Mad #506
(December 2010)

EC, 1952 Series
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Price
5.99 USD
Pages
60
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6 times a year
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
E.C. Publications, Inc.
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Editing
John Ficarra; Dave Croatto (Associate Editor)

Glee (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
Mark Fredrickson
Inks
Mark Fredrickson
Colors
Mark Fredrickson
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Characters
Alfred E. Neuman; Sue Sylvester; Will Schuester; Rachel Berry
Synopsis
Alfred points his "L" the wrong way.

Haunted By The Ghost of Christmas Presents? (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; Smokey Bear; George W. Bush; Black Spy; White Spy; Shrew Stillfester

Indexer Notes

The feature "Kindle In The Wind 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: 3)

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

Script
John Ficarra; Irving Reed; Dylan Ash; Margaret McLoughlin; Todd Duke; Pearson McKenzie; Beatriz Lopez; Daniel Weinberg
Pencils
? (photo); Vic Arkoff (photo); Ed Meisinger; Sam Irwin (sculpture)
Inks
? (photo); Vic Arkoff (photo); Ed Meisinger; Sam Irwin (sculpture)
Colors
? (photo); Vic Arkoff (photo); Ed Meisinger; Sam Irwin (sculpture)
Letters
typeset

Characters
Sergio Aragones; Alfred E. Neuman; Joe Masterman; Andrew Spitzer; Christina Vanko; Jon Hamm; Matthew Weiner; John Slattery; Vincent Kartheiser; Bryan Batt; Kent Smith
Synopsis
Letters, photos and fan art, including Celebrity Snaps and a tribute to MAD's interns.

Gear And Gifts For Spies Like You! (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

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

An Offer You Can't De-Fuse! (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

Spy vs. Spy Mega Mini Kit / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6)

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: 7)

Random Acts of Mindless Dept.; LeLievre And Let LeLievre; The Fast Five; The Egregious Eight; Lil' Lindsay Lohan; Clark Can't; Plugged Nickel; When The Going Gets Duff; Celebrity Cause-of-Death Betting Odds; Cathy: Final Episodes You Never Saw / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?; Jeff Kruse; Joe Masterman; Glen LeLievre; Jacob Lambert; Dave Croatto; Eric Scott; Todd Clark; Scott Nickel; Matthew A. Cohen; Brian Farrelly; Sean Farrelly; Dick DeBartolo; J. C. Duffy; Corey Pandolph (idea)
Pencils
? (photo); Mort Drucker; Glen LeLievre; Evan Dorkin; Bob Staake; Eric Scott; Rick Tulka; Todd Clark; Scott Nickel; Angelo Torres; Anton Emdin; J. C. Duffy; Jack Syracuse; Ward Sutton; Corey Pandolph; istockphoto.com / Deejpilot
Inks
? (photo); Mort Drucker; Glen LeLievre; Sarah Dyer; Bob Staake; Eric Scott; Rick Tulka; Todd Clark; Scott Nickel; Angelo Torres; Anton Emdin; J. C. Duffy; Jack Syracuse; Ward Sutton; Corey Pandolph; istockphoto.com / Deejpilot
Colors
?; ? (photo); istockphoto.com / Deejpilot
Letters
?; typeset

Genre
humor; satire-parody
Characters
Michael Steele; Jesus Christ; Smokey Bear; Lindsay Lohan; Mrs. Lohan; Lebron James; Glenn Beck; Lady Gaga; Lyndsy Fonseca; David Henrie; Levi Johnston; Cathy; Irving; Cathy's mother; Cathy's father
Synopsis
Various short satires of pop culture.

Indexer Notes

Additional features are: How The GOP Is Planning To Recapture The House And Senate; Other Problems With The iPhone 4; What's On Mel Gibson's Nightstand?; Phrases To Avoid..."; Lindsay Lohan's Recently Discovered Prison Tweets; The Lost iPhone Commercial; Other Possible Answers To The Ridiculous Question...; Possible Last Lines From The Kids On How I Met Your Mother; Insane Theories From Glenn Beck To Watch For This Fall; Why Levi Johnston Is Supremely Qualified To Be The Next Mayor of Wasilla, Alaska; Sillybandz Condomz

What's The One Thing Dumber Than Reading MAD Magazine? (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

MAD on Cartoon Network / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

An Explosive Collection of Classic Spy Vs. Spy (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

MAD Presents Spy Vs. Spy / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Glee-Tarded (Table of Contents: 10)

High School Snoozicle Dept. / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Arnie Kogen
Pencils
Tom Richmond (signed)
Inks
Tom Richmond (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Mr. Schmoo; Rugaluch; Epiphany; Cluck; Shrew Stillfester; Justin Beiber (cameo); Principal Friggens; Simon Cowell; Randy Jackson; Dim; Tuna; Archie Andrews (cameo); Betty Cooper (cameo); Veronica Lodge (cameo); Jughead Jones (cameo); Lady Gaga (statue)
Synopsis
A parody of a typical episode of Glee, with running commentary from Simon Cowell and others.

