MAD #479
(July 2007)

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Price
3.99 USD
Pages
52
Indicia frequency
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
E.C. Publications, Inc.
ISBN
?
Barcode
?
Editing
John Ficarra; Amy Vozeolas (associate editor); Dave Croatto (associate editor); Greg Leitman (associate editor)
Color
color (#1-23, 400-550); color cover with black & white interior (#24-399)
Dimensions
standard Golden Age US (#1-23); magazine size (#24 onward)
Paper Stock
glossy cover
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

Aarrrhh! Pirates of The Caribbean (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
Mark Fredrickson
Inks
Mark Fredrickson
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Alfred E. Neuman
Synopsis
Alfred is dressed as Jack Sparrow, but with goofy accessories.

An Important Message From MAD's Director of Business & Development (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

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

Departments (Table of Contents: 2)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
various
Inks
various
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Characters
Alfred E. Neuman; Monroe's father; Capt. Jack Sparrow; Jabba The Hutt; Jeff Foxworthy

Indexer Notes

The feature "Turning Back The Cluck Department" is phony and does not actually appear in the issue.

Random Samplings of Reader Mail (Table of Contents: 3)

Letters And Tomatoes Department / letters page / 1.67 pages (report information)

Script
John Ficarra; Eric Scura; Elliot Law; Kathy Patterson; Sandra Gonzalez; Gunnar Oliphant
Pencils
Sandra Gonzalez; Gunnar Oliphant
Inks
Sandra Gonzalez; Gunnar Oliphant
Colors
Sandra Gonzalez; Gunnar Oliphant
Letters
typeset

Characters
Alrede E. Neuman; Rosie O'Donnell; Donald Trump; Monroe; Black Spy; White Spy; Fantabulaman; Joe Bitterman
Synopsis
Letters and fan art. Includes feature "The Big Question."

Transcript of The Best Damn MAD Plug Period (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Chris Rose; John Salley; Bob Saget; Rodney Peete; Rob Dibble
Pencils
?; ? (photo)
Inks
?; ? (photo)
Colors
?; ? (photo)
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Characters
Chris Rose; John Salley; Bob Saget; Rodney Peete; Rob Dibble
Synopsis
Transcript of the guys from tv show The Best Damn Sports Show Period, discussing their parody in MAD #475.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

between pages 1-2 of letters pages

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5)

credits, title page / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction

Your Adventure Starts At $14,985 (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

Jeep / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Fundalini Pages (Table of Contents: 7)

Random Acts of Mindless Dept; Bitterman; A Fundalina Quiz; The Fast 5; The NFL's Ref Report; Castro Comments; The Godfrey Report; Graphic Novel Review; Possible Ways J.K. Rowling...; Tip-offs You're On A Cruise Ship Headed For Disaster / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
various
Pencils
various
Inks
various
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Characters
Joe Bitterman; Harry Potter; Neville Longbottom; Ron Weasley; Sorting Hat; Hedwig; Dobby; Peter Pettigrew; Hagrid; Mr. Snape; Hermoine Granger; Voldemort; Nearly Headless Nick; Jeff Foxworthy; Fidel Castro; Don Imus; Michael Richards; Batman; Robin; The Penguin
Synopsis
Various short satires of pop culture.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Contributors (roles unknown) include: Charles Akins; Matthew A. Cohen; Russ Cooper; Dick DeBartolo; Desmond Devlin; Garth Gerhart; Jeff Kruse; Scott Maiko; Noel Rappin; Kiernan P. Schmitt; Sam Sisco; Ty Templeton; Rick Tulka

A High-Energy Thrill Ride (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

Ghost Rider / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Things Overheard At The Premiere of Pirates Of The Caribbean 3 (Table of Contents: 9)

Sparrow-Minded Comments Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Jacob Lambert
Pencils
Hermann Mejia
Inks
Hermann Mejia
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Characters
Ryan Seacrest; Orlando Bloom; Johnny Depp; Jerry Seinfeld; Captain Morgan; Spongebob Squarepants; Patrick Starfish; Joan Rivers; Kiera Knightley; Naomie Harris; Lee Arenberg; Mackenzie Crook; Geoffrey Rush; Captain Davey Jones
Synopsis
Goofy comments about the movie, along the red carpet for the premiere where the stars are all in costume.

Startling Similarities Between Modern Celebrities & Ancient Artifacts! (Table of Contents: 10)

Some Resembling Required Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Chari Pere
Pencils
? (photo)
Inks
? (photo)
Colors
? (photo)
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Characters
Jennifer Lopez; The Three Stooges [Larry; Moe; Curly]; Jerry Seinfeld; Devo; Madonna; Michael Jackson; Star Jones
Synopsis
Compares the appearance of modern celebrites to ancient statues.

Indexer Notes

Photos are from various, uncredited sources.

Planet Tad!!!!! (Table of Contents: 11)

In Blog We Trust Dept. / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Tim Carvell
Pencils
Brian Durniak; ? (photo)
Inks
Brian Durniak; ? (photo)
Colors
Brian Durniak; ? (photo)
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Characters
Tad; Kevin; Sophie; Doug Spivak
Synopsis
Tad believes he broke his friend's camera and details his problems coming up with the money to repair it.

