(June 2011)

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Price:
5.99 USD
Pages:
60
Indicia frequency:
6 times a year
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
E.C. Publications, Inc.
Barcode:
07447033230506
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)

The 50 Worst Things About Facebook (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Alfred E. Neuman; Mark Zuckerberg
Synopsis:
Alfred demonstrates #26 on the list: Friend requests from idiots.

An Incredible, Spectacular Offer For NEW Subscribers Only! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Characters:
Alfred E. Neuman
Synopsis:
Ad for subscriptions, giving away the Alfred E. Neuman portraits that were sold from 1966-1984.

Indexer Notes

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 (see Notes)
Inks:
various (see Notes)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Alfred E. Neuman; Col. Mummar el-Qaddafi; White Spy; General Greivous

Indexer Notes

The feature "A Hardened Dictator 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 / 2.25 pages (report information)

Script:
John Ficara; Gabe Christensen; Lizzie Renaud; Cameron Hallett; Garry Powell; Holden Zuschlag; Sierra Rush
Pencils:
Lizzie Renaud (tattoo); Steve Potter; ? (photo)
Inks:
Lizzie Renaud (tattoo); Steve Potter; ? (photo)
Colors:
?; ? (photo)
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Alfred E. Neuman; Scott McCreery; Holden Zuschlag; Tom Richmond; Rich Sommer; Black Spy; White Spy
Synopsis:
Letters, photos and fan art, including an Alfred E. Neuman tattoo and tweets about the last issue.

Spy Vs Spy Gear & Gifts (Table of Contents)

Spy Museum Store / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Black Spy; White Spy
Synopsis:
Ad for Spy vs. Spy merchandise.

Indexer Notes

on bottom of page 2 of letters pages

[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

$#*! My Son Says (Table of Contents)

See B.S. Department / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jeff Kruse
Pencils:
Associated Press (photo)
Inks:
Associated Press (photo)
Colors:
Associated Press (photo)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Charlie Sheen; Martin Sheen
Synopsis:
Phony ad for television series, parody of "$#*! My Father Says."

The Fundalini Pages (Table of Contents)

Random Acts of Mindless Department; The Stupid Six; Latest Classified Ads; Angry / Angrier / Angriest Birds; Superhero Origins Gone Wrong!; Leg of Lambert; This Bland Is Your Bland; Monkeys Are Always Funny; Gimme A Flake; Pull My Cheney / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Jeff Kruse; Sergio Aragones; Scott Maiko; Jacob Lambert; Desmond Devlin; Kenny Keil; Tom Bland; Emily Flake; Tom Cheney; John Caldwell
Pencils:
Sergio Aragones; Tom Bunk; Jacob Lambert; Mort Drucker; Kenny Keil; Tom Bland; Emily Flake; Tom Cheney; John Caldwell; Chris Houghton; Sam Viviano; Charles Akins; Rick Tukla; ? (photo)
Inks:
Sergio Aragones; Tom Bunk; Jacob Lambert; Mort Drucker; Kenny Keil; Tom Bland; Emily Flake; Tom Cheney; John Caldwell; Chris Houghton; Sam Viviano; Charles Akins; Rick Tukla; ? (photo)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset; Tom Cheney; Emily Flake; Jacob Lambert

Genre:
humor; satire-parody
Characters:
Betty White; Alex Rodriguez; Angry Birds; Kieth Olbermann; Kal-El; Jor-El; Lara; Johnathon Kent; Martha Kent; Bruce Wayne; Green Lantern [Abin Sur]; Hal Jordan; Barry Allen; Bill O'Reilly; Ted Williams; John Boehner
Synopsis:
Various short satires of pop culture.

Indexer Notes

Additional features are: Surprises To Watch For...; Surprising Proposals In The NFL Labor Talks; Celebrity Cause-of-Death Betting Odds; Ted Williams Vs. Ted Williams; Reasons For That "Mature" ESRB Rating; Spotlight On American Universities; Signs You Haven't Actually Discovered A Lost Amazon Tribe; What's Making John Boehner Cry This Week?

MAD Libyan (Table of Contents)

A MAD Ad Parody; Funny Or Diatribe Department / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi
Synopsis:
parody of Mad Libs puzzle books

Muddled Family (Table of Contents)

Relatives' Stupidity Department / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Jake; Glorius; Phizz; Clairoil; Twitchell; Cramp; Lolly; Hadley; Mango; Lute; Alox
Synopsis:
Parody of TV show Modern Family.

