(August 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:
07447033230508
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

[In Dumbest Day...] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor; superhero
Characters:
Green Lantern [Alfred E. Neuman]
Synopsis:
A different version of the oath of the ring.

How To Train Your Dragon Series (Table of Contents)

How To Train Your Dragon Series / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Ad for book series from Little, Brown and Company.

Indexer Notes

inside front cover

Departments (Table of Contents)

It's The List We Can Do Department / foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Alfred E. Neuman; Captain Kangaroo; Captain Jack Sparrow; Green Lantern; White Spy; Black Spy; Katie Couric; Slick Hair-Is-Gone

Indexer Notes

The feature "The Boxers Rebellion 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 / 3.25 pages (report information)

Script:
John Ficara; Al Shams; Vanessa Carter; Judy Keenan; Alex Graham; James Patterson; Earl Holden
Pencils:
? (photo); Laurie Ann O'Neill; Brandon Ortwein (sculpture); Felt Mistress (sculpture); Jonathan Edwards (sculpture); Jason Freeny (sculpture); Al Jaffee
Inks:
? (photo); Laurie Ann O'Neill; Brandon Ortwein (sculpture); Felt Mistress (sculpture); Jonathan Edwards (sculpture); Jason Freeny (sculpture); Al Jaffee
Colors:
?; ? (photo)
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Alfred E. Neuman; White Spy; Black Spy; Katie Keenan; Jane Fonda; Alyssa (Prohias ?); Al Jaffee
Synopsis:
Letters, photos and fan art, including a Morse code tattoo on Antonio Prohias' grandaughter, Spy Vs. Spy sculptures, and a 90th birthday card from Al Jaffee.

An Incredible, Spectacular Offer For NEW Subscribers Only! (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:
Ad for subscriptions, giving away the Alfred E. Neuman portraits that were sold from 1966-1984.

Indexer Notes

between pages 1-2 of letters pages

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 3 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 4 of letters pages

Humorous Stupidious! (Table of Contents)

MAD Presents Harry Potter / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Alfred E. Neuman
Synopsis:
House ad for special edition collecting MAD's Harry Potter spoofs.

Indexer Notes

Lists the on sale date as July 19.

The Fundalini Pages (Table of Contents)

Random Acts of Mindless Department; When The Going Gets Duff; New Trends: The Cover We Didn't Use; Celebrity Cause-of-Death Betting Odds;Top Tourist Attractions In 2058; The Fast Five; Plugged Nickel; Worst Selling Exotic Pets; On Sale Now / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Jeff Kruse; Scott Maiko; J. C. Duffy; David DeGrand; Michael Grinspan; Scott Nickel; Kiernan P. Schmidt
Pencils:
? (photo); J. C. Duffy; David DeGrand; Rick Tulka; Sam Viviano; Evan Dorkin; Sarah Dyer; Anton Emdin; Scott Nickell; Paul Coker
Inks:
? (photo); J. C. Duffy; David DeGrand; Rick Tulka; Sam Viviano; Evan Dorkin; Sarah Dyer; Anton Emdin; Scott Nickell; Paul Coker
Colors:
?; ? (photo)
Letters:
typeset; Scott Nickel; J. C. Duffy

Genre:
humor; satire-parody
Characters:
Lindsay Lohan; Newt Gingrich; Donald Trump; Meatloaf; Stephen Hawking; Snooki
Synopsis:
Various short satires of pop culture.

Indexer Notes

Additional features are: Obama-Haters' Reactions to the Killing of Osama Bin Laden; What Lindsay Lohan Learned During Her Community Service At The L.A. Morgue

Terminated (Table of Contents)

In The Line of Fired Department; A MAD Poster Parody / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Robert Parad; Richard Williams; Jason Seiler
Inks:
Robert Parad; Richard Williams; Jason Seiler
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Kieth Olbermann; Glenn Beck; Katie Couric
Synopsis:
Parody of posters for the Terminator movies, retitled as Terminated movies, featuring TV news personalities whose shows have been canceled.

Indexer Notes

Appears in 3 different places in the magazine, one page for each celebrity.

Green Lunkhead (Table of Contents)

