(April 2011)

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Price:
5.99 USD
Pages:
60
Indicia frequency:
6 times a year
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
E.C. Publications, Inc.
ISBN:
?
Barcode:
?
Editing:
John Ficarra; Dave Croatto (Associate Editor)
Format:
Standard Golden Age U.S. (#1-23); Magazine size (#24 onward); saddle-stitched; glossy cover; full color (#1-23); Black & White (#24-?); full color again (#? - onward)

Justin Bieber (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Alfred E. Neuman
Synopsis:
Alfred has an exaggerated Justin Bieber hairdo, that completely hides his eyes.

["The Good News Is We Just Got Accepted To The Kubert School!"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Indexer Notes

Ad has single cartoon style illustration.
Inside front cover.

Departments (Table of Contents)

It's The List We Can Do Department / table of contents / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Alfred E. Neuman; Justin Bieber; John Boehner; Ivanka Trump; Grogger Spilling; Dom Dripper

Indexer Notes

The feature "Mind Over Bladder Department" is phony and does not actually appear in the issue.
Art is from various articles in this issue.

Random Samplings of Reader Mail (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
John Ficarra; Brandon Schlafli; Kalynn Campbell; Cassidy Peace; Chris O'Donnel (not the actor); Nathaniel Ford; Jerry Leon; Andrew Maguire; Lelly Blakeslee; Grace Anderson
Pencils:
Brandon Schlafli (photo); Chris O'Donnel (not the actor) (photo); Vic Arkoff (photo); ? (photo); Grace Anderson; Al Jaffee
Inks:
Brandon Schlafli (photo); Chris O'Donnel (not the actor) (photo); Vic Arkoff (photo); ? (photo); Grace Anderson; Al Jaffee
Colors:
Brandon Schlafli (photo); Chris O'Donnel (not the actor) (photo); Vic Arkoff (photo); ? (photo); Grace Anderson; ?
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
August Schlafli; Al Jaffee; Chris O' Donnell's daughter; Zachary Kosta; Keith Olbermann; Alfred E. Neuman
Synopsis:
Letters, photos and fan art, including.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

credits / 0.25 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

on bottom of page 3 of letters pages

Refudiate Intelligence! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Characters:
Sarah Palin
Synopsis:
House ad for subscriptions.

The Fundalini Pages (Table of Contents)

Random Acts of Mindless Dept.; The Silly Six; Zombie Love Is...; The Youngbluth And The Restless; Rare Internet Users Who Really Exist!; The Fundalini Book of Ridiculously Long Records; Bitterman; Clark Can't; LeLivre And Let LeLievre / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Michael Gallagher; Jeffrey Ford; Scott Nickel; Jason Yungbluth; Jeff Kruse; Jason Katzenstein; Glen LeLievre; Todd Clark; Garth Gerhart
Pencils:
Ward Sutton; Chris Houghton; Scott Nickel; Jason Yungbluth; ? (photo); Hermann Mejia; Glen LeLievre; Todd Clark; Garth Gerhart; Dan Hipp; Sam Vivano; Charles Akins; Leonardo Rodriquez; Bob Staake
Inks:
Ward Sutton; Chris Houghton; Scott Nickel; Jason Yungbluth; ? (photo); Hermann Mejia; Glen LeLievre; Todd Clark; Garth Gerhart; Dan Hipp; Sam Vivano; Charles Akins; Leonardo Rodriquez; Bob Staake
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor; satire-parody
Characters:
Chip; Dale; Kanye West; Shaquille O'Neal; Sarah Palin; Kim Kardashian
Synopsis:
Various short satires of pop culture.

Indexer Notes

Additional features are: Insults That (Upon Further Examination) Aren't Really That Insulting; Handy Uses For All The Unsold Copies of George W. Bush's Book; Twitter (parody of the song "Thriller"); Questions To Ask At The Apple Genius Bar; Celebrity Cause-Of-Death Betting Odds; Spotlight On American Universities; Fairy Tale Endings Better Than "...And They Lived Happily Ever After"; Ideas That Made Sense At The Time

Never Sing. Never. (Table of Contents)

A MAD Public Service Announcement; Silence of The Ham Dept. / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Justin Bieber
Synopsis:
Parody of ad for his movie "Never Say Never."

Sadmen (Table of Contents)

It's An Ad, Ad, Ad, Ad World Dept. / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Grogger Spilling; Burp Hooper; Preggy Woesome; Dom Dripper; Bitty Dripper Francis; Pleat Crumble; Jutt Holiday; Skulky; Hammy; Fate; Muggin
Synopsis:
Parody of TV show "Madmen", where we see all the problems of the characters and the ad agency picks up accounts of several big businesses of the early 1960s that later went bankrupt.

Indexer Notes

Includes several unnamed characters at the ad agency.

