MAD #504
(August 2010)

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Price
5.99 USD
Pages
60
Indicia Frequency
six times a year
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
E.C. Publications, Inc.
ISBN
?
Barcode
?
Editing
John Ficarra; Dave Croatto (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

Issue Notes

First bi-monthly issue.


We Dump On The iPad (Table of Contents)

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

Script
Scott Nickel
Pencils
Mark Fredrickson
Inks
Mark Fredrickson
Colors
Mark Fredrickson
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Alfred E. Neuman
Synopsis
Alfred uses an iPad with an image of a newspaper as a bird cage liner.

Everyone Experiences It Differently (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

React Gum / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Departments (Table of Contents: 2)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
various
Inks
various
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Characters
Alfred E. Neuman; Woody; Buzz Lightyear; Bill O'Reilly; Black Spy

Indexer Notes

Art is excerpts from various articles in this issue.
The feature "Release The Wise-Crackin; Department" is phony and does not actually appear in the issue.

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

Letters And Tomatoes / letters page / 3.25 pages (report information)

Script
John Ficarra; Troy Cox; Brandon N.; Beatriz Lopez; Brandon Poulter; Chris Larking
Pencils
? (photo); Vick Arkoff (photo); BG183; Tats Cru
Inks
? (photo); Vick Arkoff (photo); BG183; Tats Cru
Colors
? (photo); Vick Arkoff (photo); BG183; Tats Cru
Letters
typeset

Characters
Jorge Garcia; Henry Ian Cusick; Michael Emerson; Daniel Dae Kim; Elizabeth Mitchell; Josh Holloway; Frank Conniff; J. Elvis Weinstein; Trace Beaulieu; Joel Hodgson
Synopsis
Letters, photos and fan art, including Celebrity Snaps.

Indexer Notes

Notes that the April 7, 2010 episode of Jeopardy! included an entire board with all answers referring to MAD Magazine.

Great Gear And Gifts! (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

International Spy Museum; Spy vs. Spy / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

credits, title page / 0.25 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

on bottom of page 4 of letters pages

The Fundalini Pages (Table of Contents: 6)

The Fundalini Pages; The Ryan's Den; Vey To Go; Fundalini Asks...; The 5 Worst Things...; New Features of The Iron Man 2 Suit; Calvin And Jobs; Coming Next Season To Animal Planet; The NFL's Ref Report; Celebrity Cause of Death Betting Odds / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?; P. C. Vey; Jacob Lambert; Jeff Kruse; Darren Johnson; Ryan Pagelow; Duck Edwing; Kiernan P. Schmitt; Scott Maiko
Pencils
Dave Croatto; P. C. Vey; Evan Dorkin; Tom Bunk; Charles Akins; ? (photo); Gary Hallgren; Ryan Pagelow; Sam Viviano; Paul Coker; Bob Staake
Inks
Dave Croatto; P. C. Vey; Sarah Dyer; Tom Bunk; Charles Akins; ? (photo); Gary Hallgren; Ryan Pagelow; Sam Viviano; Paul Coker; Bob Staake
Colors
?; ? (photo)
Letters
typeset

Characters
James Cameron; Iron Man; Calvin; Steve Jobs; Harvey Levin
Synopsis
Various short satires of pop culture.

Indexer Notes

Additional features are: Latest Classified Ads; Signs You're Too Fat To Travel On A Commercial Airline; Spotlight On American Universities; Least Popular Summer Camps; New Problems Popping Up In Toyotas.

An Important Message From MAD's Director of Business & Development (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

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

Subscribe To MAD And Own A Piece of MAD History! (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

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

MAD Rates The iPad For Various Demographics (Table of Contents: 9)

Take This, Jobs, And Shove It Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Alfred E. Neuman
Synopsis
The pros and cons of using the iPad for various demographic groups.

Toyota Story (Table of Contents: 10)

Cars And Defect Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Woody; Buzz Lightyear; Hamm; Mr. Potato Head; Camry; Lenny; Bob The Builder; Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots; Joe Lieberman; John Boehner; Dennis Kucinich; Raggedy Ann; Hungry Hungry Hippo; Stretch Armstrong; Magic 8-Ball; Mr. Roboto; Batman; Rex; Slinky Dog; Bo Peep; Squeeze Toy Alien; Wheezy; Etch; Mr. Spell
Synopsis
A Toyota Camry model arrives and takes the other toys for a wild ride. After a series of crashes, the Camry is called to Washington, DC and the other toys go along to defend it in Congressional hearings.

