(October 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)

50 Worst Things About Advertising (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Alfred E. Neuman; Geico caveman
Synopsis:
Includes a fake cover to another MAD Magazine #482.

More Heroic Than Ever (Table of Contents)

Smallville / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Clark Kent
Synopsis:
Ad for DVD of the 6th season of the tv show, from Warner Bros. Entertainment.

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; Mac guy; Anthony Soprano; Remy

Indexer Notes

Art is from various places in the magazine. The feature "Chocolate Rain of Terror 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 / 2.17 pages (report information)

Script:
John Ficarra; Douglas Clancey; Darcy Savit; Tyler Jasper; Isaac Corpe; Lt. Cmdr. Daniel Kinske; Kyle Hildreth; Ben Piccarreta; Joseph Hildula
Pencils:
various
Inks:
various
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Alfred E. Neuman; Matthew Lesko; Lucy Hildreth
Synopsis:
Letters, photos and fan art.

Indexer Notes

Includes credits for "MAD's 50 Worst Things About Advertising" article.

Dragon Ball Z Season Three (Table of Contents)

Dragon Ball Z / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Ad for cartoon DVD from Toei Animation/Funimation Entertainment.

Indexer Notes

On bottom of second page of Letters.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

credits / 0.33 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction

There Comes A Time When Even Gods Must Die (Table of Contents)

Superman / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Superman; Doomsday
Synopsis:
Ad for DVD of movie "Doomsday" from Warner Brothers Entertainment.

The Fundalini Pages (Table of Contents)

Random Acts of Mindless Dept.; The Fast 5; Fundalini Asks What If...?; Sock Puppet Theater; The Kitchen Sink; Vey To Go!; An Ad We'll Soon Be Seeing; Other Secrets Revealed By The D.C. Madam; Graphic Novel Review / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Various short satires of pop culture. Includes a Parody of an Absolut Vodka ad.

Indexer Notes

Contributors (roles unknown) include: Charles Akins; Paul Coker; Dick DeBartolo; Desmond Devlin; Paul Gilligan; Jeff Kruse; Hermann Mejia; Steve Smallwood; Rick Tulka; P. C. Vey

The Shadow You Cast Is The Shadow They Fear (Table of Contents)

Blue Dragon / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Ad for game from Microsoft.

MAD's 50 Worst Things About Advertising (Table of Contents)

Sell-Shocked Dept. / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Jeff Kruse; Scott Maiko
Pencils:
Drew Friedman (1); Sam Sisco (2); Tom Bunk (5); Scott Bricher (6); Tim Hamilton (7); Timothy Shamey (8); Peter Bagge (10); Irving Schild (photo, 11); John Caldwell (12); Sergio Aragones (13); Mort Drucker (15); Kevin Pope (16); Tom Richmond (17); Mark Hempel (20); Al Jaffee (23); Jack Syracuse (24); Rich Powell (25); Tom Fowler (27); Bob Staake (30); Francis Mao (31); Teresa Burns Parkhurst (32); Charles Akins (33); Dave Crosland (35); Rick Tulka (36); Hermann Mejia (39); Evan Dorkin (41); Sarah Dyer (41); Paul Coker (42); Leonardo Rodriguez (43); Peter Kuper (44); Jose Garibaldi (46); Sam Viviano (48); Angelo Torres (49)
Inks:
Drew Friedman (1); Sam Sisco (2); Tom Bunk (5); Scott Bricher (6); Tim Hamilton (7); Timothy Shamey (8); Peter Bagge (10); Irving Schild (photo, 11); John Caldwell (12); Sergio Aragones (13); Mort Drucker (15); Kevin Pope (16); Tom Richmond (17); Mark Hempel (20); Al Jaffee (23); Jack Syracuse (24); Rich Powell (25); Tom Fowler (27); Bob Staake (30); Francis Mao (31); Teresa Burns Parkhurst (32); Charles Akins (33); Dave Crosland (35); Rick Tulka (36); Hermann Mejia (39); Evan Dorkin (41); Sarah Dyer (41); Paul Coker (42); Leonardo Rodriguez (43); Peter Kuper (44); Jose Garibaldi (46); Sam Viviano (48); Angelo Torres (49)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Mac guy; PC Guy; Matthew Lesko; Oscar Meyer Weinermobile; Chef Boyardee; Jack Bauer; Geico Gecko; Geico cavemen; George Zimmer; Mark McGuire; Black Spy; White Spy
Synopsis:
53 annoying things about modern advertising.