What We Really Learned From WikiLeaks (Table of Contents)

What's Up, Docs? Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Barry Liebmann
Pencils:
Paul Coker
Inks:
Paul Coker
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Muammar Qaddafi; Hillary Clinton; Gurbanguly Berdymukhammedov; Hugo Chavez; Alvaro Uribe
Synopsis:
Unlikey things that WikiLeaks revelations may have taught us.

MAD's Moronic Outakes From Sarah Palin's Alaska (Table of Contents)

There Will Be Blood Libel Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
? (photo); Richard Lowthian / Dreamstime.com (background photo)
Inks:
? (photo); Richard Lowthian / Dreamstime.com (background photo)
Colors:
? (photo); Richard Lowthian / Dreamstime.com (background photo)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Sarah Palin; Bristol Palin; Todd Palin; Kate Gosselin
Synopsis:
Stills from the TV show "Sarah Palin's Alaska" with fake dialog.

Subscribe To MAD And Own A Piece of MAD History! (Table of Contents)

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

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

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

Indexer Notes

Cover art (without text) from MAD #96 is reproduced as part of ad.

A MAD Look At Murder (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:
humor
Synopsis:
A look at all a variety of things that could go wrong in attempted murders.

We're Not In Azeroth Anymore (Table of Contents)

Rift / advertisement / 2 pages (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Ad for game from Trion Worlds, Inc.

Spy vs. Spy (Table of Contents)

Joke And Dagger Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Peter Kuper (signed)
Pencils:
Peter Kuper (signed)
Inks:
Peter Kuper (signed)
Colors:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Black Spy; White Spy
Synopsis:
In the first story, the White Spy traps the Black Spy in a giant microwave disguised as an office.
In the second story, the Black Spy blows up the White Spy with a brief case bomb.

Indexer Notes

2 stories

For All Your Spying Needs! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Antonio Prohias; Peter Kuper
Inks:
Antonio Prohias; Peter Kuper
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
House ad for various Spy Vs. Spy books.

Justin Bieber First Step 2 Obscurity: My Story (Table of Contents)

Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow Dept. / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Characters:
Justin Bieber; Moe Howard
Synopsis:
Parody of Justin Bieber's book "Justin Bieber First Step 2 Forever: My Story", presented as fake excerpts from the book.

It's A Recession...It's A Depression... (Table of Contents)

The MAD Vault; The More Things Change, The More They Stay The Lame Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Ted Koppel
Synopsis:
How to tell the difference between an economic recession and a depression.
Reprints: show reprint note before migration

Indexer Notes

Original feature was "A Penny Craved Is A Penny Yearned Dept."

On Sale Now Wherever Books Are Still Sold! (Table of Contents)

Sergio Aragones Five Decades of His Finest Works / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Sergio Aragones
Synopsis:
House ad for new book in the series MAD's Greatest Artists.

Wild, Unfounded Rumors Surrounding The Xbox Kinect (Table of Contents)

Sensor And Sensibility Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Things that might be included in the new Xbox game system...but aren't.

John "Boo-Hoo" Boehner "The Weeper of the House" (Table of Contents)

A Real S.O.B. Story Dept. / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Richard Williams (painting)
Inks:
Richard Williams (painting)
Colors:
Richard Williams (painting)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
John Boehner
Synopsis:
Framed picture of John Boehner as a sad clown.

Indexer Notes

"From the MADropolitan Museum of Art."

The Strip Club (Table of Contents)

Pen And Stink Dept.; Just Below The Surface; Got Your Nose; The Machine That Travels Through Time; It Only Hurts When I Laugh; The Long And Short Of It; Projectile Vomit Baby / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Joey Alison Sayers; Scott Nickel; Christopher Baldwin; Dan Long; Jacob Lambert; Douglas Paszkiewicz
Pencils:
Joey Alison Sayers; Scott Nickel; Christopher Baldwin; Dan Long; Jacob Lambert; Douglas Paszkiewicz
Inks:
Joey Alison Sayers; Scott Nickel; Christopher Baldwin; Dan Long; Jacob Lambert; Douglas Paszkiewicz
Colors:
?
Letters:
Joey Alison Sayers; Scott Nickel; Christopher Baldwin; Dan Long; Jacob Lambert; Douglas Paszkiewicz

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A collection of comic strips.

Undercover Boob (Table of Contents)

Workers' Condescension Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Donald Trump; Ivanka Trump; Donald Trump, Jr.; Tom Merritt; Lisa
Synopsis:
Parody of the TV show "Undercover Boss."

7 Periods Closer To Death (Table of Contents)

Rall Of Fame Dept. / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Ted Rall
Pencils:
Ted Rall
Inks:
Ted Rall
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ted Rall

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A teen humiliates his guidance counselor with information from the guy's Facebook page.