Kanye West's Most Moronic Tweets (Table of Contents)

Characters Flawed Department / text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Jacob Lambert
Pencils:
Sam Sisco
Inks:
Sam Sisco
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Kanye West
Synopsis:
phony Tweets

Indexer Notes

one illustration

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.

The Strip Club (Table of Contents)

Pen And Stink Dept.; Just Below The Surface; It Only Hurts When I Laugh; The Truth Flirts; Coombs & Coombs; Good Enough!; Twisted Toaster Tales / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Vic Black; Douglas Paszkiewicz; Jason Coates; Pete Tamburino; Nate Fakes; Christopher Baldwin
Pencils:
Vic Black; Douglas Paszkiewicz; Jason Coates; Pete Tamburino; Nate Fakes; Christopher Baldwin
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset; Pete Tamburino; Nate Fakes; Christopher Baldwin

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A collection of comic strips.

Thank You For Screwing Us (Table of Contents)

Filler-Busted Department / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Dick DeBartolo
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Phony open letter from Taco Bull about the small percentage of beef in their tacos.

Indexer Notes

Based on discovery that Taco Bell restaurants use less than 100% beef.

Signs That Your Hypochondria Is Out Of Control (Table of Contents)

The Sick Sense Department / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Examples of extreme hypochondria.

Planet Tad!!!!! (Table of Contents)

In Blog We Trust Department / text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Tim Carvell
Pencils:
Brian Durniak
Inks:
Brian Durniak
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Tad discusses relates the problems that followed when he and his friend Chuck traded names in a class with a substitute teacher.

MAD's Thor-oughly Stupid Thor Outtakes (Table of Contents)

Beating A Dead Norse Department / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Thor
Synopsis:
Stills from the movie "Thor" with fake dialog.
Reprints:

MAD's 11 Little-Known, Practical, Real Life Uses for Ballet (Table of Contents)

The Plie's The Thing Department / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Mike Craig
Pencils:
Jack Syracuse
Inks:
Jack Syracuse
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Demonstrating how ballet moves can get you out of many a jam.

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; spy
Characters:
Black Spy; White Spy
Synopsis:
In the first story, the Black Spy becomes paranoid of the White Spy after reading Wikileaks, but fails to discover the plot against him. In the second story, the White Spy succumbs to a window rigged by the Black Spy.

Indexer Notes

2 stories.

Don Martin Beats The High Cost Of Gasoline (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Don Martin (signed)
Pencils:
Don Martin (signed)
Inks:
Don Martin (signed)

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Some improbable list of ways to travel without gasoline are demonstrated.
Reprints: show reprint note before migration

Dancing With The Star Wars (Table of Contents)

R2-D2-Step Department / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Dave Croatto
Pencils:
Hermann Mejia
Inks:
Hermann Mejia
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Tom Bergeron; Brooke Burke; Darth Vader; Stormtrooper; Wicket; Jabba The Hutt; Boba Fett; Darth Maul; Greedo; Han Solo; General Grievous; Luke Skywalker; Obi-Wan Kenobi; Jawas; Yoda; Chewbacca; C3PO; Jar Jar Binks; Mace Windu; William Shatner; Alfred E. Neuman; James T. Kirk; Spock
Synopsis:
Parody of TV show "Dancing With The Stars", using Star Wars Characters.

Indexer Notes

Ends with a preview of "Dancing With The Star Trek", which pays homage to the cover of MAD #186.

Sheen It? (Table of Contents)

Porn Family Game Night Department / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Associated Press (photo); Leakeem / Dreamstime.com (background photo)
Inks:
Associated Press (photo); Leakeem / Dreamstime.com (background photo)
Colors:
Associated Press (photo); Leakeem / Dreamstime.com (background photo)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Charlie Sheen
Synopsis:
Parody of the game Scene It?, using questions about Charlie Sheen.

Things You Don't Want To Hear From A Marriage Counselor (Table of Contents)

Split Happens Department / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Jeff Kruse
Pencils:
Evan Dorkin; Sarah Dyer
Inks:
Evan Dorkin; Sarah Dyer
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Statements that show you have a horrible counselor.

