(November 2008)

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Volume:
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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 024 9319


"Comedy Before Country" Election Issue (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Alfred E. Neuman

Sexdrive (Table of Contents)

Sexdrive / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Ad for the movie by Summit Entertainment. On 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; The Joker; John McCain

Indexer Notes

Art is from various places in the magazine. The feature "Why So Sirius? 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:
?; ? (photo)
Inks:
?; ? (photo)
Colors:
?; ? (photo)
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Alfred E. Neuman; Black Spy; White Spy; Bill Clinton; Jacobus Dixon; Michael Grinspan; Matt Lassen; Jon Marquis; Aaron Sidorov; Laurie Sanford; Erin Miller
Synopsis:
Photos of MAD interns.

Indexer Notes

Letters, photos and fan art from : Griffin Benzel; Andrew Rybczynski; Brenner Williams; Christina Collins; Nikki Franda; Evan Caprenter; Ryan Murphy; Bryce Waslak; Tommy La Voy; Jacob McDaniel; Yahawa Ashaqua

Silent Hill Homecoming (Table of Contents)

Silent Hill Homecoming / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Ad for game from Konami. Appears between pages 1-2 of letters pages.

You Can Own MAD Original Art! (Table of Contents)

Heritage Auction Galleries; MAD / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Ad for a Heritage auction. Shows covers of MAD #31, #43, #106, #126 and others. Appears between pages 2-3 of letters pages.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

credits / 0.33 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

On 3rd page of letters column.

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 liberty.

Indexer Notes

House ad for Mad subscriptions; #27 in a series.

The Fundalini Pages (Table of Contents)

Random Acts of Mindless Dept.; Bitterman; Least Popular Halloween Costumes of 2008; The "Real" Reasons Harry Potter and The Half Blood Prince Was Delayed; Pull My Cheney!; Advantages and Disadvantages / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Joe Biden; Sarah Palin; John McCain; Joe Bitterman; Bill O'Reilly; John Edwards; Jethro Gruntman; Heinrich von Boffo; Dogstar Zamana; Claxton Baker
Synopsis:
Various short satires of pop culture.

Indexer Notes

Contributors (roles unknown) include: Scott Bricher; Tom Bunk; Tom Cheney; Dick DeBartolo; Desmond Devlin; Garth Gerhart; Jeff Kruse; Sam Sisco

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:
Bucky Lasek
Synopsis:
Ad for AST Dew Tour tv show series.

The Dork Knight (Table of Contents)

Don't Wayne On My Parade Dept. / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Battyman [Bruce Whine]; The Jokester; Radish Dawson; Harvey Dink; Katie Holmes; Tom Cruse (cameo); Bozo (cameo); Ronald McDonald (cameo); Superman (cameo); Commissioner Walk-on; Neuman; Cookie Monster (cameo)
Synopsis:
Loosely follows the plot of the movie "The Dark Knight."
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

No name is given for the Morgan Freeman character.

Mad's Updated Glossary to The War On Terror (Table of Contents)

Lexicon-job Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Desmond Devlin
Pencils:
Paul Coker
Inks:
Paul Coker
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
George Bush; Joe Lieberman; Colin Powell; John McCain
Synopsis:
Fake definitions for words used to describe aspects of the War on Terror.

Indexer Notes

A follow-up to an article in MAD #438.

A MAD Look at Fortune Tellers (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 some possible goofy outcomes of fortune telling.

Hopeless (Table of Contents)

Alfred E. Neuman; A MAD Political Poster; Campaignin' The Ass Dept. / illustration / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Alfred E. Neuman

Indexer Notes

A parody of the Barack Obama poster "Hope."

MAD Deconstructs TV Talk Shows (Table of Contents)

The Chat 'N The Stat Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Desmond Devlin
Pencils:
Peter Kuper
Inks:
Peter Kuper
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Keith Olberman; George W. Bush; John McCain; John Edwards; Andrea Mitchell; Bill O'Reilly
Synopsis:
Minute-by-minute looks at features on "Countdown" taken to their extremes.

It's Wall-to-Wall Stupidity! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Characters:
Alfred E. Neuman; Bill Clinton

Indexer Notes

House ad for MAD Magazine Poster Book and MAD About Politics pop-up book.

A Look Back At The Historical Career of John McCain (Table of Contents)

Antique Slideshow Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
John McCain; Thomas Jefferson; James Monroe; Meriwether Lewis; William Clark; Sacagawea; Abraham Lincoln; Betsy Ross; Charles Lindberg; Franklin D. Roosevelt; Joseph Stalin
Synopsis:
John McCain appears in historic paintings and photos of the past 400 years of American history.

Indexer Notes

Uses some real historic photos as bases for some computer changes.

Monroe and...Domestic Terror (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; Walter; Gustavo
Synopsis:
Monroe's chemistry experiment blows up in class and the FBI takes him in for interrogation as a terrorist suspect.

