(August 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

Issue Notes

ISSN 0024 9319


We Cover This Summer's Super Heroes! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Alfred E. Neuman; The Hulk; Iron Man; Hancock; Hellboy
Reprints:

What's Within Your Soul? (Table of Contents)

Soulcalibur IV / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Yoda; Darth Vader

Indexer Notes

Ad for game from Namco Bandai and Lucasfilms.

Departments (Table of Contents)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Alfred E. Neuman; Ironic Man; Calvin; Jobs

Indexer Notes

Art is from various places in the magazine. The feature "The Good Tumor Man 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
Pencils:
David Folkman (photo)
Inks:
David Folkman (photo)
Colors:
David Folkman (photo)
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Alfred E. Neuman; Hulk Hogan; Al Jaffee; Joyce Jaffee; Sam Viviano; Sergio Aragones; Jack Davis
Synopsis:
Photos of persons noted as Characters.

Indexer Notes

Letters, photos and fan art from: Adam Gallucci; Jeff Robertson; Jeremy Boutin; Justin Allen; Jake Rice; George Brewster; Jens Holdam; Richard Rasheed; Michael McClintock. Includes promo for special edition of MAD at San Diego Comic-Con.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

credits / 0.33 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction

From Comic Book Pages to Television... (Table of Contents)

Witchblade; Birds of Prey / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Ad for 2 DVD collections from Warner Bros. Entertainment, Inc. Appears between pages 1-2 of letters pages.

Born To Be Heroes (Table of Contents)

Quantum Prophecy / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Ad for books from Penguin Young Readers Group. Appears between pages 2-3 of letters pages.

AST Dew Tour (Table of Contents)

NBC; USA Network / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Anthony Napolitan
Synopsis:
Ad for AST Dew Tour tv show series.

The Fundalini Pages (Table of Contents)

Random Acts of Mindless Dept.; Are You a Celebrity Or Are You a Celebutard?; Movie Screw-Ups; The Fast 5; Plugged Nickel; Least E-Mailed Articles; The Godfrey Report; Melvin & Jenkins; Bitterman; Letters To The Editor Around America; Fundalini Goes To The / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
various
Pencils:
Scott Nickel; Rick Tulka
Inks:
Scott Nickel; Rick Tulka
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Melvin; Jenkins; John McCain; Hillary Clinton; Howard Stern; Joe Bitterman
Synopsis:
Various short satires of pop culture including a fumetti page "Fundalini Goes To The MTV Movie Awards."

Indexer Notes

Contributors (roles unknown) include: Desmond Devlin; Garth Gerhart; Dave Hanson; Darren Johnson; Jeff Kruse; Jacob Lambert; Barry Liebmann; Hermann Mejia; Scott Nickel; Kevin Pope; Jack Syracuse; Rick Tulka.

Mad's International Preview of the Beijing Olympics (Table of Contents)

Let The Games Be Grim Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Desmond Devlin
Pencils:
Tom Bunk
Inks:
Tom Bunk
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
News coverage of foreign countries' Olympic events.

The Knockout (Table of Contents)

A Mad Political Poster / illustration / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Barack Obama; Hillary Clinton; Bill Clinton

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

Indexer Notes

House ad for Mad subscriptions; #28 in a series.

Ironic, Man (Table of Contents)

Downey Syndrome Dept. / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Desmond Devlin
Pencils:
Tom Richmond
Inks:
Tom Richmond
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Phony Snark [Ironic Man]; Shlepper; Osama Bin Laden (cameo); George W. Bush (cameo); Mr. Peabody (cameo); Boy Sherman (cameo); Batman; Stan Lee; Wall-e (cameo); C3PO (cameo)
Synopsis:
Phony is injured but creates an armored suit than allows him to defeat terrorists and a traitor within his own company.
Reprints:

10 Easy Ways To Beat High Gas Prices And Increase Your Mileage (Table of Contents)

A Fuel's Errand Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Dick DeBartolo
Pencils:
Tim Hamilton
Inks:
Tim Hamilton
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
10 foolish ways to increase your gas mileage.

This Time The Secret Agent IS The Gadget (Table of Contents)

Secret Agent Clank / advertisement / 2 pages (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Ad for game from Sony.

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 uses the camouflage of the costumed characters at a comic book convention to his advantage.
Reprints:

Movie Posters For The Rest of The Movie Experience (Table of Contents)

Coming Distractions Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Russ Cooper
Pencils:
Scott Bricher
Inks:
Scott Bricher
Colors:
Scott Bricher
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
A group of fake movie-type posters for other things you experience in a movie theater.

Indexer Notes

Includes photos as base for artwork likely constructed in a Photoshop-type program.

Mad's Cocky, But Handy Hancock Outtakes (Table of Contents)

Lack of Will's Power Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Hancock

Indexer Notes

Movie stills with fake dialog.

Calvin And Jobs (Table of Contents)

Apple of Our Ire Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Jacob Lambert
Pencils:
Gary Hallgren
Inks:
Gary Hallgren
Letters:
?

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Calvin; Jobs; Moe; Calvin's mother; Calvin's father
Synopsis:
Parody strips replacing Hobbs with Steve Jobs.