A MAD Look At Hoarders (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:
Extreme hoarding and how being on TV changes the hoarders.

Similarities & Differences Between The Spider-Man Musical And The War In Afghanistan (Table of Contents)

Theatres Of The Absurd Department / text article / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Spider-Man; US soldier
Synopsis:
A list of attributes shared (or not) between the musical and the war.
Reprints:

The 50 Worst Things About Facebook (Table of Contents)

Zuckerberg's-Eye View Department / text article / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Charlie Kadau; Jason Katzenstein; Joe Masterman; Jason Salas
Pencils:
Bob Staake
Inks:
Bob Staake
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Mark Zuckerberg
Synopsis:
A list of things wrong with Facebook, presented as if they appear on a Facebook page.

One Fine Day On Main Street (Table of Contents)

Underage Thinking Department / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Michael Gallagher
Pencils:
Paul Coker
Inks:
Paul Coker
Colors:
?

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A 18 year kid can't buy liquor at the store, so he robs it.

Where Did Many Young Performers Get Their First Big Break? (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:
Spider-Man
Synopsis:
Answer is Spider-Man On Broadway.

Indexer Notes

inside back cover

Escape From Zombieville, USA! (Table of Contents)

The Zombie Chasers / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Zack Clarke; zombies
Synopsis:
Ad for books series.

Indexer Notes

back cover

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The 50 Worst Things About Facebook
    Alfred E. Neuman
  2. 1. An Incredible, Spectacular Offer For NEW Subscribers Only!
    MAD Magazine
  3. 2. Departments
    It's The List We Can Do Department
  4. 3. Random Samplings of Reader Mail
    Letters And Tomatoes Dept.
  5. 4. Spy Vs Spy Gear & Gifts
    Spy Museum Store
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
  7. 6. $#*! My Son Says
    See B.S. Department
  8. 7. The Fundalini Pages
    Random Acts of Mindless Department; The Stupid Six; Latest Classified Ads; Angry / Angrier / Angriest Birds; Superhero Origins Gone Wrong!; Leg of Lambert; This Bland Is Your Bland; Monkeys Are Always Funny; Gimme A Flake; Pull My Cheney
  9. 8. MAD Libyan
    A MAD Ad Parody; Funny Or Diatribe Department
  10. 9. Muddled Family
    Relatives' Stupidity Department
  11. 10. Kanye West's Most Moronic Tweets
    Characters Flawed Department
  12. 11. Subscribe To MAD And Own A Piece of MAD History!
    MAD Magazine
  13. 12. The Strip Club
    Pen And Stink Dept.; Just Below The Surface; It Only Hurts When I Laugh; The Truth Flirts; Coombs & Coombs; Good Enough!; Twisted Toaster Tales
  14. 13. Thank You For Screwing Us
    Filler-Busted Department
  15. 14. Signs That Your Hypochondria Is Out Of Control
    The Sick Sense Department
  16. 15. Planet Tad!!!!!
    In Blog We Trust Department
  17. 16. MAD's Thor-oughly Stupid Thor Outtakes
    Beating A Dead Norse Department
  18. 17. MAD's 11 Little-Known, Practical, Real Life Uses for Ballet
    The Plie's The Thing Department
  19. 18. Spy vs. Spy
    Joke And Dagger Dept.
  20. 19. Don Martin Beats The High Cost Of Gasoline
    The MAD Vault; The More Things Change, The More They Stay The Lame Dept.
  21. 20. Dancing With The Star Wars
    R2-D2-Step Department
  22. 21. Sheen It?
    Porn Family Game Night Department
  23. 22. Things You Don't Want To Hear From A Marriage Counselor
    Split Happens Department
  24. 23. A MAD Look At Hoarders
    Serge-In General Dept.
  25. 24. Similarities & Differences Between The Spider-Man Musical And The War In Afghanistan
    Theatres Of The Absurd Department
  26. 25. The 50 Worst Things About Facebook
    Zuckerberg's-Eye View Department
  27. 26. One Fine Day On Main Street
    Underage Thinking Department
  28. 27. Where Did Many Young Performers Get Their First Big Break?
    Mad Fold-In
  29. 28. Escape From Zombieville, USA!
    The Zombie Chasers
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