(November 2007)

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Volume:
?
Price:
3.99 USD
Pages:
56
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)

Our Brain-Dead Zombie Issue! (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

Undead And Unrated (Table of Contents)

Flight of The Living Dead / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Ad for DVD of movie from New Line Home 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; Toucan Sam

Indexer Notes

Art is from various places in the magazine. The feature "The Booth Fairy 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; Caleb Oldham; Joyce Carol Oates; Sam Barron; David Norris; Cooper Maestas; William Helton
Pencils:
William Helton; ? (photo)
Inks:
William Helton; ? (photo)
Colors:
William Helton; ? (photo)
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Alfred E.Neuman; Chuck D.
Synopsis:
Letters, photos and fan art.

Indexer Notes

Piece by Joyce Carol Oates is an excerpt from a TIME Magazine interview.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

credits / 0.33 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction

Human History Just Got A Little Less Human (Table of Contents)

Resistance Fall of Man / advertisement / 2 pages (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Ad for game from Insomniac games.

Indexer Notes

First page appears between pages 1-2 of letters pages.

The Fundalini Pages (Table of Contents)

Random Acts of Mindless Dept.; The Fast 5; The Zombie Food Pyramid; Little-Known Provisions In The 2007 Immigration Bill; Duck Droppings; Movie Screw-Ups; Meet The '08 Presidential Candidates; Fundalini Asks "What If...?"; The Godfrey Report; The Yungblut / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Michael Vick; George Bush; Mitt Romney; Ralph "The Stickler" Backne; Joe Bitterman
Synopsis:
Various short satires of pop culture.

Indexer Notes

Contributors (roles unknown) include: Sergio Aragones; John Caldwell; Duck Edwing; Todd Eisner; Garth Gerhart; Jeff Kruse; Jacob Lambers; Scott Maiko; Ben Schultz; Michael Slack; Jack Syracuse; Rick Tulka; Jason Yungbluth

Get Transformers First On DVD 10.16.07 (Table of Contents)

Transformers / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Ad for movie DVD from Dreamworks.

When Other Advertising Characters Get TV Shows (Table of Contents)

Sit-Commercials Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Scott Maiko
Pencils:
Tom Richmond
Inks:
Tom Richmond
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Geico cavemen; Verizon guy; Marlee Matlin; Tarvelocity gnome; Heather Locklear; Doris Roberts; Mrs. Butterworth; Toucan Sam; Steve Shirripa; Tony The Tiger; Lisa Kudrow; Andy Richter; PC guy; Mac guy
Synopsis:
Plot outlines for tv shows based on advertising characters.

Clive Barker's Jericho (Table of Contents)

Jericho / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Ad for game from Imajica Productions / Alchemic Productions.

Rejected Hillary Clinton Campaign Slogans (Table of Contents)

The Phrase That Slays Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Nathaniel Stein
Pencils:
Paul Coker
Inks:
Paul Coker
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Hillary Clinton; Bill Clinton
Synopsis:
Bad campaign slogans for Hillary's presidential campaign.

Empower Your Imagination (Table of Contents)

Full Sail / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Ad for Full Sail School of Computer Animation.

Another Fruitless Issue! (Table of Contents)

MAD Classics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Alfred E. Neuman
Synopsis:
House ad for Latest issue of MAD Classics.

A MAD Look At Zombies (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Things that could go wrong for zombies, or because of them.

Drizzt Is Willing To Let The Orcs Begin A New Chapter (Table of Contents)

The Orc King / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Drizzt
Synopsis:
Ad for book by R. A. Salvatore from Wizards of The Coast.

Planet TAD!!!!! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Tad; Tad's mom; April Dawson; Kevin; Chuck; Julie Kahn; Samantha Scanlon; Violet Liu; Nina Patterson; Sara Jacobsen; Kate McLean; Susan Regan; Stu Lawrence
Synopsis:
Story of notes left on Tad's locker from a secret admirer.

Unfurl Stories Of The Great Asian Powers (Table of Contents)

Age of Empires III / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Ad for game from Microsoft/Ensemble Studios/Big Huge Games.