A MAD Look At Ratatouille (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:
Remy; Linguini; Skinner
Synopsis:
More realistic views of things that happened in the movie.

A Collection of Significantly Stupid Strategies for Battling Skyrocketing Gas Prices (Table of Contents)

A Fuel-Proof Plan Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Walter G. Phurg; Victor Parcheesi; Roy Pastine; Vertin Smidge; Harlan Pilkow; Art Mousseau; Herb Wickam; Hugh Schoonhover; Ted Pondillo; Roy Kaluta
Synopsis:
Improbable and dangerous ways to save (or steal) gas.

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

NBC; USA Network / advertisement / 2 pages (report information)

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

Characters:
Greg Lutzka
Synopsis:
Ad for AST Dew Tour tv show series.

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:
In the first strip, the Black Spy nightly ruins a statue of the White Spy, so the White Spy booby-traps the statue. In the second strip, the White Spy falls for a fake magic trick perpetrated by the Black Spy.

Indexer Notes

There are 2 strips.

Millions of Trees Gave Their Lives For These Books (Table of Contents)

MAD books / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
House ad for the following MAD books: MAD About Star Wars; The MAD War on Bush; The Completely MAD Don Martin.

The Strip Club (Table of Contents)

Pen And Stink Dept.; Smells Like Mean Spirit; It Only Hurts When I Laugh; The Bully Baby; The Machine That Travels Through Time; Fantabulaman / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Vic Black; Christopher Baldwin; Keith Knight; Joe Sayers; Ted Rall
Pencils:
Vic Black; Christopher Baldwin; Keith Knight; Joe Sayers; Ted Rall
Inks:
Vic Black; Christopher Baldwin; Keith Knight; Joe Sayers; Ted Rall
Colors:
?
Letters:
Vic Black; Christopher Baldwin; Keith Knight; Joe Sayers; Ted Rall

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Baby Bickford; George Washington; Fantabulaman
Synopsis:
A collection of cartoons.
Reprints:

Monroe and...The Summer Jobs Part 2 (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Monroe; Chompers; Mr. August; rancher; Monroe's father; Mrs. Atkins; Bog Box supervisor; Bucky; Dylan
Synopsis:
Monroe get a series of summer jobs calming down animals and people in an unconventional way.

George W. Bush's Colonoscopy Results (Table of Contents)

Polyp Goes The Weasel Dept. / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Al Jaffee
Pencils:
Hermann Mejia
Inks:
Hermann Mejia
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Donald Rumsfeld; Karl Rove; Mr. Brown; Condolezza Rice; 'Scotter' Libby; Jack Abramoff; Dick Cheny; Ms. Miers; Alberto Gonzales
Synopsis:
Bush's advisors and other associates that have been removed from office.

Questions We'd Love To See The Media Ask Presidential Candidates (Table of Contents)

Third Degree Burned Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Jeff Kruse
Pencils:
Mort Drucker
Inks:
Mort Drucker
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Rudy Giuliani; Fred Thompson; John McCain; Mitt Romney; Bill Richardson; John Edwards; Barack Obama; Hillary Clinton
Synopsis:
Goofy questions.

MAD's Better, Stronger, Faster Outtakes from Bionic Woman (Table of Contents)

How Can You Mend A Broken Part? Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

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

A Truly Explosive Sequel! (Table of Contents)

Spy Vs. Spy / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Black Spy; White Spy
Synopsis:
House ad for book "Spy Vs Spy 2" from Watson-Guptill Publications.