Bieber Versus... (Table of Contents: 11)

Comparison Chopping Dept. / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
? (photo); Kenuu / Dreamstime.com; Saddako123 / Dreamstime.com; Brookefuller / Dreamstime.com
Inks
? (photo); Kenuu / Dreamstime.com; Saddako123 / Dreamstime.com; Brookefuller / Dreamstime.com
Colors
? (photo); Kenuu / Dreamstime.com; Saddako123 / Dreamstime.com; Brookefuller / Dreamstime.com
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Characters
Justin Bieber; Beaker; Babar; Michael Bublé; Baby; Bilbo Baggins; Boo Berry; Bowser; Bobba Fett; Bebop; Buddha; Bill Clinton; Boo Boo; Rod Blagojevich; Michelle "Bombshell" McGee
Synopsis
Justin Bieber is paired with other celebrities and objects with similar sounding names and comes up a loser against nearly all of them, and only a tie with the remainder.

Indexer Notes

Objects depicted are a beeper, a BMW car, butter, and the Blue Boy painting.

A MAD Look At The Twilight Saga (Table of Contents: 12)

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
Edward Cullen; Bella Swan; Jacob Black; Victoria
Synopsis
Things that could have gone wrong in the Twilight movie series.

The MAD World of...Lying And Cheating (Table of Contents: 13)

The Agony of Deceit Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Sinberg
Pencils
Marc Hempel
Inks
Marc Hempel
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Synopsis
Rationalizations of lying, cheating and bribery.

The A-Hole Team (Table of Contents: 14)

A Mad Poster Parody / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Bill O'Reilly; Glenn Beck; Sean Hannity; ?
Synopsis
Satire on the A-Team concept, with conservative talk show hosts who "Love It When A Rant Comes Together."

Indexer Notes

Indexer could not recognize 4th Fox TV show host.

Mr. T Tweets While Watching The A-Team (Table of Contents: 15)

Designated Twitter Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
? (photo); Charon / Dreamstime.com
Inks
? (photo); Charon / Dreamstime.com
Colors
? (photo); Charon / Dreamstime.com
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Characters
Mr. T; Colonel Hannibal Smith; Lt. 'Faceman' Peck; B.A. Baracus; Captain H.M. Murdock
Synopsis
Fake Tweets from Mr. T about the recent A-Team movie, sent via Twittajabba.

Indexer Notes

Uses movie stills for most photos.

9 Unmistakable Signs That You're Not Quite Over Your Ex (Table of Contents: 16)

The Incredible Sulk Dept. / 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
Ridiculous things people could focus on that remind them or their ex-partner.

Reich Guard (Table of Contents: 17)

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

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

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Jesse James
Synopsis
Parody of deodorant ad and of Jesse James' Neo-Nazi salute.

The Strip Club (Table of Contents: 18)

Pen And Stink Dept.; Jungle Jeff; Rex In The City; It Only Hurts When I Laugh; Projectile Vomit Baby; Just Below The Surface; Fantabulaman / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Dan Thompson; Dustin Glick; Christopher Baldwin; Douglas Paszkiewicz; Scott Nickel; Ted Rall
Pencils
Dan Thompson; Dustin Glick; Christopher Baldwin; Douglas Paszkiewicz; Scott Nickel; Ted Rall
Inks
Dan Thompson; Dustin Glick; Christopher Baldwin; Douglas Paszkiewicz; Scott Nickel; Ted Rall
Colors
?
Letters
Dan Thompson; Dustin Glick; Christopher Baldwin; Douglas Paszkiewicz; Scott Nickel; Ted Rall

Genre
humor
Characters
Fantabulaman; Fangman; Vultureman; Doppelgansta
Synopsis
A collection of comic strips.
Reprints

The KFC Triple By-Pass! (Table of Contents: 19)

Grease Meets Jest Dept.; A MAD Ad Parody / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Dick DeBartolo
Pencils
Irving Schild (photo)
Inks
Irving Schild (photo)
Colors
Irving Schild (photo)
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Parody of the KFC Double Down sandwich.

More Sarah Palin Speaking Contract Demands (Table of Contents: 20)

The Diva Is In The Details Dept. / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
David Shayne
Pencils
Drew Friedman
Inks
Drew Friedman
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Characters
Sarah Palin; Todd Palin
Synopsis
Fake speaking engagement contract for Sarah Palin, listing ridiculous demands.