The Strip Club (Table of Contents)

Pen And Stink Dept.; Pondering The Really Meaningful Stuff...; The Long And Short Of It; Elf Droppings; Jump Cut; Father Flannity's Hot Tub Confessions; Product Placement In Horror Movies; Just Below The Surface / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Rob Harrell; Dan Long; Jason Yungbluth; Paul Gilligan; Keith Knight; Scott Nickel; Douglas Paszkeiwicz
Pencils:
Rob Harrell; Dan Long; Jason Yungbluth; Paul Gilligan; Keith Knight; Scott Nickel; Douglas Paszkeiwicz
Inks:
Rob Harrell; Dan Long; Jason Yungbluth; Paul Gilligan; Keith Knight; Scott Nickel; Douglas Paszkeiwicz
Colors:
?
Letters:
Rob Harrell; Dan Long; Jason Yungbluth; Paul Gilligan; Keith Knight; Scott Nickel; Douglas Paszkeiwicz

Genre:
humor
Characters:
King Ticklebunny; Father Flannity; Nichole Richie; The Boogieman
Synopsis:
A collection of comic strips.

Aqua Teen Hunger Force (Table of Contents)

Zombie Ninja Pro-Am / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Ad for game from Midway Home Entertainment.

The Magical Bear That Made People's Dreams Come True (Table of Contents)

The Beast And The Brightest Dept.; MAD's Inspirational Animal Stories / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Brian McConnachie
Pencils:
Leonardo Rodriguez
Inks:
Leonardo Rodriguez
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Eliot Pressman; Malvolio
Synopsis:
Story about a boy who grows up to buy a bear and his fantasies of the magic the bear performs.

Indexer Notes

Fourth in a series.

One Day At Lincoln High (Table of Contents)

Love Is In The Err Dept. / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Eric Scott
Pencils:
Eric Scott
Inks:
Eric Scott
Colors:
?
Letters:
Eric Scott

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A boy discovers his teacher is not into teacher-student relationships.

To End His Thirst For Blood, You Must Develop One Of Your Own. (Table of Contents)

Castlevania: The Dracula X Chronicles / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Ad for game from Konami.

Idiotic Anti-Gun Control Arguments The NRA Hasn't Used - Yet! (Table of Contents)

Shoot Happens Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Jacob Lambert
Pencils:
Peter Kuper
Inks:
Peter Kuper
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Thomas Jefferson; Michael Moore
Synopsis:
Improbable arguments for not controlling guns.

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
Editing:
?

Characters:
Bucky Lasek
Synopsis:
Ad for AST Dew Tour on the NBC and USA networks.

Things That Really Get Under A Zombie's Skin (Table of Contents)

Monsters' Gall Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Problems that zombies would run into if they tried to live normal lives.

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 tries to get into a White facility using a lifted fingerprint from the White Spy, but is clobbered anyway. In the second strip, the White Spy is done in by a fake guillotine.

Indexer Notes

There are two strips.

What School Bus Drivers Are Doing While You're In Class! (Table of Contents)

The Wheel World Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Goofy ideas of what school bus drivers do in their downtime.

7 Periods Closer To Death (Table of Contents)

Is That Rall There Is? Dept. / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Ted Rall
Pencils:
Ted Rall
Inks:
Ted Rall
Letters:
Ted Rall

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
What can happen when the schools remove restroom stall doors.

Battling Evil From The Sea To Outer Space (Table of Contents)

Aquaman; The Super Powers Team / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Aquaman; Superman; Batman; Robin; Wonder Woman; Cyborg; Firestorm
Synopsis:
Ad for cartoon DVDs from Warner Home Video.

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

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

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

Synopsis:
Ad for the following MAD books: Spy Vs. Spy 2; MAD About Star Wars; The MAD War on Bush; The Completely MAD Don Martin.

1 Is Worse Than 100 (Table of Contents)

Take This Mob And Shove It Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Dick DeBartolo
Pencils:
Tom Bunk
Inks:
Tom Bunk
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Boob Braggit; Henry Laporte; George Wendt; Paris Hilton; Vicki Newton; Bob Barker
Synopsis:
The show bumbles along at its usual slow pace until Bob Barker shows up and closes it down.