Sewing His Wild Oath Dept. / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Green Lunkhead [Hack Boredom]; Green Lunkhead [Turhan-Be]; Green Lunkhead [Strepthro]; Green Lunkhead [Sillyfrog]; Green Lunkhead [Lucky Charm] (cameo); Green Lunkhead [Shrek] (cameo); Green Lunkhead [Jiminy Cricket] (cameo); Green Lunkhead [Baby Bop] (cameo); Green Lunkhead [Abin Sur] (not named); Green Lunkhead [Kermit] (cameo); Green Lunkhead [The Great Gazoo] (cameo); Green Lunkhead [Oscar The Grouch] (cameo); Green Lunkhead [Green M&M] (cameo); Green Lunkhead [Teletubby Dipsy] (cameo); Green Lunkhead [Mr.Yuk] (cameo); Green Lunkhead [Yertle The Turtle] (cameo); Green Lunkhead [Gumby] (cameo); Green Lunkhead [The Grinch] (cameo); Green Lunkhead [Broom Hilda] (cameo); Green Lunkhead [Frankenstein] (cameo); Green Lunkhead [Mike Wazowski] (cameo); Green Lunkhead [Yoda] (cameo); Green Lunkhead [Pete's Dragon] (cameo); Green Lunkhead [Geiko Gecko] (cameo); Green Lunkhead [Slimer] (cameo); Green Lunkhead [Jolly Green Giant] (cameo); Green Lunkhead [Little Pod] (cameo); Green Lunkhead [Angry Bird] (cameo); Green Lunkhead [Toy Story Little Green Man] (cameo); Green Lunkhead [Yoshi] (cameo); Green Lunkhead [unnamed Muppet] (cameo); Green Lunkhead [Star Wars cantina alien] (cameo); Green Lunkhead [Tick-Tock the Croc] (cameo); Gardengnomes of Oo-Wee; Pairofslax; Carol Ferrets; Hector Hamstrung; Mr. Hamstrung (Hector's father)
Synopsis:
A parody of the Green Lantern movie, filled with just about every green pop culture character you can imagine.
Reprints:

When Ventriloquists Go Bad (Table of Contents)

Throwing Their Vice Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A number of ways antisocial ventriloquists can plague society.

A MAD Look At Celebrity Life (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 the problems that public recognition causes celebrities.

Bored Bath & Be Gone (Table of Contents)

Rotten To The Store Dept. / text article / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Jeff Kruse
Pencils:
Scott Bricher (photo collages)
Inks:
Scott Bricher (photo collages)
Colors:
Scott Bricher (photo collages)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Phony ad flyer highlighting products from the "Things That Convert Into Other Things Sale." Parody of Bed Bath & Beyond stores.

How Does Captain America Stack Up Against Other Legendary Captains? (Table of Contents)

Military Zeroes Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Hermann Mejia (painting)
Inks:
Hermann Mejia (painting)
Colors:
Hermann Mejia (painting)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Captain America; Captain Morgan; Captain James T. Kirk; Captain Crunch; Captain Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger; Captain Lou Albano; Captain Hawkeye Pierce; Captain Underpants; Captain Von Trapp; Captain Kangaroo; Captain Jack Sparrow; Captain Ahab
Synopsis:
Humorous comparisons between each captain and Captain America.

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 one story, the spies engage in feigned suicides to get the better of each other.
In the second story, the White Spy encounters poison ivy while trying to reach the Black Spy.

Indexer Notes

2 stories

Romance: Before & After The Economic Slump (Table of Contents)

The Cost of Loving Index Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Barry Liebmann
Pencils:
Peter Bagge
Inks:
Peter Bagge
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Ways the poor economy may have affected love life.

Stupidity Never Sleeps! (Table of Contents)

The Idiotical / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
House ad for MAD's new blog, The Idiotical.

Indexer Notes

Art is excerpts from various features, including an image from Don Martin.

The Strip Club (Table of Contents)

Pen And Stink Dept.; Good Enough!; That Sinking Feeling; The Machine That Travels Through Time; Nitemare Zone; Lil Popi / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Jason Yungbluth; Joey Alison Sayers; Phil McAndrew; KC Green; Box Brown; Dan Thompson; Pete Tamburino; Dustin Glick; Jacob Lambert
Pencils:
Jason Yungbluth; Joey Alison Sayers; Phil McAndrew; KC Green; Box Brown; Dan Thompson; Pete Tamburino; Dustin Glick; Jacob Lambert
Inks:
Jason Yungbluth; Joey Alison Sayers; Phil McAndrew; KC Green; Box Brown; Dan Thompson; Pete Tamburino; Dustin Glick; Jacob Lambert
Colors:
?
Letters:
Jason Yungbluth; Joey Alison Sayers; Phil McAndrew; KC Green; Box Brown; Dan Thompson; Pete Tamburino; Dustin Glick; Jacob Lambert

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Jungle Jeff; Tofu; Lil' Popi; Rex
Synopsis:
A collection of comic strips.

Indexer Notes

Other features are: I'm Afraid It's Very Serious; Jungle Jeff; Rex In The City; and Got Your Nose.

The #1 App In America! (Table of Contents)

It Was App To Happen Department; A MAD Ad Parody / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Angry Birds; Osama Pig Laden
Synopsis:
Ad parody for "Angry Birds Team Six Navy Seals Edition."

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

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

Script:
Tim Carvell
Pencils:
Brian Durniak; iStockphoto.com / Driada (photo); iStockphoto.com / Scottbeard (photo)
Inks:
Brian Durniak; iStockphoto.com / Driada (photo); iStockphoto.com / Scottbeard (photo)
Colors:
?; iStockphoto.com / Driada (photo); iStockphoto.com / Scottbeard (photo)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Tad discusses his efforts to earn money for an amusement park ticket.

A MAD Look At Burial At Sea (Table of Contents)

The MAD Vault; The More Things Change, The More They Stay The Lame Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Things that might go wrong with a burial at sea.
Reprints: show reprint note before migration

Indexer Notes

Original department was "Float Some And Jettison Some Dept."

