(May 2008)

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Volume:
?
Price:
4.99 USD
Pages:
52
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

Meet Mr. Roids (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

[untitled] (Table of Contents)

Professor Layton and The Curious Village / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Ad for game from Level-5 Inc. 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; Monroe; Ty Pennington; Slomantha; The Little Prince

Indexer Notes

Art is from various places in the magazine. The feature "Frodo-Shop 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 / 2.67 pages (report information)

Script:
John Ficarra; Ralph Marston; Chris Behen; Mor Weinberger; Paz Weinberger; Mike Parker; Cyndi Parker; Andi Person; Derek Parks; Peter Carter; Nick Acquadro
Pencils:
? (photo); Peter Carter (photo); Nick Acquadro (photo)
Inks:
? (photo); Peter Carter (photo); Nick Acquadro (photo)
Colors:
? (photo); Peter Carter (photo); Nick Acquadro (photo)
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Ozzy Osbourne
Synopsis:
Letters, photos and fan art.

Indexer Notes

Includes information about the International Spy Museum in Washington, DC, because it features Spy vs. Spy items in the gift shop. Also includes a correction to the list of "Friends of Minkey-Lini" in issue #488, noting that Dick DeBartolo's credit had been omitted.

An Important Message From MAD's Director of Business & Development (Table of Contents)

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

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

Characters:
Jeffrey Lozenge
Synopsis:
A message on skin ointments.

Indexer Notes

House ad for Mad subscriptions; #9 in a series. Appears between pages 1-2 of letters column.

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

Indexer Notes

Ad for the following MAD books: Spy Vs. Spy 2; MAD About Star Wars; The MAD War on Bush; The Completely MAD Don Martin. Appears between pages 2-3 of letters column.

[untitled] (Table of Contents)

credits / 0.33 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction

Subscribe to MAD Classics...and Own This MAD Classic! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Indexer Notes

Shows covers to several issues of MAD Classics and also MAD #166.

The Fundalini Pages (Table of Contents)

Random Acts of Mindless Dept.; The Fast 5; Melvin & Jenkins; Bitterman; Less Popular Conspiracy Theories; What If...?; Lelievre and Let Leilevre; How To Tell A Terrorist From A Regular Schmoe / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; satire-parody
Characters:
Fidel Castro; Barack Obama; Oprah Winfrey; Melvin; Jenkins; Loch Ness Monster; Idi Amin; Dick Cheney; Ulysses S. Grant; Joe Bitterman; Rachel; Nick
Synopsis:
Various short satires of pop culture.

Indexer Notes

Contributors (roles unknown) include: Peter Bagge; Tom Bunk; Desmond Devlin; Garth Gerhart; Jeff Kruse; Jacob Lambert; Glen LeLievre; Hermann Mejia; Kevin Popo

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 #326 with a variation to find the differences on.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Answer included.

Slomantha? Who Cares! (Table of Contents)

Milking Amnesia Dept. / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Slomantha; Derek Shepherd; Slomantha's mother; Slomantha's father; Slomantha's ex-best friend; Flank; Demeana; Odd; Earl
Synopsis:
The setup and a typical day in Slomantha's life with amnesia.

Indexer Notes

Parody of the tv show "Samantha Who?"

An AT&T Commercial We'd Like To See (Table of Contents)

Cell Phonies Dept. / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Desmond Devlin
Pencils:
Drew Friedman
Inks:
Drew Friedman
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Roger Clemens; Andy Pettitte
Synopsis:
Roger's call drops Andy's replies, causing Roger to think he's in the clear with Congress.

Indexer Notes

Parody of AT&T commercials where important details of calls over competitors' networks are lost.

