(August 2007)

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Volume:
?
Price:
3.99 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
?
Brand:
?
ISBN:
?
Barcode:
?
Editing:
John Ficarra
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)

Buy This Issue, Muggle! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Alfred D. Neuman
Synopsis:
Alfred, as Voldemort from the Harry Potter stories, exhorts us to buy the issue.

Experience Everything (Table of Contents)

Comic Collector Live.com / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Brian Denham; Guru-Efx.com
Inks:
Brian Denham; Guru-Efx.com
Colors:
Brian Denham; Guru-Efx.com
Letters:
typeset
Editing:
?

Characters:
Agent Aries
Synopsis:
Ad for comic collection organizing software from Midten Media, Inc.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

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; Paris Hilton; Seriously Wacked; Roger Clemens

Indexer Notes

The feature "The Incontinental Congress 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 / 2.67 pages (report information)

Script:
John Ficarra; Poppie Fricklas; Oliver Klausen; Scotter Yurdin; Josh Brandmaier; Craven M.; Joshua Hu; Cherish Kingrea; Jim Hutchings
Pencils:
? (photo); Scooter Yurdin (photo); Craven M. (photo); Jim Hutchings
Inks:
? (photo); Scooter Yurdin (photo); Craven M. (photo); Jim Hutchings
Colors:
? (photo); Scooter Yurdin (photo); Craven M. (photo); Jim Hutchings
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Alfred E. Neuman; Donal Logue; Thomas Hayden Church; Emily Frances; John Ficarra; Pete Lepage; Ana Hurka-Robles
Synopsis:
Letters, photos and fan art.

Indexer Notes

Includes small reprint of a page from MAD Super Special #100.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

credits / 0.33 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction

Life's No Fun Without A Good Scare! (Table of Contents)

The Nightmare Before Christmas / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Jack Skellington
Synopsis:
Ad for collectable figures from Hawthorne Village, based on the movie.

The Fundalini Pages (Table of Contents)

Random Acts of Mindless Dept.; The Fast 5; Castro Comments; Thoughts Going Through Paris Hilton's Mind In Court; Don't Have A Crowther!; The Kitchen Sink; Meet THe '08 Presidential Candidates; Reasons Not To Impeach & Convict President Bush;Little Green A / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Paris Hilton; Fidel Castro; Angelina Jolie; Dick Cheney; Jimmy Neutron; Rudy Giuliani; Roger Clemens; George Bush; Bill Clinton; Richard Nixon; Andrew Johnson
Synopsis:
Various short satires of pop culture.

Indexer Notes

Contributors (roles unknown) include: Scott Bricher; John Caldwell; Paul Coker; John Crowther; Dick DeBartolo; Jeff Kruse; Jacob Lambert; Leonardo Rodriguez; Steve Rosso; Irving Schild; Kiernan P. Schmitt; Eric Scott; Bob Staake; Jack Syracuse; Rick Tulka

On Sale Now! (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 Bush
Synopsis:
House ad for book.

Harry Plodder And The Torture of The Fanbase (Table of Contents)

Pop Goes The Evil Dept. / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Desmond Devlin
Pencils:
Tom Richmond
Inks:
Tom Richmond
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Harry Plodder; Ron; Hermoine; judge; Doubledork; Harry's mother; Harry's father; Druckermort; Seriously Wacked; Dolores Mmmbop; Fred Queasy; George Queasy; Bad-Eye Moonpie; Deatheaters
Synopsis:
Harry basically hangs around while events unfold around him until the last minute, and then Druckermort gets away again.

Indexer Notes

Parody of the 5th Harry Potter movie.

Season Three...What's Next? (Table of Contents)

NBC; USA Network / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Ad for AST Dew Tour tv series.

Things To Consider Before Accepting A Summer Job (Table of Contents)

Hire Education Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Horrible summer jobs.

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

Characters:
Jeffrey Lozenge
Synopsis:
Discussion of staples and fabric of the universe in house ad for MAD Magazine subscriptions.

Indexer Notes

#10 in a series.

Monroe and...Gone Internet Phishin' (Table of Contents)

Angster's Paradise Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Monroe; Monroe's father; Monroe's mother; Monroe's grandfather; Sanja Rolando; Dr. Lance; Mr. Bines; Walter
Synopsis:
Monroe's father has Monroe fake a terminal disease and with the help of an internet posting and bad tv news reporting, they rake in the cash donations.

If Chickens Could Time Travel (Table of Contents)

Turning Back The Cluck Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Colonel Sanders; Abraham Lincoln
Synopsis:
Mishaps and triumphs that chickens might face if they went back in time.

MAD Has A Gay Old Time With Outtakes From I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry (Table of Contents)

Lame Sex Marriage Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Stills from the movie with humorous captions.

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 White Spy sells a fake treasure map to the Black Spy, but falls for a trap in the Black Spy's dig.

On Sale Now! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Characters:
Remy
Synopsis:
House ad for latest issue of MADKids.

A MAD Look At Spider-Man 3 (Table of Contents)

Serge-In General Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Sergio Aragones
Pencils:
Sergio Aragones
Inks:
Sergio Aragones
Colors:
?

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; Mary Jane; Venom; Sandman
Synopsis:
Comic situations that never happened in the movie.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Parody of movie Spider-Man 3.