John Caldwell's Field Guide to Spotting America's Most Incompetent Summer Camp Counselors (Table of Contents)

S'Morons Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A MAD look at bad camp counselors.

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.

A MAD Look At This Summer's Super Heroes (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Tony Stark; Bender; Pepper; Hancock; Batman; The Joker; Bruce Banner; Hulk; Hellboy; Tinkerbell
Synopsis:
Goofy interpretations of superhero movies.
Reprints:

Sucker City Newspaper Circular (Table of Contents)

Flyer Beware Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Horton (cameo); Roger Clemens (cameo)
Synopsis:
Fake ad to look like Circuit City newspaper circular.

The Strip Club (Table of Contents)

Pen And Stink Dept.; Me, Myself and My Puppet; Father O'Flannity's Hot Tub Confessions!!; Rob The Evil Backstabbing, Robot Temp; Scooby-Don't!; Fantabulaman / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
John Kovaleski; Keith Knight; Corey Pandolph; Jason Youngbluth; Ted Rall
Pencils:
John Kovaleski; Keith Knight; Corey Pandolph; Jason Youngbluth; Ted Rall
Inks:
John Kovaleski; Keith Knight; Corey Pandolph; Jason Youngbluth; Ted Rall
Colors:
?
Letters:
John Kovaleski; Keith Knight; Corey Pandolph; Jason Youngbluth; Ted Rall

Genre:
humor
Characters:
The Hulk [Ed Norton]; Father O'Flannity; Choirboy Timmy; Rob; Freddy; Velma; Scooby-Don't; Fantabulaman (and as Robo-Rogue); Radiationman; Snakeman
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Various cartoon strips.

When a Dream of Utopia Becomes a Nightmare,... (Table of Contents)

Naruto The Movie 2 / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Ad for DVD from Shonen Jump Home Video.

What Is The One Hero Fans Never Seem To Tire Of? (Table of Contents)

Mad Fold-In / activity / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Superman; Batman; Yoda; Iron Man; The hulk; Indiana Jones; Spider-Man
Synopsis:
Answer is: Guitar Hero.
Reprints:

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 11 different pages.

Witness Batman's Journey to The Dark Knight (Table of Contents)

Batman / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Batman

Indexer Notes

Ad for "Batman Gotham Knight" DVDs from Warner Bros. Entertainment. On back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. We Cover This Summer's Super Heroes!
    Alfred E. Neuman
  2. 1. What's Within Your Soul?
    Soulcalibur IV
  3. 2. Departments
  4. 3. Random Samplings of Reader Mail
    Letters And Tomatoes Department
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
  6. 5. From Comic Book Pages to Television...
    Witchblade; Birds of Prey
  7. 6. Born To Be Heroes
    Quantum Prophecy
  8. 7. AST Dew Tour
    NBC; USA Network
  9. 8. The Fundalini Pages
    Random Acts of Mindless Dept.; Are You a Celebrity Or Are You a Celebutard?; Movie Screw-Ups; The Fast 5; Plugged Nickel; Least E-Mailed Articles; The Godfrey Report; Melvin & Jenkins; Bitterman; Letters To The Editor Around America; Fundalini Goes To The
  10. 9. Mad's International Preview of the Beijing Olympics
    Let The Games Be Grim Dept.
  11. 10. The Knockout
    A Mad Political Poster
  12. 11. An Important Message From MAD's Director of Business & Development
    Mad Magazine
  13. 12. Ironic, Man
    Downey Syndrome Dept.
  14. 13. 10 Easy Ways To Beat High Gas Prices And Increase Your Mileage
    A Fuel's Errand Dept.
  15. 14. This Time The Secret Agent IS The Gadget
    Secret Agent Clank
  16. 15. Spy Vs. Spy
    Joke And Dagger Dept.
  17. 16. Movie Posters For The Rest of The Movie Experience
    Coming Distractions Dept.
  18. 17. Mad's Cocky, But Handy Hancock Outtakes
    Lack of Will's Power Dept.
  19. 18. Calvin And Jobs
    Apple of Our Ire Dept.
  20. 19. John Caldwell's Field Guide to Spotting America's Most Incompetent Summer Camp Counselors
    S'Morons Dept.
  21. 20. Millions of Trees Gave Their Lives For These Books
    MAD books
  22. 21. A MAD Look At This Summer's Super Heroes
    Serge-In General Dept.
  23. 22. Sucker City Newspaper Circular
    Flyer Beware Dept.
  24. 23. The Strip Club
    Pen And Stink Dept.; Me, Myself and My Puppet; Father O'Flannity's Hot Tub Confessions!!; Rob The Evil Backstabbing, Robot Temp; Scooby-Don't!; Fantabulaman
  25. 24. When a Dream of Utopia Becomes a Nightmare,...
    Naruto The Movie 2
  26. 25. What Is The One Hero Fans Never Seem To Tire Of?
    Mad Fold-In
  27. 26. Drawn-Out Dramas
    Marginal Thinking Dept.
  28. 27. Witness Batman's Journey to The Dark Knight
    Batman
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