Spy Vs. Spy (Table of Contents: 21)

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
In the first story, the Black Spy is captured by the "3D" letters falling from a theater marquee.
In the second story, the White Spy has his fingers snapped by a mouse trap that looks like a cell phone.

Indexer Notes

2 cartoons

12 Reasons We Hate Cell Phones (Table of Contents: 22)

Can You Jeer Me Now? Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Synopsis
Annoying things about cell phone useage.

Fight Unemployment! (Table of Contents: 23) (Expand) /

MAD books / promo (ad from the publisher) / 2 pages (report information)

1001 Escalators To Ride Before You Die (Table of Contents: 24)

A Stair To Remember Dept. / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Scott Maiko
Pencils
Infocus / Dreamstime.com; PCheruvi / Dreamstime.com; Viviolsen / Dreamstime.com; PMPhoto / Dreamstime.com; Mashe / Dreamstime.com (photos)
Inks
Infocus / Dreamstime.com; PCheruvi / Dreamstime.com; Viviolsen / Dreamstime.com; PMPhoto / Dreamstime.com; Mashe / Dreamstime.com (photos)
Colors
Infocus / Dreamstime.com; PCheruvi / Dreamstime.com; Viviolsen / Dreamstime.com; PMPhoto / Dreamstime.com; Mashe / Dreamstime.com (photos)
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
A parody webpage from bookseller Scamazon.com, featuring reviews, excerpts, and other information on the book "1001 Escalators You Must Ride Before You Die."

Pestco (Table of Contents: 25)

A MAD Ad Parody / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Jeff Kruse
Pencils
Ailenn / Dreamstime.com; Andreaus / Dreamstime.com; Bruce Works / Dreamstime.com; Claucarlsen / Dreamstime.com; Cynoclub / Dreamstime.com; Enid Arvelo / Dreamstime.com; Grzym / Dreamstime.com; Johannes Gerhardus Swan Epoel / Dreamstime.com; Nadezda Ledyaeva / Dreamstime.com; Noam Armonn / Dreamstime.com; Photochecker / Dreamstime.com; Ron Chapple Studios / Dreamstime.com; Vitaly Yamzin / Dreamstime.com; Williecole / Dreamstime.com (photos)
Inks
Ailenn / Dreamstime.com; Andreaus / Dreamstime.com; Bruce Works / Dreamstime.com; Claucarlsen / Dreamstime.com; Cynoclub / Dreamstime.com; Enid Arvelo / Dreamstime.com; Grzym / Dreamstime.com; Johannes Gerhardus Swan Epoel / Dreamstime.com; Nadezda Ledyaeva / Dreamstime.com; Noam Armonn / Dreamstime.com; Photochecker / Dreamstime.com; Ron Chapple Studios / Dreamstime.com; Vitaly Yamzin / Dreamstime.com; Williecole / Dreamstime.com (photos)
Colors
Ailenn / Dreamstime.com; Andreaus / Dreamstime.com; Bruce Works / Dreamstime.com; Claucarlsen / Dreamstime.com; Cynoclub / Dreamstime.com; Enid Arvelo / Dreamstime.com; Grzym / Dreamstime.com; Johannes Gerhardus Swan Epoel / Dreamstime.com; Nadezda Ledyaeva / Dreamstime.com; Noam Armonn / Dreamstime.com; Photochecker / Dreamstime.com; Ron Chapple Studios / Dreamstime.com; Vitaly Yamzin / Dreamstime.com; Williecole / Dreamstime.com (photos)
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Parody of a Petco pet store ad.

Archie Marries Jughead (Table of Contents: 26)

A Grooms' Day Scenario Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Charlie Kadau
Pencils
R. Sikoryak
Inks
R. Sikoryak
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Mr. Weatherbee (cameo); Ms. Grundy (cameo); Coach Kleats (cameo); Moose Mason; Reggie Mantle; Dilton Doily (cameo); Chuck (cameo); Pop Tate
Synopsis
A parody of the Archie Marries Betty / Veronica stories, featuring a third way, with a surprise ending not indicated by the title.

