(February 2008)

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Price:
4.99 USD
Pages:
60
Indicia frequency:
monthly
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

Issue Notes

Issue page count includes an 8-page insert special advertising section "MAD Presents The Whitest Kids U' Know", printed on heavier paper.


Our Guarantee (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Alfred E. Neuman

Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (Table of Contents)

Terminator / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Sarah Connor
Synopsis:
Ad for tv show on Fox Network.

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; Bore Growls; Black Spy

Indexer Notes

Art is excerpts from this issue.

Random Samplings of Reader Mail (Table of Contents)

Letters and Tomatoes Dept. / letters page / 2.67 pages (report information)

Script:
John Ficarra; Paul Roberts; Robert Schuster; Angela Liewen; Jeffrey Pearson; Richard Thompson; Gorjan Veletic; Robert Clemons; Ashley Davie
Pencils:
Jeffrey Pearson (photo); Mike Proia (photo); Joseph Mehr (photo); Barry Fries (photo); Ashley Davie (photo)
Inks:
Jeffrey Pearson (photo); Mike Proia (photo); Joseph Mehr (photo); Barry Fries (photo); Ashley Davie (photo)
Colors:
Jeffrey Pearson (photo); Mike Proia (photo); Joseph Mehr (photo); Barry Fries (photo); Ashley Davie (photo)
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Alfred E. Neuman; Sophia (of Kid Nation); Angela-Jo Griffin [as White Spy]; Jennifer Mawhinney [as Black Spy]; Al Jaffee; Ashley Davie
Synopsis:
Letters, photos and fan art.

15 Years. 15 Superstars. (Table of Contents)

WWE presents Raw / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Ad for music CD.

Indexer Notes

Appears between pages 1-2 of Letters 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 Paramount Pictures and Shangri-la Entertainment.

Indexer Notes

Appears between pages 2-3 of Letters pages.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

credits / 0.33 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

They've Made Our World Their Battleground (Table of Contents)

Dragon Wars / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Ad for game from Younggu Art Co, Ltd. and Sony.

The Fundalini Pages (Table of Contents)

The Fundalini Pages; Things You Don't Want To Hear From a High School Guidance Counselor; Better Endings To Fairy Tales Than "Happily Ever After"; Least E-mailed Articles; The 3 Biggest Lies!!; Modern Heart Pendants; Meet The '08 Presidential Candidates; / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Dennis Kucinich; Al Gore; George Bush
Synopsis:
Various short satires of pop culture.

Indexer Notes

Contributors (roles unknown) include: Charles Akins; Peter Bagge; Scott Bricher; Tom Bunk; John Caldwell; Paul Coker; Desmond Devlin; Darren Johnson; Jeff Kruse; Jacob Lambert; Jack Syracuse; Sumukh Torgalkar; P. C. Vey.

The War Of The Future Begins Today (Table of Contents)

Frontlines Fuel of War / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Ad for game from THQ, Inc. and Kaos Studios.

George W. Bush "Spins" His Final State Of The Union Address (Table of Contents)

True Wrongs Don't Make A Right Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Jacobs
Pencils:
Ward Sutton
Inks:
Ward Sutton
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Bill Clinton; Hillary Clinton; John Kerry; Barack Obama; Al Gore; Dick Cheney; George Bush; Nancy Pelosi; Condolezza Rice; George H. W. Bush; Barbara Bush; Laura Bush; Karl Rove
Synopsis:
Parody of President Bush's final State of The Union address, noting supposed highlights of his presidency.

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 Black Spy fools the White Spy into thinking he can follow him into the air by filling helium ballons from a tank that is actually an H-bomb.

Snappy Answers To Stupid Questions (Table of Contents)

All Jaffee Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Al Jaffee
Pencils:
Al Jaffee
Inks:
Al Jaffee
Colors:
Ryan Flanders
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
More stupid answers to stupid questions.

Zeroes (Table of Contents)

A Mad Political Poster / illustration / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
John McCain; Hillary Clinton; Fred Thompson; Barack Obama; Dennis Kucinich; Mitt Romney; John Edwards; Rudy Giuliani; Bill Richardson; Mike Huckabee; Ron Paul; Joe Lieberman
Synopsis:
A poster of the presidential candidates arranged in a still photo from the tv show Heroes, with the headline "Ignore the Candidates, Save The World."