Season Three...What's Next? (Table of Contents)

NBC; USA Network / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Beau Bamburg
Synopsis:
Ad for AST Dew Tour tv series.

Don't You Hate When Your Parents...The Sequel! (Table of Contents)

The Folks On You Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Jacob Lambert
Pencils:
Dave Crosland
Inks:
Dave Crosland
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Things kids find annoying about parents.

The Simple Prisonbreak Life (Table of Contents)

You've Got Jail Dept. / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Dave Croatto
Pencils:
Hermann Mejia
Inks:
Hermann Mejia
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Paris Hilton; Nicole Richie
Synopsis:
Nicole gets arrested to help Paris with a prison break.

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.

Everyday Pet Peeves of Transformers (Table of Contents)

Wheely Pissed Off Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Jacob Lambert
Pencils:
Tom Bunk
Inks:
Tom Bunk
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Transformers
Synopsis:
Things that might happen to transformers if the tried to live real life as vehicles.

The "Secret" Is Out! (Table of Contents)

That's All, Hoax! Dept.; A MAD Ad Parody / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Dave Croatto
Pencils:
Irving Schild ? (photo)
Inks:
Irving Schild ? (photo)
Colors:
Irving Schild ? (photo)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Bill Gaines [as Gibralter Tubbings]; Garfield Happlendunf IV; Bobby McFerrin; Ulysses M. Goldstein; Helvetica Narrows; Michael Fred Dackgammon
Synopsis:
Phony ad for real book "The Secret", but author changed to Blunda Byrne.

FAQs About McDonald's Trendy Makeover (Table of Contents)

America's Next Flop Remodel Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Jacob Lambert
Pencils:
Evan Dorkin
Inks:
Evan Dorkin
Colors:
Sarah Dyer
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Reasons McDonald's restaurants are changing their decor, and insights into how customers will use the new "zones."

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

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Kelly Freas (signed, original); ? (changes)
Inks:
Kelly Freas (signed, original); ? (changes)
Colors:
Kelly Freas (signed, original); ? (changes)
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Alfred E. Neuman
Synopsis:
Cover of MAD #43 with a variation to find the differences on.
Reprints: show reprint note before migration

Where Has The Recent Surge In Combatants Only Increased The Level of Violence? (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
Synopsis:
The answer is: The World of Warcraft.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

Drawn-Out Dramas (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

Gags appear on 16 different pages.

Grandpa Got Sent To Milkatraz! (Table of Contents)

Milk / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Ad for milk by California Milk Processor Board.

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Buy This Issue, Muggle!
    Alfred E. Neuman
  2. 1. Experience Everything
    Comic Collector Live.com
  3. 2. Departments
    Table of Contents
  4. 3. Random Samplings of Reader Mail
    Letters And Tomatoes Department
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
  6. 5. Life's No Fun Without A Good Scare!
    The Nightmare Before Christmas
  7. 6. The Fundalini Pages
    Random Acts of Mindless Dept.; The Fast 5; Castro Comments; Thoughts Going Through Paris Hilton's Mind In Court; Don't Have A Crowther!; The Kitchen Sink; Meet THe '08 Presidential Candidates; Reasons Not To Impeach & Convict President Bush;Little Green A
  8. 7. On Sale Now!
    The MAD War On Bush
  9. 8. Harry Plodder And The Torture of The Fanbase
    Pop Goes The Evil Dept.
  10. 9. Season Three...What's Next?
    NBC; USA Network
  11. 10. Things To Consider Before Accepting A Summer Job
    Hire Education Dept.
  12. 11. An Important Message From MAD's Director of Business & Development
    Mad Magazine
  13. 12. Monroe and...Gone Internet Phishin'
    Angster's Paradise Dept.
  14. 13. If Chickens Could Time Travel
    Turning Back The Cluck Dept.
  15. 14. MAD Has A Gay Old Time With Outtakes From I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry
    Lame Sex Marriage Dept.
  16. 15. Spy Vs. Spy
    Joke And Dagger Dept.
  17. 16. On Sale Now!
    MADKids
  18. 17. A MAD Look At Spider-Man 3
    Serge-In General Dept.
  19. 18. Season Three...What's Next?
    NBC; USA Network
  20. 19. Don't You Hate When Your Parents...The Sequel!
    The Folks On You Dept.
  21. 20. The Simple Prisonbreak Life
    You've Got Jail Dept.
  22. 21. Subscribe to MAD Classics...and Own This MAD Classic!
    MAD Classics
  23. 22. Everyday Pet Peeves of Transformers
    Wheely Pissed Off Dept.
  24. 23. The "Secret" Is Out!
    That's All, Hoax! Dept.; A MAD Ad Parody
  25. 24. FAQs About McDonald's Trendy Makeover
    America's Next Flop Remodel Dept.
  26. 25. What The Heck Is The Difference?
    Observation Dreck Dept.
  27. 26. Where Has The Recent Surge In Combatants Only Increased The Level of Violence?
    Mad Fold-In
  28. 27. Drawn-Out Dramas
    Marginal Thinking Dept.
  29. 28. Grandpa Got Sent To Milkatraz!
    Milk
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Donald Dale Milne
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Terry Watkins
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Karl Wilcox
  • Donald Dale Milne