How Barack Obama Stacks Up Against The Other 42 U.S. Presidents (Table of Contents)

Assail To The Chief Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Jeff Kruse
Pencils:
AP / Wide World (Obama photos); various (other photos)
Inks:
AP / Wide World (Obama photos); various (other photos)
Colors:
AP / Wide World (Obama photos); various (other photos)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
George Washington; John Adams; Thomas Jefferson; James Madison; James Monroe; John Quincy Adams; Andrew Jackson; Martin Van Buren; William Henry Harrison; John Tyler; James Polk; Zachary Taylor; Millard Fillmore; Franklin Pierce; James Buchanan; Abraham Lincoln; Andrew Johnson; Ulysses S. Grant; Rutherford B. Hayes; James Garfield; Chester A. Arthur; Grover Cleveland; Benjamin Harrison; William McKinley; Theodore Roosevelt; William Howard Taft; Woodrow Wilson; Warren Harding; Calvin Coolidge; Herbert Hoover; Franklin Delano Roosevelt; Harry Truman; Dwight Eisenhower; John F. Kennedy; Lyndon B. Johnson; Richard M. Nixon; Gerald Ford; Jimmy Carter; Ronald Reagan; George H. W. Bush; Bill Clinton; George W. Bush; Barack Obama
Synopsis:
Similarities and differences between President Obama and each of his predecessors.

Indexer Notes

Most of the photos appear to be from official portraits (both painted and photos) of the presidents.

Chia Bieber Pet (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Scott Maiko
Pencils:
Tim Shamey; Liz Lomax (sculptor); ? (photo)
Inks:
Tim Shamey; Liz Lomax (sculptor); ? (photo)
Colors:
?; ? (photo)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Justin Bieber; Donald Trump
Synopsis:
Parody of Chia Pets.

What New Kind of Body Scanning Is Causing People To Waste Countless Hours? (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 Xbox Kinect.

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 13 different pages.

The Next Legend Is You (Table of Contents)

DC Universe Online / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Batman; Superman; Wonder Woman; The Joker; Lex Luthor; Catwoman
Synopsis:
Ad for online game from Sony Online Entertainment, LLC.

Indexer Notes

back cover

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Justin Bieber
    Alfred E. Neuman
  2. 1. ["The Good News Is We Just Got Accepted To The Kubert School!"]
    Joe Kubert School of Cartoon And Graphic Art
  3. 2. Departments
    It's The List We Can Do Department
  4. 3. Random Samplings of Reader Mail
    Letters And Tomatoes Dept.
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
  6. 5. Refudiate Intelligence!
    MAD Magazine
  7. 6. The Fundalini Pages
    Random Acts of Mindless Dept.; The Silly Six; Zombie Love Is...; The Youngbluth And The Restless; Rare Internet Users Who Really Exist!; The Fundalini Book of Ridiculously Long Records; Bitterman; Clark Can't; LeLivre And Let LeLievre
  8. 7. Never Sing. Never.
    A MAD Public Service Announcement; Silence of The Ham Dept.
  9. 8. Sadmen
    It's An Ad, Ad, Ad, Ad World Dept.
  10. 9. What We Really Learned From WikiLeaks
    What's Up, Docs? Dept.
  11. 10. MAD's Moronic Outakes From Sarah Palin's Alaska
    There Will Be Blood Libel Dept.
  12. 11. Subscribe To MAD And Own A Piece of MAD History!
    MAD Magazine
  13. 12. A MAD Look At Murder
    Serge-In General Dept.
  14. 13. We're Not In Azeroth Anymore
    Rift
  15. 14. Spy vs. Spy
    Joke And Dagger Dept.
  16. 15. For All Your Spying Needs!
    Spy vs. Spy books
  17. 16. Justin Bieber First Step 2 Obscurity: My Story
    Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow Dept.
  18. 17. It's A Recession...It's A Depression...
    The MAD Vault; The More Things Change, The More They Stay The Lame Dept.
  19. 18. On Sale Now Wherever Books Are Still Sold!
    Sergio Aragones Five Decades of His Finest Works
  20. 19. Wild, Unfounded Rumors Surrounding The Xbox Kinect
    Sensor And Sensibility Dept.
  21. 20. John "Boo-Hoo" Boehner "The Weeper of the House"
    A Real S.O.B. Story Dept.
  22. 21. The Strip Club
    Pen And Stink Dept.; Just Below The Surface; Got Your Nose; The Machine That Travels Through Time; It Only Hurts When I Laugh; The Long And Short Of It; Projectile Vomit Baby
  23. 22. Undercover Boob
    Workers' Condescension Dept.
  24. 23. 7 Periods Closer To Death
    Rall Of Fame Dept.
  25. 24. How Barack Obama Stacks Up Against The Other 42 U.S. Presidents
    Assail To The Chief Dept.
  26. 25. Chia Bieber Pet
    A MAD Ad Parody; Hair Apparent Dept.
  27. 26. What New Kind of Body Scanning Is Causing People To Waste Countless Hours?
    Mad Fold-In
  28. 27. Drawn Out Dramas
    Marginal Thinking Dept.
  29. 28. The Next Legend Is You
    DC Universe Online
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Donald Dale Milne
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Terry Watkins
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Karl Wilcox
  • Donald Dale Milne