Contents)

Topps Trading Cards; Batman / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Editing:
?

Characters:
Michael Jackson; Paris Hilton
Synopsis:
Ad for Hollywood Zombies trading cards.

MAD's Arrr!-Rated Outtakes From Pirates Of The Caribbean: At World's End (Table of Contents)

Sparrow-Minded Comments Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
? (photo)
Inks:
? (photo)
Colors:
? (photo)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Captain Jack Sparrow; Captain Barbossa; Will Turner; Elizabeth Swann; Pintel; Ragetti; Tia Dalma
Synopsis:
Movie stills with absurd captions.

Coming Soon To Bookstores Everywhere! (Table of Contents)

The MAD War on Bush / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Alfred E. Neuman; George W. Bush
Synopsis:
House ad for book of articles on George W. Bush.

The Strip Club (Table of Contents)

Pen And Stink Dept.; Father O'Flannity's Hot Tub; Me, Myself And My Puppet; Rex In The City; The Hero Santon; The Long And Short Of It; Mulligan's Island; Just Below The Surface / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Keith Knight; John Kovaleski; Dustin Glick; Don Asmussen; Dan Long; Feggo; Douglas Paszkiewicz
Pencils:
Keith Knight; John Kovaleski; Dustin Glick; Don Asmussen; Dan Long; Feggo; Douglas Paszkiewicz
Inks:
Keith Knight; John Kovaleski; Dustin Glick; Don Asmussen; Dan Long; Feggo; Douglas Paszkiewicz
Colors:
?
Letters:
Keith Knight; John Kovaleski; Dustin Glick; Dan Long; Douglas Paszkiewicz; typeset

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Father O'Flannity; Choirboy Timmy; Keith Richards; Rex; The Hero Santon; Jimmy; Mr. Carlson
Synopsis:
A collection of cartoons.

Final Installment of The Gross And Beyond Gross Trilogy (Table of Contents)

Revoltage Meter Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Comparisons of gross happenings with extra-gross happenings.

Fox News Comedy Shows That Never Got Off The Ground (Table of Contents)

Neo-Con Jobs Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Santopadre
Pencils:
Drew Friedman
Inks:
Drew Friedman
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Bill Clinton; Barney Frank; Lance Bass; Jesse Jackson; Barack Obama; Al Gore; Hillary Clinton (cameo); John Edwards (cameo); Dennis Miller; Saddam Hussein; Nancy Pelosi
Synopsis:
Ideas for tv shows that would go well with right-wing news programs, showing the foibles of left-wing politicians.

What The Heck Is The Difference? (Table of Contents)

Observation Dreck Dept. / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Norman Mingo (painted, original); ? (changes)
Inks:
Norman Mingo (painted, original); ? (changes)
Colors:
Norman Mingo (painted, original); ? (changes)
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Alfred E. Neuman
Synopsis:
Cover of MAD #96 with a variation to find the differences on.
Reprints: show reprint note before migration

What Asian Menace Is Causing Anxiety And Sleepless Nights For Many Americans? (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Al Jaffee (signed)
Pencils:
Al Jaffee (signed)
Inks:
Al Jaffee (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Kim Jong Il; Godzilla
Synopsis:
The answer is: Sudoku.

Indexer Notes

inside back cover

Drawn-Out Dramas (Table of Contents)

Marginal Thinking Dept. / filler / 0 pages (report information)

Pencils:
Sergio Aragones
Inks:
Sergio Aragones

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

Gags appear on 15 different pages.

Hunger Gets What Hunger Wants (Table of Contents)

Ball Park Franks / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
? (photo)
Inks:
? (photo)
Colors:
? (photo)
Letters:
typeset
Editing:
?

Synopsis:
Ad for hotdogs.

Indexer Notes

back cover

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Aarrrhh! Pirates of The Caribbean
    Alfred E. Neuman
  2. 1. An Important Message From MAD's Director of Business & Development
    Mad Magazine
  3. 2. Departments
    Table of Contents
  4. 3. Random Samplings of Reader Mail
    Letters And Tomatoes Department
  5. 4. Transcript of The Best Damn MAD Plug Period
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
  7. 6. Your Adventure Starts At $14,985
    Jeep
  8. 7. The Fundalini Pages
    Random Acts of Mindless Dept; Bitterman; A Fundalina Quiz; The Fast 5; The NFL's Ref Report; Castro Comments; The Godfrey Report; Graphic Novel Review; Possible Ways J.K. Rowling...; Tip-offs You're On A Cruise Ship Headed For Disaster
  9. 8. A High-Energy Thrill Ride
    Ghost Rider
  10. 9. Things Overheard At The Premiere of Pirates Of The Caribbean 3
    Sparrow-Minded Comments Dept.
  11. 10. Startling Similarities Between Modern Celebrities & Ancient Artifacts!
    Some Resembling Required Dept.
  12. 11. Planet Tad!!!!!
    In Blog We Trust Dept.
  13. 12. MAD's Touchy-Feely Wrestlemania Outtakes
    Hair Club For McMahon Dept.
  14. 13. A MAD Look At Global Warming
    Serge-In General Dept.
  15. 14. iMus
    A MAD Ad Parody; Ho's Laughing Now? Dept.
  16. 15. MAD's Minute-By-Minute Breakdown Of A School Field Trip
    See What All The Bus Is About Dept.
  17. 16. Rejected Star Wars Stamps
    Philately Portman Dept.
  18. 17. More Facts That Sound For A Second Like They Might Be True...But Aren't
    That's False, Folks Dept.
  19. 18. He Is Not Alone
    Kyle Xy
  20. 19. Spy Vs. Spy
    Joke And Dagger Dept.
  21. 20. Subscribe To MAD Classics...And Own This MAD Classic!
    MAD Classics
  22. 21. Monroe And...Harry Potter
    Angster's Paradise
  23. 22. They're Rich. They're Famous. They're Dead!
    Topps Trading Cards; Batman
  24. 23. MAD's Arrr!-Rated Outtakes From Pirates Of The Caribbean: At World's End
    Sparrow-Minded Comments Dept.
  25. 24. Coming Soon To Bookstores Everywhere!
    The MAD War on Bush
  26. 25. The Strip Club
    Pen And Stink Dept.; Father O'Flannity's Hot Tub; Me, Myself And My Puppet; Rex In The City; The Hero Santon; The Long And Short Of It; Mulligan's Island; Just Below The Surface
  27. 26. Final Installment of The Gross And Beyond Gross Trilogy
    Revoltage Meter Dept.
  28. 27. Fox News Comedy Shows That Never Got Off The Ground
    Neo-Con Jobs Dept.
  29. 28. What The Heck Is The Difference?
    Observation Dreck Dept.
  30. 29. What Asian Menace Is Causing Anxiety And Sleepless Nights For Many Americans?
    Mad Fold-In
  31. 30. Drawn-Out Dramas
    Marginal Thinking Dept.
  32. 31. Hunger Gets What Hunger Wants
    Ball Park Franks
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Donald Dale Milne
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Terry Watkins
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Karl Wilcox
  • Donald Dale Milne