(October 2009)

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Price:
5.99 USD
Pages:
60
Indicia frequency:
quarterly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
E.C. Publications, Inc.
ISBN:
?
Barcode:
?
Editing:
John Ficarra; Dave Croatto (associate editor)
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

Will Worry For Food (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Alfred E. Neuman
Synopsis:
Alfred is out of work and forced to worry.

The Battle Begins! (Table of Contents)

Smallville / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Clark Kent; Doomsday
Synopsis:
Ad for DVDs of Smallville, season 8, and for tv show on the CW Network.

Indexer Notes

inside front cover

Departments (Table of Contents)

Table of Contents / foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Alfred E. Neuman; Black Spy; White Spy; Hugh Hefner; Harry Plodder; Bo; Mr. Spock; Vince

Random Samplings of Reader Mail (Table of Contents)

Letters And Tomatoes Department / letters page / 2.75 pages (report information)

Script:
John Ficarra; Terry England; Bonnie Thoma; David Cline; Eric McArthur; Dylan Dennis; Dave Geels; Kaylor Nevin
Pencils:
David Folkman (photo); N! Satterfield; Brian Gray; Big Toe; Oscar Medina; John Caldwell; Angelo Torres ?; ? (photo)
Inks:
David Folkman (photo); N! Satterfield; Brian Gray; Big Toe; Oscar Medina; John Caldwell; Angelo Torres ?; ? (photo)
Colors:
David Folkman (photo); N! Satterfield; Brian Gray; Big Toe; Oscar Medina; John Caldwell; ? (photo)
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Sam Viviano; Alfred E. Neuman; Black Spy; White Spy; Gray Spy; Otto; John Caldwell; Jeremy Fisher; Quip; Zero
Synopsis:
Letters, photos and fan art.

Indexer Notes

Includes reprints of single panels from "The Mary Tailor-Made Show" (MAD #127) and Cosby Show spoof (MAD, 1985), and scenes from an episode of The Simpsons.

Welcome To Heck Population: You (Table of Contents)

Heck / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Ad for books series by Dale E. Bayse, from Random House.

Indexer Notes

between pages 1-2 of letters pages

Get 10% Off (Table of Contents)

Batman Arkham Asylum / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Batman
Synopsis:
Ad for game guide book from Bradygames.

Indexer Notes

between pages 2-3 of letters pages

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

credits / 0.25 page (report information)

Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

at bottom of page 3 of letters pages

The Money You Could Be Saving (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
GEICO money stack
Synopsis:
The stack of money is much taller than normal and represents what the government is spending to bail out companies.

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Jeffrey Lozenge
Synopsis:
A message on why lobsters are important...or not.

Indexer Notes

House ad for Mad subscriptions; #88 in a series. Jeffrey is wearing a lobster costume.

The MAD Quarterly Report May-July 2009 (Table of Contents)

Eventing Our Spleen Dept. / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Sam Viviano
Inks:
Sam Viviano
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Jimmy Fallon; Adam Lambert; Kim Jong Il; Brett Michaels; Mahmoud Ahmadinejad; Dick Cheney; Sarah Palin; Keyboard Cat
Synopsis:
Notes about goofy news of the past quarter.

The Fundalini Pages (Table of Contents)