MAD's Touchy-Feely Wrestlemania Outtakes (Table of Contents: 12)

Hair Club For McMahon Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Donald Trump; Vince McMahon
Synopsis
Captioned photos of events at Wrestlemania, including Donald Trump's shaving of Vince McMahon's head.

A MAD Look At Global Warming (Table of Contents: 13)

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

Script
Sergio Aragones (signed)
Pencils
Sergio Aragones (signed)
Inks
Sergio Aragones (signed)
Colors
?

Genre
humor
Synopsis
Things that might, but likely won't, happen if significant global warming actually occurs.

iMus (Table of Contents: 14)

A MAD Ad Parody; Ho's Laughing Now? Dept. / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Scott Bricher
Inks
Scott Bricher
Colors
Scott Bricher

Genre
humor
Characters
Don Imus
Synopsis
Parody of iTunes ads, using Don Imus with his foot in his mouth.

MAD's Minute-By-Minute Breakdown Of A School Field Trip (Table of Contents: 15)

See What All The Bus Is About Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Lawrence Pitts; Mrs. Korstasian; Miss Faybner; 'Tiffatty' Jones; Sherman Lerpit; Mrs. Lieberernak; Derek Wemple; Mr. Lopez; Pokena Calderone; Elise Mahoney; Vincent Razzo
Synopsis
The chaos that happens on a middle school field trip.

Rejected Star Wars Stamps (Table of Contents: 16)

Philately Portman Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Jeff Kruse
Pencils
Mark Stutzman
Inks
Mark Stutzman
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Darth Vader [Anakin Skywalker]; Darth Maul; Princess Leia; Mace Windu; Jar Jar Binks; Luke Skywalker (hand only); Jabba The Hutt; Chewbacca; Obi-Wan Kenobi; Tauntauns; Emperor Palpatine; Ewok
Synopsis
Captioned images of postage stamps that the USPS did not issue in the Star Wars set.

More Facts That Sound For A Second Like They Might Be True...But Aren't (Table of Contents: 17)

That's False, Folks Dept. / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Justin Heimberg
Pencils
Kevin Pope
Inks
Kevin Pope
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Characters
Robert Fulton; Isaac Newton; George Washington Carver; Schlitz beer
Synopsis
Fake historical facts.

He Is Not Alone (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

Kyle Xy / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Spy Vs. Spy (Table of Contents: 19)

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

Script
Peter Kuper
Pencils
Peter Kuper
Inks
Peter Kuper
Colors
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Black Spy; White Spy
Synopsis
The Black Spy, as a pirate, holds up the White Spy for treasure, but the White Spy has the last laugh.

Subscribe To MAD Classics...And Own This MAD Classic! (Table of Contents: 20) (Expand) /

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

Monroe And...Harry Potter (Table of Contents: 21)

Angster's Paradise / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Anthony Barbieri
Pencils
Tom Fowler
Inks
Tom Fowler
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Monroe; Monroe's father; Walter; Dylan; Jolinda; Monroe's grandpa
Synopsis
Monroe dreams he's Harry Potter and other people he knows are also in the story.

They're Rich. They're Famous. They're Dead! (Table of Contents: 22) (Expand) /

Topps Trading Cards; Batman / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

MAD's Arrr!-Rated Outtakes From Pirates Of The Caribbean: At World's End (Table of Contents: 23)

Sparrow-Minded Comments Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Captain Jack Sparrow; Captain Barbossa; Will Turner; Elizabeth Swann; Pintel; Ragetti; Tia Dalma
Synopsis
Movie stills with absurd captions.

Coming Soon To Bookstores Everywhere! (Table of Contents: 24) (Expand) /

The MAD War on Bush / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

The Strip Club (Table of Contents: 25)

Pen And Stink Dept.; Father O'Flannity's Hot Tub; Me, Myself And My Puppet; Rex In The City; The Hero Santon; The Long And Short Of It; Mulligan's Island; Just Below The Surface / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Keith Knight; John Kovaleski; Dustin Glick; Don Asmussen; Dan Long; Felipe Galindo [as Feggo]; Douglas Paszkiewicz
Pencils
Keith Knight; John Kovaleski; Dustin Glick; Don Asmussen; Dan Long; Felipe Galindo [as Feggo]; Douglas Paszkiewicz
Inks
Keith Knight; John Kovaleski; Dustin Glick; Don Asmussen; Dan Long; Felipe Galindo [as Feggo]; Douglas Paszkiewicz
Colors
?
Letters
Keith Knight; John Kovaleski; Dustin Glick; Dan Long; Douglas Paszkiewicz; typeset

Genre
humor
Characters
Father O'Flannity; Choirboy Timmy; Keith Richards; Rex; The Hero Santon; Jimmy; Mr. Carlson
Synopsis
A collection of cartoons.