Indexer Notes

More cast members appear but not all are identified by a fake name.

A MAD Look At The Oil Spill (Table of Contents: 11)

Serge-In General Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Aquaman
Synopsis
Unexpected consequences of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, including the apparent death of Aquaman.

The Fastest Way To Learn A Language (Table of Contents: 12)

A MAD Ad Parody; So You Think You Can Rant Dept. / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Robert Kenny / Retna Ltd. / Corbis (photo)
Inks
Robert Kenny / Retna Ltd. / Corbis (photo)
Colors
Robert Kenny / Retna Ltd. / Corbis (photo)
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Mel Gibson
Synopsis
Parody of Rosetta Stone ad featuring Mel Gibson swearing.

A Beginner's Guide To A More Prosperous Career In Panhandling (Table of Contents: 13)

Spare Change You Can Believe In Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Synopsis
Things to avoid if you're begging.

Some Serious Monkey Business (Table of Contents: 14)

The Beast And The Brightest Dept. / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Brian McConnachie
Pencils
Leonard Rodriguez
Inks
Leonard Rodriguez
Colors
Leonard Rodriguez
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Characters
Dr. Barry Coleman; Mr. Aims; Dr. Charmers
Synopsis
A story of a research scientist bonding with his dangerous lab monkey.

Indexer Notes

Sixth in a series of MAD's Inspirational Animal Stories.

Tea Party Logic (Table of Contents: 15)

A Crass Roots Movement Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Sarah Palin
Synopsis
Tea party thoughts taken to extremes.

Signs You've Got A Bad Roommate (Table of Contents: 16)

Move-In Violation 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
All the worst roommate bad habits taken to extremes.

The MAD World of...Fashion (Table of Contents: 17)

Case Clothes Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Synopsis
Goofy results of being a fashion fanatic.

On Sale Now Wherever Books Are Still Sold! (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

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

Deleted Passages From George W. Bush's New Book (Table of Contents: 19)

Omission Accomplished Dept. / text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Charlie Kadau
Pencils
? (photo); Sam Viviano
Inks
? (photo); Sam Viviano
Colors
?; ? (photo)
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Characters
George W. Bush
Synopsis
Things that do not appear in the book "Decision Points."

Indexer Notes

one illustration

MAD's Less-Than-Magical Outtakes From Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows (Table of Contents: 20)

Grint And Bear It Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Harry Potter; Ron Weasley; Hermione Granger; Lord Voldemort
Synopsis
Stills from the movie "Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows" with fake dialog.

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 White Spy if foiled by a Rube Goldberg type device of the Black Spy.
In the second story, the White Spy blows up the Black Spy with a rocket hidden under a rock.

Indexer Notes

2 stories

The 2010 Lack-Of-Entertainment Book (Table of Contents: 22)

Bargain De-Basement Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Scott Maiko
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Fake coupons parodying a typical book of entertainment, restaurant, and lodging coupons, detailing why you never use them.

Indexer Notes

Most store names are fake, but several real ones including Subway, Applebee's and The Cheesecake Factory are used.

Subscribe To MAD And Own A Piece of MAD History! (Table of Contents: 23) (Expand) /

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

The Strip Club (Table of Contents: 24)

Pen And Stink Dept.; Just Below The Surface; Me, Myself And My Puppet; Father O'Flannity's Hot Tub Confessions; Good Enough!; Got Your Nose; That Sinking Feeling / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
John Kovaleski; Keith Knight; Peet Tamburino; Jacob Lambert; Jason Yungbluth; Christopher Baldwin; Douglas Paszkiewicz
Pencils
John Kovaleski; Keith Knight; Peet Tamburino; Jacob Lambert; Jason Yungbluth; Christopher Baldwin; Douglas Paszkiewicz
Inks
John Kovaleski; Keith Knight; Peet Tamburino; Jacob Lambert; Jason Yungbluth; Christopher Baldwin; Douglas Paszkiewicz
Colors
?
Letters
John Kovaleski; Keith Knight; Peet Tamburino; Jacob Lambert; Jason Yungbluth; Christopher Baldwin; Douglas Paszkiewicz

Genre
humor
Characters
Father O'Flannity; Choirboy Timmy; Lady Gaga; Doomatarians
Synopsis
A collection of comic strips.

