(January 2008)

EC, 1952 Series
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Price:
4.99 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
?
ISBN:
?
Barcode:
?
Editing:
John Ficarra; Amy Vozeolas (associate editor); Dave Croatto (associate editor); Greg Leitman (associate editor)
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

Our Tribute To The Year's Biggest Idiots! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Alfred E. Neuman
Synopsis:
Alfred is trapped in a bathroom stall as a hand and foot enter from the adjacent stall...and he looks worried.

Season 1 Uncensored (Table of Contents)

The Whitest Kids U'Know / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Trevor Moore; Zach Cregger; Timmy Willimas; Sam Brown; Darren Trumeter
Synopsis:
Ad for tv series on Independent Film Channel (IFC). Mentions an upcoming special section in MAD #486.

Indexer Notes

inside front cover

Departments (Table of Contents)

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

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

Characters:
Alfred E. Neuman; Keith Richards

Indexer Notes

Art is excerpts from this issue.

Random Samplings of Reader Mail (Table of Contents)

Letters And Tomatoes Department / letters page / 2.67 pages (report information)

Script:
John Ficarra; Ross Klongerbo; Conor Burke-Smith; Nick Contino; Jordan Hull; Marco Kuipers; Zach Witt; Paul LoBue; Steve Matthews; Ben Sluggett; Reesa Woolf
Pencils:
Matt Handfield; Marco Kuipers (photo)
Inks:
Matt Handfield; Marco Kuipers (photo)
Colors:
Matt Handfield; Marco Kuipers (photo)
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Alfred E. Neuman; Nick Contino; Matt Handfield; Jim Hutchings; Darth Vader; Chewbacca; Princess Leia; Black Spy; C3PO; Lando Calrissian; Monroe; Angela Lansbury; Reese Woolf; Alec Donovan; Danielle Shusterman; Jiaying Wei; Nathaniel Stein; Mekko Harjo; Max Brunstein; Nick Danzi; Erin Dameron; Grawp
Synopsis:
Letters, photos and fan art. Includes photos of this season's MAD office interns.

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 Paramount Pictures and Shangri-la Entertainment.

Indexer Notes

Appears between pages 1-2 of Letters pages.

Free Lethal Injections...Free Black Market Brains (Table of Contents)

GameTap.com / advertisement / 2 pages (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Ad for gaming website of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.

Indexer Notes

Occupies on page on each side of page 3 of Letters.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

credits / 0.33 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

The Fundalini Pages (Table of Contents)

The Fundalini Pages; Fundalini Asks; Diary of A Wii Owner; The Fast 5; Tips To Avoid Identity Theft; Le Lievre and Let Die!; The Godfrey Report; MAD's Sketchy Comedy Outtakes From 30 Rock; Graphic Novel Review / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Prince Charles; Jenna Bush; Laura Bush; Barbara Bush; Henry Hager; Dick DeBartolo; Jerry Seinfeld; Tracy Morgan; Al Gore; Tina Fey; Alec Baldwin; Spider-Man; Aunt May
Synopsis:
Various short satires of pop culture.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Contributors (roles unknown) include: Dick DeBartolo; Desmond Devlin; Harrison Greenbaum; Glen LeLievre; Merman Mejia; Todd Nauck; Bob Staake; Don Vaughan.

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

between pages 3-4 of Fundalini Pages

The Dumbest People, Events and Things of 2007! (Table of Contents)

The MAD 20; MAD Fold-In / comic story / 23 pages (report information)

Script:
Jeff Kruse; Desmond Devlin; Dave Croatto; ?; Jacob Lambert; Scott Maiko; Matthew A. Cohen; Jason Schneider; Josh Eiserike; Nick Danzi; Al Jaffee
Pencils:
Mark Fredrickson; Mark Stutzman; ?; Gary Hallgren; Dave Croatto; Irving Schild (photos); Mort Drucker; AP/Wide World (photos); Charles Akins; Richard Williams; Tom Richmond; Herman Mejia; Drew Friedman; Scott Bricher; Steve Smallwood; Mick Coulas; Al Jaffee
Inks:
Mark Fredrickson; Mark Stutzman; ?; Gary Hallgren; Dave Croatto; Irving Schild (photos); Mort Drucker; AP/Wide World (photos); Charles Akins; Richard Williams; Tom Richmond; Herman Mejia; Drew Friedman; Scott Bricher; Steve Smallwood; Mick Coulas; Al Jaffee
Colors:
?; Irving Schild (photos); AP/Wide World (photos)
Letters:
?; typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Michael Vick; George W. Bush; Don Imus; Britney Spears; G.I. Woe; Howard K. Stern; Larry Birkhead; Judge Larry Seidlin; Paris Hilton; Lisa Marie Nowak; Isiah Washington; Tim Hardaway; Rev. Ted Haggard; Ann Coulter; Keith Richards; Scotter Libby; Tony Soprano; Dr. Jennifer Melfi; Doomsday; Gallagher; Livia Soprano; Anthony Soprano, Jr.; Mark Burnett; Charles Darwin; O. J. Simpson; Lindsay Lohan; Alberto Gonzales; Senator Larry Craig; Sanjaya Malakar
Synopsis:
Just what the title implies: a satirical look at the past year.