Final Installment of The Gross And Beyond Gross Trilogy (Table of Contents: 26)

Revoltage Meter Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Synopsis
Comparisons of gross happenings with extra-gross happenings.

Fox News Comedy Shows That Never Got Off The Ground (Table of Contents: 27)

Neo-Con Jobs Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Santopadre
Pencils
Drew Friedman
Inks
Drew Friedman
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Bill Clinton; Barney Frank; Lance Bass; Jesse Jackson; Barack Obama; Al Gore; Hillary Clinton (cameo); John Edwards (cameo); Dennis Miller; Saddam Hussein; Nancy Pelosi
Synopsis
Ideas for tv shows that would go well with right-wing news programs, showing the foibles of left-wing politicians.

What The Heck Is The Difference? (Table of Contents: 28)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Norman Mingo (painted, original); ? (changes)
Inks
Norman Mingo (painted, original); ? (changes)
Colors
Norman Mingo (painted, original); ? (changes)
Letters
typeset

Characters
Alfred E. Neuman
Synopsis
Cover of MAD #96 with a variation to find the differences on.
Reprints

What Asian Menace Is Causing Anxiety And Sleepless Nights For Many Americans? (Table of Contents: 29)

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
Kim Jong Il; Godzilla
Synopsis
The answer is: Sudoku.

Indexer Notes

inside back cover

Drawn-Out Dramas (Table of Contents: 30)

Marginal Thinking Dept. / filler / 0 pages (report information)

Pencils
Sergio Aragones
Inks
Sergio Aragones

Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

Gags appear on 15 different pages.

Hunger Gets What Hunger Wants (Table of Contents: 31) (Expand) /

Ball Park Franks / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Aarrrhh! Pirates of The Caribbean
    Alfred E. Neuman
  2. 1. An Important Message From MAD's Director of Business & Development
    Mad Magazine
  3. 2. Departments
  4. 3. Random Samplings of Reader Mail
    Letters And Tomatoes Department
  5. 4. Transcript of The Best Damn MAD Plug Period
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
  7. 6. Your Adventure Starts At $14,985
    Jeep
  8. 7. The Fundalini Pages
    Random Acts of Mindless Dept; Bitterman; A Fundalina Quiz; The Fast 5; The NFL's Ref Report; Castro Comments; The Godfrey Report; Graphic Novel Review; Possible Ways J.K. Rowling...; Tip-offs You're On A Cruise Ship Headed For Disaster
  9. 8. A High-Energy Thrill Ride
    Ghost Rider
  10. 9. Things Overheard At The Premiere of Pirates Of The Caribbean 3
    Sparrow-Minded Comments Dept.
  11. 10. Startling Similarities Between Modern Celebrities & Ancient Artifacts!
    Some Resembling Required Dept.
  12. 11. Planet Tad!!!!!
    In Blog We Trust Dept.
  13. 12. MAD's Touchy-Feely Wrestlemania Outtakes
    Hair Club For McMahon Dept.
  14. 13. A MAD Look At Global Warming
    Serge-In General Dept.
  15. 14. iMus
    A MAD Ad Parody; Ho's Laughing Now? Dept.
  16. 15. MAD's Minute-By-Minute Breakdown Of A School Field Trip
    See What All The Bus Is About Dept.
  17. 16. Rejected Star Wars Stamps
    Philately Portman Dept.
  18. 17. More Facts That Sound For A Second Like They Might Be True...But Aren't
    That's False, Folks Dept.
  19. 18. He Is Not Alone
    Kyle Xy
  20. 19. Spy Vs. Spy
    Joke And Dagger Dept.
  21. 20. Subscribe To MAD Classics...And Own This MAD Classic!
    MAD Classics
  22. 21. Monroe And...Harry Potter
    Angster's Paradise
  23. 22. They're Rich. They're Famous. They're Dead!
    Topps Trading Cards; Batman
  24. 23. MAD's Arrr!-Rated Outtakes From Pirates Of The Caribbean: At World's End
    Sparrow-Minded Comments Dept.
  25. 24. Coming Soon To Bookstores Everywhere!
    The MAD War on Bush
  26. 25. The Strip Club
    Pen And Stink Dept.; Father O'Flannity's Hot Tub; Me, Myself And My Puppet; Rex In The City; The Hero Santon; The Long And Short Of It; Mulligan's Island; Just Below The Surface
  27. 26. Final Installment of The Gross And Beyond Gross Trilogy
    Revoltage Meter Dept.
  28. 27. Fox News Comedy Shows That Never Got Off The Ground
    Neo-Con Jobs Dept.
  29. 28. What The Heck Is The Difference?
    Observation Dreck Dept.
  30. 29. What Asian Menace Is Causing Anxiety And Sleepless Nights For Many Americans?
    Mad Fold-In
  31. 30. Drawn-Out Dramas
    Marginal Thinking Dept.
  32. 31. Hunger Gets What Hunger Wants
    Ball Park Franks
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Donald Dale Milne
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Terry Watkins
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Karl Wilcox
  • Donald Dale Milne