(December 2007)

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Volume:
?
Price:
3.99 USD
Pages:
56
Indicia frequency:
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
?
Brand:
?
ISBN:
?
Barcode:
?
Editing:
John Ficarra
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

Spend The Holidays With...Lindsay! Nicole! Britney! Paris! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Richard Williams (signed)
Inks:
Richard Williams (signed)
Colors:
Richard Williams (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Lindsay Lohan; Nicole Richie; Britney Spears; Paris Hilton; Alfred E. Neuman

Indexer Notes

Parody of Norman Rockwell painting.

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.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

Departments (Table of Contents)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?; Dick DeBartolo
Pencils:
various
Inks:
various
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Alfred E. Neuman; Donald Rumsfeld
Synopsis:
Includes "An Important Message From the Editors" about safety precautions for reading MAD, to reduce the hazards of lead poisoning.

Indexer Notes

Art is from various places in the magazine. The feature "Wettysburg Address 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 / 2.53 pages (report information)

Script:
John Ficarra; Natalie Beach; Augie Kahsar; Ester O'Neile; Graham Kaletsky; John Hadden; Scott Gosar
Pencils:
Jordan Pope-Roush (photo); Scott Gosar (photo); Steve Greenberg; Bill Bramhall; Steve Macklen; ? (Clinton figure)
Inks:
Jordan Pope-Roush (photo); Scott Gosar (photo); Steve Greenberg; Bill Bramhall; Steve Macklen; ? (Clinton figure)
Colors:
Jordan Pope-Roush (photo); Scott Gosar (photo); ?
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Alfred E. Neuman; Bill English; Sam Huntington; Nick Kroll; Jeff Daniel Phillips; Black Spy; White Spy; Bill Gaines; Mark Holsman; Mahmoud Ahmadinejad; Hillary Clinton
Synopsis:
Letters, photos and fan art.

Indexer Notes

Includes cartoons reprinted from The New York Daily News; Tampa Bay Times; Ventura County Star, and a letter reprinted from Model Airplane.

Statement of Ownership (Table of Contents)

statement of ownership / 0.14 page (report information)

Script:
Paul Levitz
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

For October 4, 2007. Total paid distribution = 205,890. Owner = E. C. Publications, Inc., wholly owned by Time Warner.

[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

Appears between pages 2-3 and between pages 3-4 of letters pages.

The Joe Kubert School of Cartoon And Graphic Art, Inc. (Table of Contents)

The Joe Kubert School of Cartoon And Graphic Art, Inc. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

The Fundalini Pages (Table of Contents)

Random Acts of Mindless Dept.; Fundalini Goes To The MTV Video Music Awards; The Godfrey Report; Vey To Go!; Meet The '08 Presidential Candidates; The Sopranos Wins The Emmy; Bitterman; Political Bumper Stickers We're Sure To See; Fundalini Goes To The Em / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Britney Spears; Fred Thompson; Leona Helmsley; Larry Craig; David Chase; Joe Bitterman
Synopsis:
Various short satires of pop culture.

Indexer Notes

Contributors (roles unknown) include: John Caldwell; Matthew A. Cohen; Paul Coker; Garth Gerhart; Barry Liebmann; Hermann Mejia; Frank Santopadre; Jack Syracuse; P. C. Vey.

Bring Our Troops Home From Iran! (Table of Contents)

Alfred E. Neuman; A MAD Protest Poster / illustration / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Alfred E. Neuman

MAD Deconstructs TV Talk Shows (Table of Contents)

The Chat 'N The Stat Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Desmond Devlin
Pencils:
Sam Viviano
Inks:
Sam Viviano
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Stephen Colbert; Jon Stewart; Jimmy Neutron (cameo); Marco Crandall
Synopsis:
A look at the Colbert Report tv show.

The Ultimate in Archival Storage for Comic Books! (Table of Contents)

Mill Case / advertisement / 0.6 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Ad for plastic cases for comic book storage.

The New Magic of DrawerBoxes (Table of Contents)

DrawerBoxes / advertisement / 0.4 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Ad for storage system from The Collection Drawer Co.