The Fundalini Pages; Vey To Go; Celebrity Cause of Death Betting Odds; Plugged Nickel; The Expedious Eight; Duck Droppings; LeLievre and Let LeLievre; Snappy Answers To Stupid Questions; Pull My Cheney; Calvin And Jobs; Sutton For Punishment; NETF%#X / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Jeff Kruse; Paul Gilligan; Kiernan P. Schmitt; P. C. Vey; Scott Nickel; Duck Edwing; Jacob Lambert; Glen LeLievre; Al Jaffee; John Caldwell; Tom Cheney; Jim Hunt; Ward Sutton
Pencils:
Rick Tulka; Paul Gilligan; ? (photo); Bob Staake; P. C. Vey; Dave Berg; Evan Dorkin; Sarah Dyer; Scott Nickel; Duck Edwing; Drew Friedman; Glen LeLievre; Al Jaffee; Hermann Mejia; Paul Coker; Tom Cheney; Jim Hunt; Gary Hallgren; Ward Sutton
Inks:
Rick Tulka; Paul Gilligan; ? (photo); Bob Staake; P. C. Vey; Dave Berg; Evan Dorkin; Sarah Dyer; Scott Nickel; Duck Edwing; Drew Friedman; Glen LeLievre; Al Jaffee; Hermann Mejia; Paul Coker; Tom Cheney; Jim Hunt; Gary Hallgren; Ward Sutton
Colors:
?; ? (photo)
Letters:
typeset; Paul Gilligan; P. C. Vey; Scott Nickel; Tom Cheney; Gary Hallgren; Ward Sutton

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Maximo Goosecap IV; Michelle Obama; Queen Elizabeth II; Angela Merkel; Mahmoud Ahmadinejad; The Terminators; Roger Kaputnick; Kim Kardashian; Sarah Palin; Todd Palin; Hugh Hefner; Suze Orman; GEICO money stack; Paul McCartney; Steve Jobs; Calvin; Calvin's mother; Andrew Zimmern
Synopsis:
Various short satires of pop culture.

Indexer Notes

Additional features: Here On Gilligan's Bile; Should We Be Happy If Texas Secedes?; Least Understood Medical Conditions; The Fast Five; A Guide To Little League Coaching Signs; Financial Advice You Don't Want To Hear From Suze Orman; Relatives of The Geico "Money You Could Be Saving".

The Spys Who Came In From The Old! (Table of Contents)

Spy Vs. Spy books / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Black Spy; White Spy
Synopsis:
House ad for reprints of Spy Vs. Spy paperback books with new titles.

Indexer Notes

between pages 5-6 of Fundalini Pages.

A Brutally Honest Michael Jackson Obit (Table of Contents)

After The Glove Is Gone Dept. / text story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Michael Jackson
Synopsis:
Fake obituary.

Harry Plodder Is A Hot-Blooded Putz (Table of Contents)

Going Over A Radcliffe Dept. / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Desmond Devlin
Pencils:
Herman Mejia
Inks:
Herman Mejia
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Amy Winehouse; Death Eater; Alpo Hussein Doubldork; Lord Druckermort; Horace Rugburn; Severly Snapped; Malformed Sr.; Mrs. Malformed; Drano Malformed; Runt Queasy; Herwhiny Grungy; Harry Plodder; Tom Riddler
Synopsis:
Satire on the movie Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince.

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 tricks the White Spy into overloading an elevator so that the cable snaps.

Bo Confidential (Table of Contents)

Chasing Its Own Tale Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Bo; Barack Obama; Michelle Obama; Joe Biden
Synopsis:
Fake diary of President Obama's dog, Bo.

The New iPhone Apps Are Here! (Table of Contents)

A Mad Ad Parody; The Apple Of Our Ire Dept. / text story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Bobby Jindle; Verizon "Can You Hear Me" guy
Synopsis:
Parody of apps for the iPhone.

William Shatner Twitters While Watching Star Trek (Table of Contents)

The Agony Of De-Tweet Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Santopadre
Pencils:
? (photo); AP/Wide World (photo); istockphoto.com/Piovesempre (photo)
Inks:
? (photo); AP/Wide World (photo); istockphoto.com/Piovesempre (photo)
Colors:
? (photo); AP/Wide World (photo); istockphoto.com/Piovesempre (photo)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
William Shatner; Captain James Kirk; Mr. Spock; Lt. Ohura; Mr. Spock's father
Synopsis:
Fake Tweets about new Star Trek movie.

MAD's Guide To Making A Recently-Released Gitmo Detainee Feel Welcome In Your Town (Table of Contents)

There's No Displaced Like Home Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Phony ways to acclimate Gitmo detainees into American culture.