New Monopoly Cards That Reflect The Sleazy Way Business Is Really Done (Table of Contents)

Community Jest Dept. / text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Nick Meglin
Pencils:
Sam Viviano
Inks:
Sam Viviano
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Rich Uncle Pennybags
Synopsis:
Proposed new Chance and Community Chest cards for Monopoly, with amounts in the multi-millions.

MAD Pins Down Some Truly Shocking WWE: Did You Know?s (Table of Contents)

Bored of The Ring Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Desmond Devlin
Pencils:
Tim Hamilton (signed)
Inks:
Tim Hamilton (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Characters:
The Undertaker; Kane; Triple-H; Hubert H. Humphrey; Linda McMahon; Vince McMahon; Rey Mysterio; Jerry "The King" Lawler; Hulk Hogan
Synopsis:
Goofy wrestling news items under the heading of the Did You Know feature used by World Wrestling Entertainment TV.

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

MAD's Greatest Artists / 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 book of Sergio Aragones' work.

Yawn Stars (Table of Contents)

Hock Around The Clock Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Slick Hair-Is-Gone; Big Loss; the Old Man; Chunky
Synopsis:
Parody of the TV show Pawn Stars.

The Shadow Knows (Table of Contents)

Light Makes Right Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Shadows reveal people's true intentions.

The Least Interesting Man In The World (Table of Contents)

We Have Nothing To Fear But Beer Itself Department; A MAD Ad Parody / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Scott Maiko
Pencils:
Irving Schild (photo)
Inks:
Irving Schild (photo)
Colors:
Irving Schild (photo)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Satire of Dos Equis Beer ads featuring the Most Interesting Man In The World.

What Despicable Group Is Scorned Around The Country Wherever They Go? (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 The Miami Heat.

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
Characters:
Puss-In-Boots; White Spy; Black Spy; Zorro

Indexer Notes

Gags appear on 16 different pages.

The Time Has Come! (Table of Contents)

Alpocalypse / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Weird Al Yankovic
Synopsis:
Ad for latest album by Weird Al Yankovic.

Indexer Notes

back cover

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [In Dumbest Day...]
    Alfred E. Neuman
  2. 1. How To Train Your Dragon Series
    How To Train Your Dragon Series
  3. 2. Departments
    It's The List We Can Do Department
  4. 3. Random Samplings of Reader Mail
    Letters And Tomatoes Dept.
  5. 4. An Incredible, Spectacular Offer For NEW Subscribers Only!
    MAD Magazine
  6. 5. Spy Vs Spy Gear & Gifts
    Spy Museum Store
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
  8. 7. Humorous Stupidious!
    MAD Presents Harry Potter
  9. 8. The Fundalini Pages
    Random Acts of Mindless Department; When The Going Gets Duff; New Trends: The Cover We Didn't Use; Celebrity Cause-of-Death Betting Odds;Top Tourist Attractions In 2058; The Fast Five; Plugged Nickel; Worst Selling Exotic Pets; On Sale Now
  10. 9. Terminated
    In The Line of Fired Department; A MAD Poster Parody
  11. 10. Green Lunkhead
    Sewing His Wild Oath Dept.
  12. 11. When Ventriloquists Go Bad
    Throwing Their Vice Dept.
  13. 12. A MAD Look At Celebrity Life
    Serge-In General Dept.
  14. 13. Bored Bath & Be Gone
    Rotten To The Store Dept.
  15. 14. How Does Captain America Stack Up Against Other Legendary Captains?
    Military Zeroes Dept.
  16. 15. Spy vs. Spy
    Joke And Dagger Dept.
  17. 16. Romance: Before & After The Economic Slump
    The Cost of Loving Index Dept.
  18. 17. Stupidity Never Sleeps!
    The Idiotical
  19. 18. The Strip Club
    Pen And Stink Dept.; Good Enough!; That Sinking Feeling; The Machine That Travels Through Time; Nitemare Zone; Lil Popi
  20. 19. The #1 App In America!
    It Was App To Happen Department; A MAD Ad Parody
  21. 20. Planet Tad!!!!!
    In Blog We Trust Department
  22. 21. A MAD Look At Burial At Sea
    The MAD Vault; The More Things Change, The More They Stay The Lame Dept.
  23. 22. New Monopoly Cards That Reflect The Sleazy Way Business Is Really Done
    Community Jest Dept.
  24. 23. MAD Pins Down Some Truly Shocking WWE: Did You Know?s
    Bored of The Ring Dept.
  25. 24. On Sale Now Wherever Books Are Still Sold!
    MAD's Greatest Artists
  26. 25. Yawn Stars
    Hock Around The Clock Dept.
  27. 26. The Shadow Knows
    Light Makes Right Dept.
  28. 27. The Least Interesting Man In The World
    We Have Nothing To Fear But Beer Itself Department; A MAD Ad Parody
  29. 28. What Despicable Group Is Scorned Around The Country Wherever They Go?
    Mad Fold-In
  30. 29. Drawn Out Dramas
    Marginal Thinking Dept.
  31. 30. The Time Has Come!
    Alpocalypse
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