(September 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

Yes We Can't (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 [as Alfred E. Obama]

Wrestling So Real You Feel Pain (Table of Contents)

TNA Impact! / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Ad for game from Midway Studios.

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; Amy Winehouse; Indiana Jones; Black Spy; Trumpkin

Indexer Notes

Art is from various places in the magazine. The feature "Hitting The Snail On The Head Department" is phony and does not actually appear in the issue.

Random Samplings of Reader Mail (Table of Contents)

Letters And Tomatoes Department / comic story / 3.67 pages (report information)

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

Characters:
Alfred E. Neuman; Kal Penn

Indexer Notes

Letters, photos and fan art from: Josh Drubin; Izzy Grinspan; Andy Selsberg; josh Kimberlin; Matthew Zarr; Rev. John R. Haas; Abigail Garfinkle; Daniel Mardirosian; James Nolan; Vinnie Klement; Yahawa AshaquaAmy Miller; Miles Robicheaux; Victoria Salvati; Tim Caswell; Leo Traub; Emil Bubala; Anthony Zambrano; Kyle Monk; Devon Thorne; Ed Meisinger; Michael Schnell; Emily Brookstein

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

credits / 0.33 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction

Win A Trip To Japan! (Table of Contents)

Jump Festa / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Ad for Shonen Jump convention by Viz Media. Appears between pages 1-2 of letters pages.

Heck (Table of Contents)

Heck: Where The Bad Kids Go / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Ad for book from Random House Children's Books. Appears between pages 3-4 of letters pages.

The Fundalini Pages (Table of Contents)

Random Acts of Mindless Dept.; Ways To Avoid Paying To Check A Suitcase When You Fly; Calvin And Jobs; Pull My Cheney!; The Godfrey Report; Celebrity Cause-of-Death Betting Odds; Dregslist; Rejected Comic Strips; Amnesia Cop; Don Sequitur / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
?; Dick DeBartolo; Jacob Lambert
Pencils:
?; Rick Tulka; Tom Cheney; Gary Hallgren
Inks:
?; Rick Tulka; Tom Cheney; Gary Hallgren
Colors:
?
Letters:
?; typeset

Genre:
humor; satire-parody
Characters:
Calvin; Steve Jobs; Miley Cyrus; Grant Dullard; Don Sequitur
Synopsis:
Various short satires of pop culture.

Indexer Notes

Contributors (roles unknown) include: Peter Bagge; Zachary Baldus; Tom Cheney; Dick DeBartolo; Jonathan Edwards; Gary Hallgren; Darren Johnson; Jeff Kruse; Jacob Lambert; Joe Quinones; Rick Tulka

The 46-Year-Old Political Virgin (Table of Contents)

A Mad Political Poster; Rookie Monster Dept. / illustration / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Barack Obama

Inadiaper Jones And The Kingdom of The Creative Dry Spell (Table of Contents)

An Indy Film Dept. / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Inbanana Jones; Ireeka Shpilkis; Muck Wilson; Marryin Ravingwood; Mack McHeel; Charles Steerforth; Lox Loxley
Synopsis:
Inbanana and company bumble throught the jungle to his marriage.

Indexer Notes

The Indiana Jones character's name changes everytime it's used, comprising the following: Inadiaper Jones; Inbanana Jones; Influenza Jones; Incontinent Jones; Incompetent Jones; Inadequate Jones; Indigestion Jones; Incorrigible Jones; Inanimate Jones; Inconsistent Jones

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:
Adam Jones
Synopsis:
Ad for AST Dew Tour tv show series.

A Mad Look At Summer Fun (Table of Contents)

Serge-In General Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Things that can go wrong with summer fun.

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.

Amy (Table of Contents)

Crack Is Aack! Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Amy Winehouse
Synopsis:
Parody strips in the style of Cathy.

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

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

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Rex [Mr. Kensington]; Hamburger Helper Hand
Synopsis:
A month in the life of Tad, as he finds and cares for a lost dog.

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:
Two strips. In the first, the Black Spy is captured by a rocket he attempts to steal from the White Spy. In the second, the White Spy is attacked by a bird that was disguised as the Black Spy.

In Stores This Week! (Table of Contents)

A MAD Ad Parody; Sloppy Disc Dept. / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
A fake ad for a music CD.