Other Kids Book Scerets Revealed Now That Dumbledore Has Been Outed (Table of Contents)

Crass of Characters Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Jeff Kruse
Pencils:
Gary Hallgren
Inks:
Gary Hallgren
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Clifford The Big Red Dog; Thomas The Tank Engine; The Hardy Boys; Encyclopedia Brown; Waldo; Captain Underpants; Willy Wonka; VeggieTales characters; The Velveteen Rabbit; The Baby-Sitters Club; Margaret; The Little Prince; The Berenstain Bears; Aslan
Synopsis:
Unknown past secrets of favorite children's book characters.

Hello, I'm Barack. And I'm H. C. (Table of Contents)

The Apple of Their Ire Dept. / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Barack Obama; Hillary Clinton
Synopsis:
Hillary is losing the election but refuses to withdraw.

Indexer Notes

Parody of Apple Computer ads where the PC makes a fool of itself.

If Different Comedians Told The Same Joke (Table of Contents)

Spiking The Punchline Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Harrison Greenbaum
Pencils:
Jason Seiler
Inks:
Jason Seiler
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Dane Cook; Jay Leno; Larry The Cable Guy; Bill Maher; Carlos Mencia; Ellen DeGeneres; Lewis Black
Synopsis:
The old joke, "Why did the chicken cross the road?", as it might be told by various comedians.

Indexer Notes

Similar bit in MAD #77 (March 1963), "If Five Comic Strip Cartoonists Interpreted The Age-Old Riddle, "Why did the chicken cross the road?""

Bad News Bare-Asses (Table of Contents)

A MAD Pull-out Poster; Needles And Sins Dept. / illustration / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Roger Clemens; Andy Pettitte; Brian McNamee; Eric Gagne; Sammy Sosa; Miguel Tejada; Barry Bonds
Synopsis:
Phony movie ad for movie about Major League Baseball's drug-using rule-breakers.

MADKids On Sale Now! (Table of Contents)

MADKids / promo (ad from the publisher) / 2 pages (report information)

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

Characters:
Miley Cyrus; Black Spy; White Spy; Mario; Willy Nilly
Synopsis:
Various pages from recent MADKids issues.

Indexer Notes

House ad for MADKids current issue and subscriptions.

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

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

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Tad; Miss Engel; Ben Irvin; Mike Fine; Noah Simon; Jay Shepard; Abigail Wallace; Fred Carter; Eddie Lee; Chuck
Synopsis:
Tad ends up as the only boy in a school play.

A MAD Look At Doctors (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:
A look at problems doctors face.

MAD's Do-It-Yourself 24 Season 7 Plotline (Table of Contents)

Bauer Outtage Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Darren Johnson
Pencils:
Rick Tulka
Inks:
Rick Tulka
Colors:
Wildstorm FX
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Jack Bauer; Hillary Clinton; Norbit; Don Imus; Indiana Jones; Chloe; Oprah Winfrey
Synopsis:
Pieces of 24 plots and other junk, categorized so the reader can assemble several possible plotlines.

Indexer Notes

Parody of tv show "24."

Signs You've Chosen The Wrong Spring Break Destination (Table of Contents)

Mistake A Vacation Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Lame and horrible things that could go wrong on a spring break vacation.

Spy Vs. Spy (Table of Contents)

Joke And Dagger Dept. / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Peter Kuper
Pencils:
Peter Kuper
Inks:
Peter Kuper
Colors:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Black Spy; White Spy
Synopsis:
The Black spy feigns superstitious behavior and the White Spy sets a trap to take advantage of that, but the Black Spy springs one on him instead.

Monroe and...Extreme Makeover (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; Monroe's mother; Monroe's father; Monroe's grandfather; Ty Pennington; Javier
Synopsis:
Monroe's mother gets the house on the tv show Extreme Home Makeover. Monroe stays to work with the construction crew, ruptures a gas line that is not repaired properly, and the house explodes just after the makeover is completed.

Hello, I'm Barack. And I'm H. C. (Table of Contents)

Apple of Our Ire Dept. / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Barack Obama; Hillary Clinton
Synopsis:
Hillary has received fewer votes but insists she's ahead anyway.