Indexer Notes

Parody of tv show 1 Versus 100.

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

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Don Martin (original, signed); ? (changes)
Inks:
Don Martin (original, signed); ? (changes)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Alfred E. Neuman
Synopsis:
Cover of MAD #165 with a variation to find the differences on.
Reprints:

Strength In Numbers (Table of Contents)

Justice League Padlocks / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Ad for combination locks.

What Little Rat-Faced Chef Raked In Millions This Year? (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:
"Ratatouille" kitchen staff; Rachael Ray
Synopsis:
Answer is: Rachael Ray.

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 9 different pages.

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.

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Our Brain-Dead Zombie Issue!
    Alfred E. Neuman
  2. 1. Undead And Unrated
    Flight of The Living Dead
  3. 2. Departments
    Table of Contents
  4. 3. Random Samplings of Reader Mail
    Letters And Tomatoes Department
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
  6. 5. Human History Just Got A Little Less Human
    Resistance Fall of Man
  7. 6. The Fundalini Pages
    Random Acts of Mindless Dept.; The Fast 5; The Zombie Food Pyramid; Little-Known Provisions In The 2007 Immigration Bill; Duck Droppings; Movie Screw-Ups; Meet The '08 Presidential Candidates; Fundalini Asks "What If...?"; The Godfrey Report; The Yungblut
  8. 7. Get Transformers First On DVD 10.16.07
    Transformers
  9. 8. When Other Advertising Characters Get TV Shows
    Sit-Commercials Dept.
  10. 9. Clive Barker's Jericho
    Jericho
  11. 10. Rejected Hillary Clinton Campaign Slogans
    The Phrase That Slays Dept.
  12. 11. Empower Your Imagination
    Full Sail
  13. 12. Another Fruitless Issue!
    MAD Classics
  14. 13. A MAD Look At Zombies
    Serge-In General Dept.
  15. 14. Drizzt Is Willing To Let The Orcs Begin A New Chapter
    The Orc King
  16. 15. Planet TAD!!!!!
    In Blog We Trust Dept.
  17. 16. Unfurl Stories Of The Great Asian Powers
    Age of Empires III
  18. 17. The Strip Club
    Pen And Stink Dept.; Pondering The Really Meaningful Stuff...; The Long And Short Of It; Elf Droppings; Jump Cut; Father Flannity's Hot Tub Confessions; Product Placement In Horror Movies; Just Below The Surface
  19. 18. Aqua Teen Hunger Force
    Zombie Ninja Pro-Am
  20. 19. The Magical Bear That Made People's Dreams Come True
    The Beast And The Brightest Dept.; MAD's Inspirational Animal Stories
  21. 20. One Day At Lincoln High
    Love Is In The Err Dept.
  22. 21. To End His Thirst For Blood, You Must Develop One Of Your Own.
    Castlevania: The Dracula X Chronicles
  23. 22. Idiotic Anti-Gun Control Arguments The NRA Hasn't Used - Yet!
    Shoot Happens Dept.
  24. 23. Season Three...What's Next?
    NBC; USA Network
  25. 24. Things That Really Get Under A Zombie's Skin
    Monsters' Gall Dept.
  26. 25. Spy Vs. Spy
    Joke And Dagger Dept.
  27. 26. What School Bus Drivers Are Doing While You're In Class!
    The Wheel World Dept.
  28. 27. 7 Periods Closer To Death
    Is That Rall There Is? Dept.
  29. 28. Battling Evil From The Sea To Outer Space
    Aquaman; The Super Powers Team
  30. 29. Millions of Trees Gave Their Lives For These Books
    MAD books
  31. 30. 1 Is Worse Than 100
    Take This Mob And Shove It Dept.
  32. 31. What The Heck Is The Difference?
    Observation Dreck Dept.
  33. 32. Strength In Numbers
    Justice League Padlocks
  34. 33. What Little Rat-Faced Chef Raked In Millions This Year?
    Mad Fold-In
  35. 34. Drawn-Out Dramas
    Marginal Thinking Dept.
  36. 35. The Shadow You Cast Is The Shadow They Fear
    Blue Dragon
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