Monroe and...The New Phone (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; Monroe's mother; Monroe's father; Monroe's grandfather; Phone Company Frank; Walter; Mr. Bines; Cameron Shnivle
Synopsis:
A phone company erects a cell tower in Monroe's yard and gives the family top-of-the-line phones as payment. As usual, Monroe has a great time for awhile until everything falls apart.

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 space travel.

Indexer Notes

House ad for Mad subscriptions; #19 in a series.

When The Recession Hits Funeral Homes (Table of Contents)

The High Corpse of Living 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
Synopsis:
Extreme examples of funeral homes' money-saving efforts.

MAD Heads For The Hills Outtakes (Table of Contents)

Lauren Order Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody

Indexer Notes

Stills from the tv show "The Hills" with fake dialog.

The MAD World of Travel (Table of Contents)

Trip Tease Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Several gags on travel subjects.

No Country For Old Man (Table of Contents)

A Mad Political Poster; Leave It To Geezer Dept. / illustration / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
John McCain

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:
JAck Black; Alfred E. Neuman; White Spy Jr.; Black Spy Jr.

Indexer Notes

House ad for MADKids magazine, showing several features from the next issue.

The Chronic-Ills of Yawnia Prince Thespian (Table of Contents)

Whose Lion Is It Anyway? Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Dick DeBartolo
Pencils:
Mort Drucker
Inks:
Mort Drucker
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Loosely; Deadmund; Snoozen; Peeper; Prince Thespian; Pumpkin; Triflehunter; Redo-Cheep; King MyAss; Grumpy (cameo); Dopey (cameo); Aslan; George W. Bush (cameo)
Synopsis:
The children and Prince Thespian defeat the forces of King MyAss.

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

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

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Cover of MAD #229 with a variation to find the differences on.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Answer included.

What Horrific Disaster Is Leaving Many Experts Feeling Bewildered And Helpless? (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:
Amy Winehouse
Synopsis:
Answer is: Amy Winehouse

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 17 different pages.

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. On back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Yes We Can't
    Alfred E. Neuman
  2. 1. Wrestling So Real You Feel Pain
    TNA Impact!
  3. 2. Departments
    Table of Contents
  4. 3. Random Samplings of Reader Mail
    Letters And Tomatoes Department
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
  6. 5. Win A Trip To Japan!
    Jump Festa
  7. 6. Heck
    Heck: Where The Bad Kids Go
  8. 7. The Fundalini Pages
    Random Acts of Mindless Dept.; Ways To Avoid Paying To Check A Suitcase When You Fly; Calvin And Jobs; Pull My Cheney!; The Godfrey Report; Celebrity Cause-of-Death Betting Odds; Dregslist; Rejected Comic Strips; Amnesia Cop; Don Sequitur
  9. 8. The 46-Year-Old Political Virgin
    A Mad Political Poster; Rookie Monster Dept.
  10. 9. Inadiaper Jones And The Kingdom of The Creative Dry Spell
    An Indy Film Dept.
  11. 10. AST Dew Tour
    NBC; USA Network
  12. 11. A Mad Look At Summer Fun
    Serge-In General Dept.
  13. 12. Millions of Trees Gave Their Lives For These Books
    MAD books
  14. 13. Amy
    Crack Is Aack! Dept.
  15. 14. Planet TAD!!!!!
    In Blog We Trust Dept.
  16. 15. Spy Vs. Spy
    Joke And Dagger Dept.
  17. 16. In Stores This Week!
    A MAD Ad Parody; Sloppy Disc Dept.
  18. 17. Monroe and...The New Phone
    Angster's Paradise Dept.
  19. 18. An Important Message From MAD's Director of Business & Development
    Mad Magazine
  20. 19. When The Recession Hits Funeral Homes
    The High Corpse of Living Dept.
  21. 20. MAD Heads For The Hills Outtakes
    Lauren Order Dept.
  22. 21. The MAD World of Travel
    Trip Tease Dept.
  23. 22. No Country For Old Man
    A Mad Political Poster; Leave It To Geezer Dept.
  24. 23. MADKids On Sale Now!
    MADKids
  25. 24. The Chronic-Ills of Yawnia Prince Thespian
    Whose Lion Is It Anyway? Dept.
  26. 25. What The Heck Is The Difference?
    Observation Dreck Dept.
  27. 26. What Horrific Disaster Is Leaving Many Experts Feeling Bewildered And Helpless?
    Mad Fold-In
  28. 27. Drawn-Out Dramas
    Marginal Thinking Dept.
  29. 28. What's Within Your Soul?
    Soulcalibur IV
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