(January 2009)

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Volume:
?
Price:
4.99 USD
Pages:
56
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


Why So Stupid? (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 [as The Joker]

[untitled] (Table of Contents)

You're In The Movies / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Burt Reynolds
Synopsis:
Ad for game from The Codemasters Software Company, Ltd.

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; Sarah Palin; Jesse Jackson; George Bush; Dick Cheney; Brett Favre; Gene Simmons; Barack Obama; Rev. Jeremiah Wright

Indexer Notes

Art is from various places in the magazine. The feature "Porky Jig 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 / 2.5 pages (report information)

Script:
John Ficarra; Matthew Priestly; Loie Plautz; Ryne Kisch; Shepard Fairey
Pencils:
Richard Thomas (photo); Erik Schefler (photo); Andy Wicks (photo); Laurie Couture (photo); Dixie Hood (photo); Logan Smith (photo); Nadina Simon (photo); Michael Clark (photo); Ernesto Yerena (photo)
Inks:
Richard Thomas (photo); Erik Schefler (photo); Andy Wicks (photo); Laurie Couture (photo); Dixie Hood (photo); Logan Smith (photo); Nadina Simon (photo); Michael Clark (photo); Ernesto Yerena (photo)
Colors:
Richard Thomas (photo); Erik Schefler (photo); Andy Wicks (photo); Laurie Couture (photo); Dixie Hood (photo); Logan Smith (photo); Nadina Simon (photo); Michael Clark (photo); Ernesto Yerena (photo)
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Barack Obama; Loie Plautz; Joe Biden; Rune Kisch; Todd Palin; Shepard Fairey; Black Spy; White Spy; Alfred E. Neuman
Synopsis:
Letters, photos and fan art.

Tattoo Regret? (Table of Contents)

Wrecking Balm / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Adam
Synopsis:
Ad for a tattoo fading gel.

Indexer Notes

Appears between pages 1-2 of Letters column.

There's No Looking Back (Table of Contents)

Mirror's Edge / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Ad for game from EA Digital.

Indexer Notes

Appears between pages 3-4 of Letters column.

Statement of Ownership (Table of Contents)

statement of ownership / 0.17 page (report information)

Script:
Paul Levitz
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Publisher = Paul Levitz; Editor = Jophn Ficarra; Owner = E.C. Publications, Inc., wholly owned by Time Warner; Average copies per issue Preceding 12 months = 371,269.

For September 12, 2008.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

credits / 0.33 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Face My Power (Table of Contents)

The Spirit / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Samuel L. Jackson [as The Octopus]
Synopsis:
Ad for movie from Oddlot Entertainment.

The Fundalini Pages (Table of Contents)

Random Acts of Mindless Dept.; Celebrity Cause-of-Death Betting Odds; Practical Uses For Your Gas-Guzzling SUVs; Food Myths You Just Shoudn't Believe; Bitterman; Vey To Go!; Where The $750 Billion Government Bailout Funds Are Going; Signs Your Bank Is In / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Joe Bitterman; Jessica Alba
Synopsis:
Various short satires of pop culture.

Indexer Notes

Contributors (roles unknown) include: Scott Bricher; Tom Bunk; Pete Coratto; Dick DeBartolo; Garth Gerhart; Jeff Kruse; Kevin Pope; Adam Rust; P. C. Vey.

The MAD 20 (Table of Contents)

The MAD 20 / comic story / 24 pages (report information)

Script:
Desmond Devlin; Jacob Lambert; John Caldwell; Nate Fakes; Frank Santopadre; Scott Maiko; Justin Tyler; Josh Eiserike; Dick DeBartolo ?
Pencils:
Richard Williams; Scott Bricher; Irving Schild (photo); Charles Akins; Teresa Burns Parkhurst; Hermann Mejia; Mark Stutzman; Gary Hallgren; Tom Richmond; AP/World Wide (photo); Dave Croatto; Drew Friedman; Liz Lomax; Ty Templeton; Glenn Fabry; James Warhola; Mark Fredrickson
Inks:
Richard Williams; Scott Bricher; Irving Schild (photo); Charles Akins; Teresa Burns Parkhurst; Hermann Mejia; Mark Stutzman; Gary Hallgren; Tom Richmond; AP/World Wide (photo); Dave Croatto; Drew Friedman; Liz Lomax; Ty Templeton; Glenn Fabry; James Warhola; Mark Fredrickson
Colors:
Richard Williams; Scott Bricher; Irving Schild (photo); Charles Akins; Teresa Burns Parkhurst; Hermann Mejia; Mark Stutzman; Gary Hallgren; Tom Richmond; AP/World Wide (photo); Dave Croatto; Drew Friedman; Liz Lomax; Ty Templeton; Glenn Fabry; James Warhola; Mark Fredrickson; ?
Letters:
typeset; Gary Hallgren

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Sarah Palin; Todd Palin; Joe (the plumber); O. J. Simpson; Hillary Clinton; Billy Ray Cyrus; Miley Cyrus; Britney Spears; Sharon Stone; Dina Lohan; John McCain; John Hagee; Ben Bernacke; Barney Frank; Nancy Pelosi; Dick Cheney; Henry Paulson; Wesley Snipes; Richard Hatch; Amy Winehouse; Barbie; Barack Obama; Jeremiah Wright; Brett Favre; Jesse Jackson; Rachael Ray; Bigfoot; Eliot Spitzer; Vito Fossella; Peter Cook; John Edwards; David Duchovny; Gene Simmons; Kwame Kilpatrick; David Blaine; George Bush
Synopsis:
A salute to the 20 dumbest people and things of 2008, with a special award for the Hall of Fame for multiple wins.