Juggles (Table of Contents)

Humor In A Juggler Vein Dept. / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Mo Willems
Pencils:
Tom Bunk
Inks:
Tom Bunk
Colors:
?

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A juggler keeps adding increasingly dangerous items to his act until he chokes on an apple and the whole mess comes down on him.

Indexer Notes

Department title is wordplay on original MAD cover blurb: "Humor In A Jugular Vein."

Play Games For FREE (Table of Contents)

Gametap / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Ad for online gaming from Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.

You're Not Exactly Full of The True Spirit of Christmas If... (Table of Contents)

Totally Scrooged Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Things you might do during the Christmas season that show you're a jerk.

The Lines Are Drawn... (Table of Contents)

Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn / advertisement / 2 pages (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Ad for game from Nintendo.

Are We Winning The War On Terrorism? (Table of Contents)

Homeland Insecurity Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Barry Liebmann
Pencils:
Ward Sutton
Inks:
Ward Sutton
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Geraldo Rivera; Rudy Giulani; Donald Rumsfeld; Dick Cheney; Condolezza Rice; Osama bin Laden; George Bush
Synopsis:
Questions about the progress of the war.

The Don Martin 2008 Calendar (Table of Contents)

Week-Al Matter Dept. / illustration / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils:
Don Martin
Inks:
Don Martin
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
A calendar with some art from previous issues by Don Martin.

Indexer Notes

Includes a small promo for the book "Mad's Greatest Artists Volume One."

NEW Blose QuiteDiscomforting 3 Acoustic Noise-Cancelling Headphones (Table of Contents)

Noise Will Be Noise Dept.; A MAD Ad Parody / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
John Ficarra
Pencils:
Irving Schild (photo)
Inks:
Irving Schild (photo)
Colors:
Irving Schild (photo)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Phony ad for NEW Blose QuiteDiscomforting 3 Acoustic Noise-Cancelling Headphones.

Indexer Notes

Parody of ad for Bose QuietComfort 3 Headphones. Appears between pages of the Don Martin Calendar.

The Secret Of His Past Is The Key To The Galaxy's Future (Table of Contents)

Ratchet Clank Future / advertisement / 2 pages (report information)

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

Characters:
Ratchet
Synopsis:
Ad for game "Tools of Destruction" from Insomniac Games.

Indexer Notes

Appears between pages of the Don Martin Calendar.

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.

Indexer Notes

Appears between pages of the Don Martin Calendar.

Ways To Keep Voters Interested Until Election Day (Table of Contents)

A Case of Ballot Fatigue 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
Characters:
Hillary Clinton; Kirsti Alley; Rudy Giulani; Barack Obama; Chris Dodd; Katie Couric
Synopsis:
Goofy ways to pump up interest in the election by using television show gimmicks.

The MAD World of Family Life (Table of Contents)

Mortal Kin Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Sinberg
Pencils:
Marc Hempel
Inks:
Marc Hempel
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Mostly parents acting badly.

Monroe and...The Tutor (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Monroe; Mr. Bines; Inga; Dylan; Monroe's mother; Monroe's father; Monroe's grandfather; Charles Stingler; childlover4000; No English; Walter
Synopsis:
Monroe needs a tutor and the family finds a good one. Monroe actually passes a test but the tutor leaves due to nonpayment.

You'll Go Head Over Heels For This Issue! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Characters:
Tony Hawk
Synopsis:
House ad for latest issue of MADKids.

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.

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 consistently escapes bombardment by the Black Spy and eventually drops a bomb himself.

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:
Norman Mingo (painted, signed); ? (changes)
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Alfred E. Neuman
Synopsis:
Cover of MAD #36 with a variation to find the differences on.
Reprints: show reprint note before migration

A MAD Look At Sports Scandals (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:
Monetary, drug and criminal sports scandals.

Not So Hot Topic Catalog (Table of Contents)

The Goods, The Fads And The Ugly Dept. / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Scott Maiko; Albert Crudo (clothes stylist)
Pencils:
Irving Schild (photo)
Inks:
Irving Schild (photo)
Colors:
Irving Schild (photo)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Catalog of ugly clothes and stupid gifts.