The Strip Club (Table of Contents)

Pen And Stink Dept.; Man On The Street; It Only Hurts When I Laugh; How To Dump An Invisible Man!; The Machine That Travels Through Time; The Family Follies!; Me, Myself and My Puppet; The Roommates: John, Joe and Jerry; Just Below The Surface / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Ryan Pagelow; Christopher Baldwin; Glen Lelievre;Joey Sayers; Rob Harrell; John Kovaleski; Todd Clark; Douglas Paszkiewicz
Pencils:
Ryan Pagelow; Christopher Baldwin; Glen Lelievre;Joey Sayers; Rob Harrell; John Kovaleski; Todd Clark; Douglas Paszkiewicz
Inks:
Ryan Pagelow; Christopher Baldwin; Glen Lelievre;Joey Sayers; Rob Harrell; John Kovaleski; Todd Clark; Douglas Paszkiewicz
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ryan Pagelow; Christopher Baldwin; Glen Lelievre;Joey Sayers; Rob Harrell; John Kovaleski; Todd Clark; Douglas Paszkiewicz

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

A collection of comic strips.

Not Vetting Sarah Palin (Table of Contents)

A Mad Political Poster; In Veep Trouble Dept. / illustration / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
John McCain; Sarah Palin
Synopsis:
A parody of movie poster for "Forgetting Sarah Marshall."

When Monkeys Go Bad (Table of Contents)

The Apes of Wrath Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Michael Jackson; Bubbles
Synopsis:
A look at the things apes would do wrong if they thought more like people.

Indexer Notes


Spy vs. 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; Grey Spy
Synopsis:
The Grey Spy lures the others into a trap, with her feminine wiles.

When High School Elections Are Run Like Presidential Elections (Table of Contents)

Electoral College Prep Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Nathaniel Stein
Pencils:
Jose Garibaldi
Inks:
Jose Garibaldi
Colors:
?
Letters:
ty

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
What might happen if common practices in presidential elections were transfered to high schools.

The New British Invasion (Table of Contents)

BBC Video; Amazon.com; 2 entertain Video Ltd. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Ad for DVDs of tv shows: Little Britain; The Office; Doctor Who; Robin Hood; Spaced; Torchwood

Who's Made A Fortune Collecting And Packaging Garbage? (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
Synopsis:
Answer is: TMZ.

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.

In Hell's Darkest Chamber, Immortality Waits. (Table of Contents)

Hell In A Cell / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Kane; Undertaker

Indexer Notes

Ad for wrestling DVD with mini-busts bonus figurines, from World Wrestling Entertainment. On back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. "Comedy Before Country" Election Issue
    Alfred E. Neuman
  2. 1. Sexdrive
    Sexdrive
  3. 2. Departments
    Table of Contents
  4. 3. Random Samplings of Reader Mail
    Letters And Tomatoes Department
  5. 4. Silent Hill Homecoming
    Silent Hill Homecoming
  6. 5. You Can Own MAD Original Art!
    Heritage Auction Galleries; MAD
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
  8. 7. An Important Message From MAD's Director of Business & Development
    Mad Magazine
  9. 8. The Fundalini Pages
    Random Acts of Mindless Dept.; Bitterman; Least Popular Halloween Costumes of 2008; The "Real" Reasons Harry Potter and The Half Blood Prince Was Delayed; Pull My Cheney!; Advantages and Disadvantages
  10. 9. AST Dew Tour
    NBC; USA Network
  11. 10. The Dork Knight
    Don't Wayne On My Parade Dept.
  12. 11. Mad's Updated Glossary to The War On Terror
    Lexicon-job Dept.
  13. 12. A MAD Look at Fortune Tellers
    Serge-In General Dept.
  14. 13. Hopeless
    Alfred E. Neuman; A MAD Political Poster; Campaignin' The Ass Dept.
  15. 14. MAD Deconstructs TV Talk Shows
    The Chat 'N The Stat Dept.
  16. 15. It's Wall-to-Wall Stupidity!
    MAD books
  17. 16. A Look Back At The Historical Career of John McCain
    Antique Slideshow Dept.
  18. 17. Monroe and...Domestic Terror
    Angster's Paradise Dept.
  19. 18. The Strip Club
    Pen And Stink Dept.; Man On The Street; It Only Hurts When I Laugh; How To Dump An Invisible Man!; The Machine That Travels Through Time; The Family Follies!; Me, Myself and My Puppet; The Roommates: John, Joe and Jerry; Just Below The Surface
  20. 19. Not Vetting Sarah Palin
    A Mad Political Poster; In Veep Trouble Dept.
  21. 20. When Monkeys Go Bad
    The Apes of Wrath Dept.
  22. 21. Spy vs. Spy vs. Spy
    Joke And Dagger Dept.
  23. 22. When High School Elections Are Run Like Presidential Elections
    Electoral College Prep Dept.
  24. 23. The New British Invasion
    BBC Video; Amazon.com; 2 entertain Video Ltd.
  25. 24. Who's Made A Fortune Collecting And Packaging Garbage?
    Mad Fold-In
  26. 25. Drawn-Out Dramas
    Marginal Thinking Dept.
  27. 26. In Hell's Darkest Chamber, Immortality Waits.
    Hell In A Cell
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