MisMatch.com (Table of Contents)

Meet Market Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Scott Maiko
Pencils:
istockphoto.com (photos, see note)
Inks:
istockphoto.com (photos, see note)
Colors:
istockphoto.com (photos, see note)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Parody of things found on Match.com.

Indexer Notes

Photos from istockphoto.com credited to the following people: azndc; birkholz; jwebb; maica' mrohner; rollover; sdomicik; theprint; tracks; vuk891.

The MAD 2009-2010 Calendar (Table of Contents)

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

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

Characters:
Alfred E. Neuman
Synopsis:
House ad for calendar.

A MAD Look At Star Trek (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Sergio Aragones
Pencils:
Sergio Aragones
Inks:
Sergio Aragones
Colors:
Tom Luth

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Capt. James Kirk; Homer Simpson; The Hulk; Superman; Lt. Ohura; Dr. McCoy; Mr. Spock; Mr. Spock's father
Synopsis:
Scenes that might have been from the Star Trek movie.

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 tricks the White Spy into launching himself into a target with a giant slingshot.

A TV Commercial We'd Like To See (Table of Contents)

There's A Soaker Born Every Minute Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Dick DeBartolo
Pencils:
Tom Bunk (signed)
Inks:
Tom Bunk (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Vince
Synopsis:
Parody of ShamWow commercials; with ScamWow as the product.

The Hardships Faced By The Super Obese of America's Wild West (Table of Contents)

All Fat And No Cowboy Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Teresa Burns Parkhurst
Pencils:
Teresa Burns Parkhurst
Inks:
Teresa Burns Parkhurst
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset; Teresa Burns Parkhurst

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Problems of very fat people during the old days out west.

Sanford And Sin (Table of Contents)

A Mad Ad Parody; Republican Partying Dept. / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Mark Sanford
Synopsis:
Fake ad for DVD of Governor Mark Sanford's sex scandal.

The Strip Club (Table of Contents)

Pen And Stink Dept.; Jimmy The Geek; Rex In The City; The Machine That Travels Through Time; Little Nazi Nutkicker; 360 Degrees Of Separation; Me, Myself And My Puppet; The Long And Short of It; The Insanitarium / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Jason Yungbluth; Todd Clark; Dustin Glick; Keith Knight; John Kovaleski; Dan Long; Johnny Ringo; Joey Alison Sayers
Pencils:
Jason Yungbluth; Todd Clark; Dustin Glick; Keith Knight; John Kovaleski; Dan Long; Johnny Ringo; Joey Alison Sayers
Inks:
Jason Yungbluth; Todd Clark; Dustin Glick; Keith Knight; John Kovaleski; Dan Long; Johnny Ringo; Joey Alison Sayers
Colors:
?
Letters:
Jason Yungbluth; Todd Clark; Dustin Glick; Keith Knight; John Kovaleski; Dan Long; Johnny Ringo; Joey Alison Sayers

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A collection of comic strips.

The MAD Vault 1973 (Table of Contents)

The Articles Formerly Known As Reprints Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Jacobs; Don Martin; Dick DeBartolo; Donald K. Epstein; Al Jaffee; Dave Gantz; Tom Koch; Arnie Kogen; Paul Peter Porges
Pencils:
Norman Mingo; Paul Coker; Don Martin; Bob Clarke; Al Jaffee; Jack Rickard; Mort Drucker
Inks:
Norman Mingo; Paul Coker; Don Martin; Bob Clarke; Al Jaffee; Jack Rickard; Mort Drucker
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Alfred E. Neuman
Reprints: show reprint note before migration

Indexer Notes

Single panels and covers from previous issues.

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

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

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
The Jonas Brothers [Kevin Jonas; Joe Jonas; Nick Jonas]
Synopsis:
CD album cover with a Photoshopped variation to find the differences on.