Indexer Notes

Parody of Apple Computer ads where the PC makes a fool of itself.

MAD's Washed-Up Lost Outakes (Table of Contents)

Plane Nonsense Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Hurley
Synopsis:
TV show "Lost" stills with fake dialog.

Things We'll Probably Overhear At The Upcoming Barry Bonds Trial... (Table of Contents)

A Poke In The Lie Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Jeff Kruse
Pencils:
Paul Coker
Inks:
Paul Coker
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Barry Bonds
Synopsis:
One-liners that fit a circus trial atmosphere.

The Potty Starts Here! (Table of Contents)

Shin Chan / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Ad for DVD of Season One, from Usui Yoshito and Funimation Entertainment.

Where Does Everyone Agree The Level of Patient Care Is Deplorable? (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:
Dr. Phil McGraw
Synopsis:
Answer is: Dr. Phil's show.

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 13 different pages.

Ninja Gaiden II (Table of Contents)

Ninja Gaiden II / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Ad for game from Temco Ltd.

Indexer Notes

On back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Meet Mr. Roids
    Alfred E. Neuman
  2. 1. [untitled]
    Professor Layton and The Curious Village
  3. 2. Departments
    Table of Contents
  4. 3. Random Samplings of Reader Mail
    Letters And Tomatoes Department
  5. 4. An Important Message From MAD's Director of Business & Development
    Mad Magazine
  6. 5. Millions of Trees Gave Their Lives For These Books
    MAD books
  7. 6. [untitled]
  8. 7. Subscribe to MAD Classics...and Own This MAD Classic!
    MAD Classics
  9. 8. The Fundalini Pages
    Random Acts of Mindless Dept.; The Fast 5; Melvin & Jenkins; Bitterman; Less Popular Conspiracy Theories; What If...?; Lelievre and Let Leilevre; How To Tell A Terrorist From A Regular Schmoe
  10. 9. What The Heck Is The Difference?
    Observation Dreck Dept.
  11. 10. Slomantha? Who Cares!
    Milking Amnesia Dept.
  12. 11. An AT&T Commercial We'd Like To See
    Cell Phonies Dept.
  13. 12. Other Kids Book Scerets Revealed Now That Dumbledore Has Been Outed
    Crass of Characters Dept.
  14. 13. Hello, I'm Barack. And I'm H. C.
    The Apple of Their Ire Dept.
  15. 14. If Different Comedians Told The Same Joke
    Spiking The Punchline Dept.
  16. 15. Bad News Bare-Asses
    A MAD Pull-out Poster; Needles And Sins Dept.
  17. 16. MADKids On Sale Now!
    MADKids
  18. 17. Planet TAD!!!!!
    In Blog We Trust Dept.
  19. 18. A MAD Look At Doctors
    Serge-In General Dept.
  20. 19. MAD's Do-It-Yourself 24 Season 7 Plotline
    Bauer Outtage Dept.
  21. 20. Signs You've Chosen The Wrong Spring Break Destination
    Mistake A Vacation Dept.
  22. 21. Spy Vs. Spy
    Joke And Dagger Dept.
  23. 22. Monroe and...Extreme Makeover
    Angster's Paradise Dept.
  24. 23. Hello, I'm Barack. And I'm H. C.
    Apple of Our Ire Dept.
  25. 24. MAD's Washed-Up Lost Outakes
    Plane Nonsense Dept.
  26. 25. Things We'll Probably Overhear At The Upcoming Barry Bonds Trial...
    A Poke In The Lie Dept.
  27. 26. The Potty Starts Here!
    Shin Chan
  28. 27. Where Does Everyone Agree The Level of Patient Care Is Deplorable?
    Mad Fold-In
  29. 28. Drawn-Out Dramas
    Marginal Thinking Dept.
  30. 29. Ninja Gaiden II
    Ninja Gaiden II
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • 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