Own A Piece Of MAD History! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Kelly Freas (signed)
Inks:
Kelly Freas (signed)
Colors:
Kelly Freas (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Alfred E. Neuman
Synopsis:
House ad for subscriptions to MAD, with offer of a limited edition print of cover to MAD #43.
Reprints: show reprint note before migration

Indexer Notes

Between pages 3-4 of The MAD 20.

In A Universe Full of Evil, Your Nightmares Come Alive (Table of Contents)

Demonata / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Ad for series of books from Little, Brown and Company.

Indexer Notes

Between pages 6-7 of The MAD 20.

The Good News Is: I Just Got Accepted To The Kubert School! (Table of Contents)

Joe Kubert School / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Ad for Joe Kubert School of Cartoon And Graphic Art, Inc.

Indexer Notes

Between pages 9-10 of The MAD 20.

Shtoink! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Synopsis:
House ad for latest issue of MAD Classics magazine.

Empower Your Imagination (Table of Contents)

Full Sail / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Ad for school of computer animation.

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:
? (photo)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Tad; Mr. Campbell; Doug Spivak; Chet; Julie Underhill; Aaron Reynolds
Synopsis:
Tad relates the problems of his school's Secret Santa Christmas gift giving.

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:
Peter Kuper

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Black Spy; White Spy
Synopsis:
There are 2 stories. In the first, The White Spy is killed by guillotine-like falling blades. In the second, the epaulets on a coat kill the Black Spy.

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

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

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

Characters:
Alfred E. Neuman
Synopsis:
Cover of MAD #276 with a variation to find the differences on.
Reprints: show reprint note before migration

A MAD Look At Dancing With The Stars (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 on the tv show.

In The Battle of Good Vs. Evil Not All Will Survive (Table of Contents)

Harry Potter / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Harry Potter; Lord Voldemort; Ron Weasley; Hermione; Lucius Malfoy; Draco Malfoy
Synopsis:
Ad for movie on DVD from Warner Bros. Entertainment, Inc.

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
Colors:
?

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

Gags appear on 5 different pages.

Hunger Gets What Hunger Wants (Table of Contents)

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

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

Synopsis:
Ad for hot dogs.

Indexer Notes

back cover

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Our Tribute To The Year's Biggest Idiots!
    Alfred E. Neuman
  2. 1. Season 1 Uncensored
    The Whitest Kids U'Know
  3. 2. Departments
  4. 3. Random Samplings of Reader Mail
    Letters And Tomatoes Department
  5. 4. I Am Ripper, Tearer, Slasher, Teeth In The Darkness
    Beowulf
  6. 5. Free Lethal Injections...Free Black Market Brains
    GameTap.com
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
  8. 7. The Fundalini Pages
    The Fundalini Pages; Fundalini Asks; Diary of A Wii Owner; The Fast 5; Tips To Avoid Identity Theft; Le Lievre and Let Die!; The Godfrey Report; MAD's Sketchy Comedy Outtakes From 30 Rock; Graphic Novel Review
  9. 8. Millions Of Trees Gave Their Lives For These Books
    MAD Books
  10. 9. The Dumbest People, Events and Things of 2007!
    The MAD 20; MAD Fold-In
  11. 10. Own A Piece Of MAD History!
    Mad Magazine
  12. 11. In A Universe Full of Evil, Your Nightmares Come Alive
    Demonata
  13. 12. The Good News Is: I Just Got Accepted To The Kubert School!
    Joe Kubert School
  14. 13. Shtoink!
    MAD Classics
  15. 14. Empower Your Imagination
    Full Sail
  16. 15. Planet Tad!!!!!
    In Blog We Trust Dept.
  17. 16. Spy Vs. Spy
    Joke And Dagger Dept.
  18. 17. What The Heck Is The Difference?
    Observation Dreck Dept.
  19. 18. A MAD Look At Dancing With The Stars
    Serge-In General Dept.
  20. 19. In The Battle of Good Vs. Evil Not All Will Survive
    Harry Potter
  21. 20. Drawn-Out Dramas
    Marginal Thinking Dept.
  22. 21. 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