Indexer Notes

Parody of items at Hot Topic stores.

Unlock Your Inner Hero (Table of Contents)

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

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

Characters:
Batman
Synopsis:
Ad for combination locks.

What Primitive Form of Sub-Human Life Has Recently Been Discovered? (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:
Michael Vick
Synopsis:
Answer is: Michael Vick.

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 12 different pages.

I Am Ripper, Tearer, Slasher, Teeth In The Darkness (Table of Contents)

Beowulf / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Ad for game from Ubisoft.

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Spend The Holidays With...Lindsay! Nicole! Britney! Paris!
  2. 1. Unfurl Stories Of The Great Asian Powers
    Age of Empires III
  3. 2. Departments
  4. 3. Random Samplings of Reader Mail
    Letters And Tomatoes Department
  5. 4. Statement of Ownership
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
  7. 6. Human History Just Got A Little Less Human
    Resistance Fall of Man
  8. 7. The Joe Kubert School of Cartoon And Graphic Art, Inc.
    The Joe Kubert School of Cartoon And Graphic Art, Inc.
  9. 8. The Fundalini Pages
    Random Acts of Mindless Dept.; Fundalini Goes To The MTV Video Music Awards; The Godfrey Report; Vey To Go!; Meet The '08 Presidential Candidates; The Sopranos Wins The Emmy; Bitterman; Political Bumper Stickers We're Sure To See; Fundalini Goes To The Em
  10. 9. Bring Our Troops Home From Iran!
    Alfred E. Neuman; A MAD Protest Poster
  11. 10. MAD Deconstructs TV Talk Shows
    The Chat 'N The Stat Dept.
  12. 11. The Ultimate in Archival Storage for Comic Books!
    Mill Case
  13. 12. The New Magic of DrawerBoxes
    DrawerBoxes
  14. 13. Juggles
    Humor In A Juggler Vein Dept.
  15. 14. Play Games For FREE
    Gametap
  16. 15. You're Not Exactly Full of The True Spirit of Christmas If...
    Totally Scrooged Dept.
  17. 16. The Lines Are Drawn...
    Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn
  18. 17. Are We Winning The War On Terrorism?
    Homeland Insecurity Dept.
  19. 18. The Don Martin 2008 Calendar
    Week-Al Matter Dept.
  20. 19. NEW Blose QuiteDiscomforting 3 Acoustic Noise-Cancelling Headphones
    Noise Will Be Noise Dept.; A MAD Ad Parody
  21. 20. The Secret Of His Past Is The Key To The Galaxy's Future
    Ratchet Clank Future
  22. 21. Millions of Trees Gave Their Lives For These Books
    MAD books
  23. 22. Ways To Keep Voters Interested Until Election Day
    A Case of Ballot Fatigue Dept.
  24. 23. The MAD World of Family Life
    Mortal Kin Dept.
  25. 24. Monroe and...The Tutor
    Angster's Paradise Dept.
  26. 25. You'll Go Head Over Heels For This Issue!
    MADKids
  27. 26. Empower Your Imagination
    Full Sail
  28. 27. Spy Vs. Spy
    Joke And Dagger Dept.
  29. 28. What The Heck Is The Difference?
    Observation Dreck Dept.
  30. 29. A MAD Look At Sports Scandals
    Serge-In General Dept.
  31. 30. Not So Hot Topic Catalog
    The Goods, The Fads And The Ugly Dept.
  32. 31. Unlock Your Inner Hero
    Justice League Padlocks
  33. 32. What Primitive Form of Sub-Human Life Has Recently Been Discovered?
    Mad Fold-In
  34. 33. Drawn-Out Dramas
    Marginal Thinking Dept.
  35. 34. I Am Ripper, Tearer, Slasher, Teeth In The Darkness
    Beowulf
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Peter Croome
  • Donald Dale Milne
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Terry Watkins
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Karl Wilcox
  • Donald Dale Milne