What Potential Health Threat Has Been Linked To The Nation's Pig Population? (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
Synopsis:
Answer is Denny's Grand Slam Breakfast.

Indexer Notes

inside back cover

Drawn-Out Dramas (Table of Contents)

Marginal Thinking Dept. / filler / pages (report information)

Script:
Sergio Aragones
Pencils:
Sergio Aragones
Inks:
Sergio Aragones

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

Gags appear on 12 different pages.

No Safe Haven Only Asylum (Table of Contents)

Batman Arkham Asylum / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Batman
Synopsis:
Ad for game from Eidos Interactive Ltd.

Indexer Notes

back cover

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Will Worry For Food
    Alfred E. Neuman
  2. 1. The Battle Begins!
    Smallville
  3. 2. Departments
    Table of Contents
  4. 3. Random Samplings of Reader Mail
    Letters And Tomatoes Department
  5. 4. Welcome To Heck Population: You
    Heck
  6. 5. Get 10% Off
    Batman Arkham Asylum
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
  8. 7. The Money You Could Be Saving
    A MAD Ad Parody; Dollars Incensed Dept.
  9. 8. An Important Message From MAD's Director of Business & Development
    Mad Magazine
  10. 9. The MAD Quarterly Report May-July 2009
    Eventing Our Spleen Dept.
  11. 10. The Fundalini Pages
    The Fundalini Pages; Vey To Go; Celebrity Cause of Death Betting Odds; Plugged Nickel; The Expedious Eight; Duck Droppings; LeLievre and Let LeLievre; Snappy Answers To Stupid Questions; Pull My Cheney; Calvin And Jobs; Sutton For Punishment; NETF%#X
  12. 11. The Spys Who Came In From The Old!
    Spy Vs. Spy books
  13. 12. A Brutally Honest Michael Jackson Obit
    After The Glove Is Gone Dept.
  14. 13. Harry Plodder Is A Hot-Blooded Putz
    Going Over A Radcliffe Dept.
  15. 14. Spy Vs. Spy
    Joke And Dagger Dept.
  16. 15. Bo Confidential
    Chasing Its Own Tale Dept.
  17. 16. The New iPhone Apps Are Here!
    A Mad Ad Parody; The Apple Of Our Ire Dept.
  18. 17. William Shatner Twitters While Watching Star Trek
    The Agony Of De-Tweet Dept.
  19. 18. MAD's Guide To Making A Recently-Released Gitmo Detainee Feel Welcome In Your Town
    There's No Displaced Like Home Dept.
  20. 19. MisMatch.com
    Meet Market Dept.
  21. 20. The MAD 2009-2010 Calendar
    MAD Calendar
  22. 21. A MAD Look At Star Trek
    Serge-In General Dept.
  23. 22. Spy Vs. Spy
    Joke And Dagger Dept.
  24. 23. A TV Commercial We'd Like To See
    There's A Soaker Born Every Minute Dept.
  25. 24. The Hardships Faced By The Super Obese of America's Wild West
    All Fat And No Cowboy Dept.
  26. 25. Sanford And Sin
    A Mad Ad Parody; Republican Partying Dept.
  27. 26. The Strip Club
    Pen And Stink Dept.; Jimmy The Geek; Rex In The City; The Machine That Travels Through Time; Little Nazi Nutkicker; 360 Degrees Of Separation; Me, Myself And My Puppet; The Long And Short of It; The Insanitarium
  28. 27. The MAD Vault 1973
    The Articles Formerly Known As Reprints Dept.
  29. 28. What The Heck Is The Difference?
    Observation Dreck Dept.
  30. 29. What Potential Health Threat Has Been Linked To The Nation's Pig Population?
    Mad Fold-In
  31. 30. Drawn-Out Dramas
    Marginal Thinking Dept.
  32. 31. No Safe Haven Only Asylum
    Batman Arkham Asylum
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Donald Dale Milne
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Terry Watkins
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Karl Wilcox
  • Donald Dale Milne