Sergio Aragonès Presents A Mad Look at Death (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Sergio Aragonès
Pencils:
Sergio Aragonès
Inks:
Sergio Aragonès
Colors:
Tom Luth
Letters:
Sergio Aragonès

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Unusual causes of death and things that can go wrong when you try to cheat death.
Reprints: show reprint note before migration

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.

MAD Presents The Whitest Kids U'Know (Table of Contents)

The Whitest Kids U'Know / advertisement / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Dick DeBartolo
Pencils:
Mark Fredrickson; Hermann Mejia; Jack Syracuse; Tom Bunk; Drew Friedman; Tom Richmond; ? (photo)
Inks:
Mark Fredrickson; Hermann Mejia; Jack Syracuse; Tom Bunk; Drew Friedman; Tom Richmond; ? (photo)
Colors:
?; ? (photo)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Trevor Moore; Zach Cregger; Timmy Willimas; Sam Brown; Darren Trumeter, Jr.; Anne; Commander Livingston
Synopsis:
Advertisement for tv series from Independent Film Channel (IFC), presented as a humor magazine sytled after MAD

Indexer Notes

Bound into center of issue.

Monroe And...The Recall (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; Dylan; Monroe's mother; Monroe's father; Monroe's grandfather
Synopsis:
Monroe's grandfather destroys everything in the house that was made in China, including Monroe's childhood toys, after hearing about a product recall.

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

When The Morbidly Obese Go Bad (Table of Contents)

Fats All, Folks! Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Things that might happen if the obese used their weight and size to make life miserable for others.

MAD's Juvenile Kid Nation Outtakes (Table of Contents)

No Child Left Behind The Scenes Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Stills from the tv show "Kid Nation" with fake dialog.

The Black Pearl (Table of Contents)

Hawthorne Village / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Capt. Jack Sparrow
Synopsis:
Ad for Ghost Ship Collection featuring characters from Disney's Pirates of The Caribbean.

Every Issue Of MAD Magazine on 1 DVD! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Characters:
Alfred E. Neuman
Synopsis:
Ad for DVD of MAD Magazines.

The Strip Club (Table of Contents)

Pen And Stink Dept.; Eek!; The Legendary Deliveries of Pete Zahn; Fantabula Man; Whoops; The Machine That Travels Through Time; Just Below The Surface; It Only Hurts When I Laugh / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Scott Nickell; John Kovaleski; Ted Rall; Stan Arrowood; Joey Sayers; Douglas Paszkiewicz; Christopher Baldwin
Pencils:
Scott Nickell; John Kovaleski; Ted Rall; Stan Arrowood; Joey Sayers; Douglas Paszkiewicz; Christopher Baldwin
Inks:
Scott Nickell; John Kovaleski; Ted Rall; Stan Arrowood; Joey Sayers; Douglas Paszkiewicz; Christopher Baldwin
Colors:
?
Letters:
Scott Nickell; John Kovaleski; Ted Rall; Stan Arrowood; Joey Sayers; Douglas Paszkiewicz; Christopher Baldwin

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Fantabulaman [Dan Hack aka. Buzzman]
Synopsis:
The Fantabulaman strip tells his origin, revealing his given name.

Indexer Notes

A collection of comic strips.

A Thousand Years of Memories Lost. It's Time To Discover Them. (Table of Contents)

Lost Odyssey / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Ad for game from Mistwalker and Microsoft.

Happy Hour Candidate Rundown (Table of Contents)

Political Drink Tank Dept. / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Ted Rall
Pencils:
Ted Rall
Inks:
Ted Rall
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ted Rall

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Rudy Giuliani; Barack Obama; John Edwards; John McCain; Hillary Clinton; Dennis Kucinich
Synopsis:
Thoughts on what the presidential candidates would say if they had a few too many beers with you.