MAD's Handy Quick Primer To World of Warcraft (Table of Contents: 25)

Surely, You Quest Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Parody of a game, featuring the backstory, characters, rules, and equipment.
Reprints

The MAD Vault 1978 (Table of Contents: 26)

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

Script
Al Jaffee; Frank Jacobs; Arnie Kogen; Larry Siegel; Dick DeBartolo; Stan Hart; Paul Peter Porges; John Caldwell; Don Martin
Pencils
Jack Davis; Jack Rickard; Mort Drucker; Harry North; Paul Coker; Bob Clarke; Angelo Torres; Don Martin
Inks
Jack Davis; Jack Rickard; Mort Drucker; Harry North; Paul Coker; Bob Clarke; Angelo Torres; Don Martin
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor; satire-parody
Characters
Nancy; Sluggo; Olivia Newton-John; John Travolta; Alfred E. Neuman; Princess Laidup; Bar-Stool; George Lucas; Jimmy Carter
Reprints
  • from MAD (EC, 1952 series) #196
    from MAD (EC, 1952 series) #197
    from MAD (EC, 1952 series) #198
    from MAD (EC, 1952 series) #199
    from MAD (EC, 1952 series) #200
    from MAD (EC, 1952 series) #201
    from MAD (EC, 1952 series) #202
    from MAD (EC, 1952 series) #203

Indexer Notes

Single panels, pages and covers from previous issues.

Dead Lobster (Table of Contents: 27)

A MAD Ad Parody; Oil You Can Eat Dept. / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Andy Ross
Pencils
Irving Schild (photo)
Inks
Irving Schild (photo)
Colors
Irving Schild (photo)
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Parody of a Red Lobster ad, featuring all the sea food ruined by oil.

What American Enterprise Is Still Widely Regarded As Too Big To Fail? (Table of Contents: 28)

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 Kardashian
Synopsis
Answer is Kim Kardashian's Butt.

Indexer Notes

inside back cover

Drawn Out Dramas (Table of Contents: 29)

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

Script
Sergio Aragones
Pencils
Sergio Aragones
Inks
Sergio Aragones

Genre
humor
Characters
White Spy; a pope; Mickey Mouse; Donald Duck

Indexer Notes

Gags appear on 14 different pages.

Together We Are Invincible (Table of Contents: 30) (Expand) /

Final Fantasy XIV Online / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Glee
    Alfred E. Neuman
  2. 1. Haunted By The Ghost of Christmas Presents?
    MAD Magazine
  3. 2. Departments
  4. 3. Random Samplings of Reader Mail
    Letters And Tomatoes Dept.
  5. 4. Gear And Gifts For Spies Like You!
    International Spy Museum; Spy vs. Spy
  6. 5. An Offer You Can't De-Fuse!
    Spy vs. Spy Mega Mini Kit
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
  8. 7. The Fundalini Pages
    Random Acts of Mindless Dept.; LeLievre And Let LeLievre; The Fast Five; The Egregious Eight; Lil' Lindsay Lohan; Clark Can't; Plugged Nickel; When The Going Gets Duff; Celebrity Cause-of-Death Betting Odds; Cathy: Final Episodes You Never Saw
  9. 8. What's The One Thing Dumber Than Reading MAD Magazine?
    MAD on Cartoon Network
  10. 9. An Explosive Collection of Classic Spy Vs. Spy
    MAD Presents Spy Vs. Spy
  11. 10. Glee-Tarded
    High School Snoozicle Dept.
  12. 11. A MAD Look At The Oil Spill
    Serge-In General Dept.
  13. 12. The Fastest Way To Learn A Language
    A MAD Ad Parody; So You Think You Can Rant Dept.
  14. 13. A Beginner's Guide To A More Prosperous Career In Panhandling
    Spare Change You Can Believe In Dept.
  15. 14. Some Serious Monkey Business
    The Beast And The Brightest Dept.
  16. 15. Tea Party Logic
    A Crass Roots Movement Dept.
  17. 16. Signs You've Got A Bad Roommate
    Move-In Violation Dept.
  18. 17. The MAD World of...Fashion
    Case Clothes Dept.
  19. 18. On Sale Now Wherever Books Are Still Sold!
    Sergio Aragones Five Decades of His Finest Works
  20. 19. Deleted Passages From George W. Bush's New Book
    Omission Accomplished Dept.
  21. 20. MAD's Less-Than-Magical Outtakes From Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows
    Grint And Bear It Dept.
  22. 21. Spy Vs. Spy
    Joke And Dagger Dept.
  23. 22. The 2010 Lack-Of-Entertainment Book
    Bargain De-Basement Dept.
  24. 23. Subscribe To MAD And Own A Piece of MAD History!
    MAD Magazine
  25. 24. The Strip Club
    Pen And Stink Dept.; Just Below The Surface; Me, Myself And My Puppet; Father O'Flannity's Hot Tub Confessions; Good Enough!; Got Your Nose; That Sinking Feeling
  26. 25. MAD's Handy Quick Primer To World of Warcraft
    Surely, You Quest Dept.
  27. 26. The MAD Vault 1978
    The Articles Formerly Known As Reprints Dept.
  28. 27. Dead Lobster
    A MAD Ad Parody; Oil You Can Eat Dept.
  29. 28. What American Enterprise Is Still Widely Regarded As Too Big To Fail?
    Mad Fold-In
  30. 29. Drawn Out Dramas
    Marginal Thinking Dept.
  31. 30. Together We Are Invincible
    Final Fantasy XIV Online
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