Indexer Notes

11th Annual awards.

Everywhere Just Got Better (Table of Contents)

PSP-3000 / advertisement / 2 pages (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Ad for game player from Sony.

Indexer Notes

Appears between pages 5-6 of "The MAD 20."

Special Giveaway And Contest! (Table of Contents)

Mad Magazine Poster Book / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Alfred E. Neuman
Synopsis:
House ad for book of posters from Chronicle Books.

Indexer Notes

Appears between pages 8-9 of "The MAD 20."

Which Side Will You Choose? (Table of Contents)

Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe / advertisement / 4 pages (report information)

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

Characters:
Batman; The Joker; Superman; Catwoman; Flash
Synopsis:
Ad for game from Midway Amusement Games.

Indexer Notes

Appears between pages 11-12 of "The MAD 20."

The Joe Kubert School of Cartoon And Graphic Art, Inc. (Table of Contents)

The Joe Kubert School of Cartoon And Graphic Art, Inc. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Ad for art school courses.

Indexer Notes

Appears between pages 17-18 of "The MAD 20."

This Holiday It's Better To Give Than To Receive... (Table of Contents)

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

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

Characters:
Alfred E. Neuman; George Bush; Black Spy; White Spy
Synopsis:
House ad for various MAD books.

Indexer Notes

Appears between pages 20-21 of "The MAD 20."

Signs You'll Grow Up To Be A Degenerate Gambler (Table of Contents)

Bettor Days Are Ahead Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Things you can notice about children that may foretell their desire to gamble.

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

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

Script:
Sergio Aragonès
Pencils:
Sergio Aragonès
Inks:
Sergio Aragonès
Colors:
David Rodriguez [as David Rodriguez of Wildstorm FX]
Letters:
?

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Problems you may experience when economic times are tough; and a few solutions.
Reprints: show reprint note before migration

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 loses his secret plans due to a plot by the White Spy involving a pie.

It's A Good Brand Name...And A Bad Brand Name... (Table of Contents)

A New Malign Of Products Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Michael Vick ?; Popeye
Synopsis:
Shows how brand names are not transferable to other products.

Indexer Notes

Brands mentioned: Roach Motel; Soft & Dri; Monster.com; I Can't Believe It's Not Butter!; Piggly Wiggly; Head & Shoulders; Vicks; Bluetooth; Green Giant; Campbell's Chunky Soup; Popeye Spinach; Garden Weasel; Rent A Wreck; 2000 Flushes; Bengay

When There's A Fight With A Dragon, It's More Fun To Be On His Side (Table of Contents)

Dungeons & Dragons / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Ad for games from Wizards of The Coast, Inc.

What Important Inhabitant From The North Was In Over Their Head This Year? (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:
Sarah Palin; Katie Couric; Charlie Gibson
Synopsis:
Answer is: polar bears.

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 4 different pages.

There's No Going Back. We've Changed Things Forever. (Table of Contents)

Batman: The Dark Knight / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman; The Joker
Synopsis:
Ad for movie from Warner Bros. Entertainment.

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Why So Stupid?
    Alfred E. Neuman
  2. 1. [untitled]
    You're In The Movies
  3. 2. Departments
    Table of Contents
  4. 3. Random Samplings of Reader Mail
    Letters And Tomatoes Department
  5. 4. Tattoo Regret?
    Wrecking Balm
  6. 5. There's No Looking Back
    Mirror's Edge
  7. 6. Statement of Ownership
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
  9. 8. Face My Power
    The Spirit
  10. 9. The Fundalini Pages
    Random Acts of Mindless Dept.; Celebrity Cause-of-Death Betting Odds; Practical Uses For Your Gas-Guzzling SUVs; Food Myths You Just Shoudn't Believe; Bitterman; Vey To Go!; Where The $750 Billion Government Bailout Funds Are Going; Signs Your Bank Is In
  11. 10. The MAD 20
    The MAD 20
  12. 11. Everywhere Just Got Better
    PSP-3000
  13. 12. Special Giveaway And Contest!
    Mad Magazine Poster Book
  14. 13. Which Side Will You Choose?
    Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe
  15. 14. The Joe Kubert School of Cartoon And Graphic Art, Inc.
    The Joe Kubert School of Cartoon And Graphic Art, Inc.
  16. 15. This Holiday It's Better To Give Than To Receive...
    MAD books
  17. 16. Signs You'll Grow Up To Be A Degenerate Gambler
    Bettor Days Are Ahead Dept.
  18. 17. Sergio Aragonès Presents A Mad Look at Hard Times
    Serge-In General Dept.
  19. 18. Spy Vs. Spy
    Joke And Dagger Dept.
  20. 19. It's A Good Brand Name...And A Bad Brand Name...
    A New Malign Of Products Dept.
  21. 20. When There's A Fight With A Dragon, It's More Fun To Be On His Side
    Dungeons & Dragons
  22. 21. What Important Inhabitant From The North Was In Over Their Head This Year?
    Mad Fold-In
  23. 22. Drawn-Out Dramas
    Marginal Thinking Dept.
  24. 23. There's No Going Back. We've Changed Things Forever.
    Batman: The Dark Knight
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Peter Croome
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Lou Mazzella
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Terry Watkins
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Karl Wilcox
  • Donald Dale Milne