The MAD Vault 1992 (Table of Contents: 27)

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

Script
Stan Hart; Frank Jacobs; Desmond Devlin; Duck Edwing; John Caldwell; Joe Raiola; Charlie Kadau; Henry Clark; Michael Goodwin; Sergio Aragones; J. Prete
Pencils
Mort Drucker; Rick Tulka; Jack Davis; Duck Edwing; John Caldwell; George Woodbridge; Irving Schild (photo); Harry North; Sergio Aragones; Angelo Torres
Inks
Mort Drucker; Rick Tulka; Jack Davis; Duck Edwing; John Caldwell; George Woodbridge; Irving Schild (photo); Harry North; Sergio Aragones; Angelo Torres
Colors
?; Irving Schild (photo)
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Characters
Commissioner Boredom; Buttman; Michael Keaton; Alfred E. Neuman; George H. W. Bush; Barbara Bush; Crash Test Dummy; The Adams Family (all with Alfred E. Neuman faces); Blondie; Waldo
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Single panels, pages and covers from previous issues.

One Afternoon In The Confessional (Table of Contents: 28)

Father Knows Molest Dept. / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Synopsis
Two priests alternately confess pedophillic sins to each other...and are absolved.

What Situation Has Many Americas Sickened And Disgusted? (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
Synopsis
Answer is the one on Jersey Shore.

Indexer Notes

Reference is to the character "The Situation" on a TV show.
Inside back cover.

Drawn Out Dramas (Table of Contents: 30)

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.

Game Of The Year Edition (Table of Contents: 31) (Expand) /

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. We Dump On The iPad
    Alfred E. Neuman
  2. 1. Everyone Experiences It Differently
    React Gum
  3. 2. Departments
  4. 3. Random Samplings of Reader Mail
    Letters And Tomatoes
  5. 4. Great Gear And Gifts!
    International Spy Museum; Spy vs. Spy
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
  7. 6. The Fundalini Pages
    The Fundalini Pages; The Ryan's Den; Vey To Go; Fundalini Asks...; The 5 Worst Things...; New Features of The Iron Man 2 Suit; Calvin And Jobs; Coming Next Season To Animal Planet; The NFL's Ref Report; Celebrity Cause of Death Betting Odds
  8. 7. An Important Message From MAD's Director of Business & Development
    MAD Magazine
  9. 8. Subscribe To MAD And Own A Piece of MAD History!
    MAD MAgazine
  10. 9. MAD Rates The iPad For Various Demographics
    Take This, Jobs, And Shove It Dept.
  11. 10. Toyota Story
    Cars And Defect Dept.
  12. 11. Bieber Versus...
    Comparison Chopping Dept.
  13. 12. A MAD Look At The Twilight Saga
    Serge-In General Dept.
  14. 13. The MAD World of...Lying And Cheating
    The Agony of Deceit Dept.
  15. 14. The A-Hole Team
    A Mad Poster Parody
  16. 15. Mr. T Tweets While Watching The A-Team
    Designated Twitter Dept.
  17. 16. 9 Unmistakable Signs That You're Not Quite Over Your Ex
    The Incredible Sulk Dept.
  18. 17. Reich Guard
    Jesse Shames Dept.; A MAD Ad Parody
  19. 18. The Strip Club
    Pen And Stink Dept.; Jungle Jeff; Rex In The City; It Only Hurts When I Laugh; Projectile Vomit Baby; Just Below The Surface; Fantabulaman
  20. 19. The KFC Triple By-Pass!
    Grease Meets Jest Dept.; A MAD Ad Parody
  21. 20. More Sarah Palin Speaking Contract Demands
    The Diva Is In The Details Dept.
  22. 21. Spy Vs. Spy
    Joke And Dagger Dept.
  23. 22. 12 Reasons We Hate Cell Phones
    Can You Jeer Me Now? Dept.
  24. 23. Fight Unemployment!
    MAD books
  25. 24. 1001 Escalators To Ride Before You Die
    A Stair To Remember Dept.
  26. 25. Pestco
    A MAD Ad Parody
  27. 26. Archie Marries Jughead
    A Grooms' Day Scenario Dept.
  28. 27. The MAD Vault 1992
    The Articles Formerly Known As Reprints Dept.
  29. 28. One Afternoon In The Confessional
    Father Knows Molest Dept.
  30. 29. What Situation Has Many Americas Sickened And Disgusted?
    Mad Fold-In
  31. 30. Drawn Out Dramas
    Marginal Thinking Dept.
  32. 31. Game Of The Year Edition
    Batman Arkham Asylum
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