America's Next Top Mobster (Table of Contents)

Wise Guise Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Anthony Soprano; Sil; Vinnie; Roger; Hohiro Todeki; Enzo; Paulie; Christopher; Bobby Bacala; Phil Keoghan; Jeff Probst; Flavor Flav; Janice; Uncle Junior
Synopsis:
The Sopranos move in on the reality show business with their own show that kills off the competition.

Indexer Notes

Satire of reality tv shows, including America's Next Top Model.

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

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

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

Characters:
Frankenstein monster; Alfred E. Neuman
Synopsis:
Cover of MAD #89 with a variation to find the differences on.
Reprints:

There's Only One Way To Get Your Hands On A Nanobot-swarm-cannon...You Gotta Earn It. (Table of Contents)

Alien Syndrome / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Ad for game from Totally Games.

What Hotly Debated Issue Has Americans Split Right Down The Middle? (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:
Answer is: "Sopranos finale: Sucked or really sucked?"

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 7 different pages.

The Ultimate Experience (Table of Contents)

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

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

Characters:
Kell; Tora
Synopsis:
Ad for comic collection organizing software from Midten Media, Inc.

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. 50 Worst Things About Advertising
    Alfred E. Neuman
  2. 1. More Heroic Than Ever
    Smallville
  3. 2. Departments
    Table of Contents
  4. 3. Random Samplings of Reader Mail
    Letters And Tomatoes Department
  5. 4. Dragon Ball Z Season Three
    Dragon Ball Z
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
  7. 6. There Comes A Time When Even Gods Must Die
    Superman
  8. 7. The Fundalini Pages
    Random Acts of Mindless Dept.; The Fast 5; Fundalini Asks What If...?; Sock Puppet Theater; The Kitchen Sink; Vey To Go!; An Ad We'll Soon Be Seeing; Other Secrets Revealed By The D.C. Madam; Graphic Novel Review
  9. 8. The Shadow You Cast Is The Shadow They Fear
    Blue Dragon
  10. 9. MAD's 50 Worst Things About Advertising
    Sell-Shocked Dept.
  11. 10. A MAD Look At Ratatouille
    Serge-In General Dept.
  12. 11. A Collection of Significantly Stupid Strategies for Battling Skyrocketing Gas Prices
    A Fuel-Proof Plan Dept.
  13. 12. Season Three...What's Next?
    NBC; USA Network
  14. 13. Spy Vs. Spy
    Joke And Dagger Dept.
  15. 14. Millions of Trees Gave Their Lives For These Books
    MAD books
  16. 15. The Strip Club
    Pen And Stink Dept.; Smells Like Mean Spirit; It Only Hurts When I Laugh; The Bully Baby; The Machine That Travels Through Time; Fantabulaman
  17. 16. Monroe and...The Summer Jobs Part 2
    Angster's Paradise Dept.
  18. 17. George W. Bush's Colonoscopy Results
    Polyp Goes The Weasel Dept.
  19. 18. Questions We'd Love To See The Media Ask Presidential Candidates
    Third Degree Burned Dept.
  20. 19. MAD's Better, Stronger, Faster Outtakes from Bionic Woman
    How Can You Mend A Broken Part? Dept.
  21. 20. A Truly Explosive Sequel!
    Spy Vs. Spy
  22. 21. America's Next Top Mobster
    Wise Guise Dept.
  23. 22. What The Heck Is The Difference?
    Observation Dreck Dept.
  24. 23. There's Only One Way To Get Your Hands On A Nanobot-swarm-cannon...You Gotta Earn It.
    Alien Syndrome
  25. 24. What Hotly Debated Issue Has Americans Split Right Down The Middle?
    Mad Fold-In
  26. 25. Drawn-Out Dramas
    Marginal Thinking Dept.
  27. 26. The Ultimate Experience
    Comic Collector Live.com
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Mike Nielsen
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Terry Watkins
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Karl Wilcox
  • Donald Dale Milne