Man Vs. Wild...At The Mall (Table of Contents)

Shop Goes The Weasel Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
David Shayne
Pencils:
Herman Mejia
Inks:
Herman Mejia
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Bore Growls; mall cop
Synopsis:
Parody of tv show, showing wilderness survival skills (mis)applied to a shopping mall.

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

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Mort Drucker (signed)
Inks:
Mort Drucker (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
The Clintstones; Alfred E. Neuman
Synopsis:
Cover of MAD #331 with a variation to find the differences on.
Reprints: show reprint note before migration

The Epic Adventure Comes To Life In This First-Ever Feature-Length DVD! (Table of Contents)

Dragonlance / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Ad for DVD from Filmproduktions GmbH & Co.

What Unqualified, Smug Goofball Was, Thankfully, Banned From Running For President In 2008? (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:
George W. Bush
Synopsis:
Answer is: George W. Bush.

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 15 different pages.

Hunger Gets What Hunger Wants (Table of Contents)

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

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

Synopsis:
Ad for hot dogs.

Indexer Notes

back cover

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Our Guarantee
    Alfred E. Neuman
  2. 1. Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles
    Terminator
  3. 2. Departments
    Table of Contents
  4. 3. Random Samplings of Reader Mail
    Letters and Tomatoes Dept.
  5. 4. 15 Years. 15 Superstars.
    WWE presents Raw
  6. 5. I Am Ripper, Tearer, Slasher, Teeth In The Darkness
    Beowulf
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
  8. 7. They've Made Our World Their Battleground
    Dragon Wars
  9. 8. The Fundalini Pages
    The Fundalini Pages; Things You Don't Want To Hear From a High School Guidance Counselor; Better Endings To Fairy Tales Than "Happily Ever After"; Least E-mailed Articles; The 3 Biggest Lies!!; Modern Heart Pendants; Meet The '08 Presidential Candidates;
  10. 9. The War Of The Future Begins Today
    Frontlines Fuel of War
  11. 10. George W. Bush "Spins" His Final State Of The Union Address
    True Wrongs Don't Make A Right Dept.
  12. 11. Spy Vs. Spy
    Joke And Dagger Dept.
  13. 12. Snappy Answers To Stupid Questions
    All Jaffee Dept.
  14. 13. Zeroes
    A Mad Political Poster
  15. 14. Sergio Aragonès Presents A Mad Look at Death
    Serge-In General Dept.
  16. 15. Millions Of Trees Gave Their Lives For These Books
    MAD books
  17. 16. MAD Presents The Whitest Kids U'Know
    The Whitest Kids U'Know
  18. 17. Monroe And...The Recall
    Angster's Paradise Dept.
  19. 18. Own A Piece Of MAD History!
    Mad Magazine
  20. 19. When The Morbidly Obese Go Bad
    Fats All, Folks! Dept.
  21. 20. MAD's Juvenile Kid Nation Outtakes
    No Child Left Behind The Scenes Dept.
  22. 21. The Black Pearl
    Hawthorne Village
  23. 22. Every Issue Of MAD Magazine on 1 DVD!
    Absolutely MAD
  24. 23. The Strip Club
    Pen And Stink Dept.; Eek!; The Legendary Deliveries of Pete Zahn; Fantabula Man; Whoops; The Machine That Travels Through Time; Just Below The Surface; It Only Hurts When I Laugh
  25. 24. A Thousand Years of Memories Lost. It's Time To Discover Them.
    Lost Odyssey
  26. 25. Happy Hour Candidate Rundown
    Political Drink Tank Dept.
  27. 26. Man Vs. Wild...At The Mall
    Shop Goes The Weasel Dept.
  28. 27. What The Heck Is The Difference?
    Observation Dreck Dept.
  29. 28. The Epic Adventure Comes To Life In This First-Ever Feature-Length DVD!
    Dragonlance
  30. 29. What Unqualified, Smug Goofball Was, Thankfully, Banned From Running For President In 2008?
    Mad Fold-In
  31. 30. Drawn-Out Dramas
    Marginal Thinking Dept.
  32. 31. Hunger Gets What Hunger Wants
    Ball Park Franks
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Lou Mazzella
  • Donald Dale Milne
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Terry Watkins
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Karl Wilcox
  • Donald Dale Milne