Mad #508
(April 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
?
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

Justin Bieber (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Alfred E. Neuman
Synopsis
Alfred has an exaggerated Justin Bieber hairdo, that completely hides his eyes.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Joe Kubert School of Cartoon And Graphic Art / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Departments (Table of Contents: 2)

It's The List We Can Do Department / table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
various
Inks
various
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Characters
Alfred E. Neuman; Justin Bieber; John Boehner; Ivanka Trump; Grogger Spilling; Dom Dripper

Indexer Notes

The feature "Mind Over Bladder 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; Brandon Schlafli; Kalynn Campbell; Cassidy Peace; Chris O'Donnel (not the actor); Nathaniel Ford; Jerry Leon; Andrew Maguire; Lelly Blakeslee; Grace Anderson
Pencils
Brandon Schlafli (photo); Chris O'Donnel (not the actor) (photo); Vic Arkoff (photo); ? (photo); Grace Anderson; Al Jaffee
Inks
Brandon Schlafli (photo); Chris O'Donnel (not the actor) (photo); Vic Arkoff (photo); ? (photo); Grace Anderson; Al Jaffee
Colors
Brandon Schlafli (photo); Chris O'Donnel (not the actor) (photo); Vic Arkoff (photo); ? (photo); Grace Anderson; ?
Letters
typeset

Characters
August Schlafli; Al Jaffee; Chris O' Donnell's daughter; Zachary Kosta; Keith Olbermann; Alfred E. Neuman
Synopsis
Letters, photos and fan art, including.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

credits, title page / 0.25 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

on bottom of page 3 of letters pages

Refudiate Intelligence! (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

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

The Fundalini Pages (Table of Contents: 6)

Random Acts of Mindless Dept.; The Silly Six; Zombie Love Is...; The Youngbluth And The Restless; Rare Internet Users Who Really Exist!; The Fundalini Book of Ridiculously Long Records; Bitterman; Clark Can't; LeLivre And Let LeLievre / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Michael Gallagher; Jeffrey Ford; Scott Nickel; Jason Yungbluth; Jeff Kruse; Jason Katzenstein; Glen LeLievre; Todd Clark; Garth Gerhart
Pencils
Ward Sutton; Chris Houghton; Scott Nickel; Jason Yungbluth; ? (photo); Hermann Mejia; Glen LeLievre; Todd Clark; Garth Gerhart; Dan Hipp; Sam Vivano; Charles Akins; Leonardo Rodriquez; Bob Staake
Inks
Ward Sutton; Chris Houghton; Scott Nickel; Jason Yungbluth; ? (photo); Hermann Mejia; Glen LeLievre; Todd Clark; Garth Gerhart; Dan Hipp; Sam Vivano; Charles Akins; Leonardo Rodriquez; Bob Staake
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor; satire-parody
Characters
Chip; Dale; Kanye West; Shaquille O'Neal; Sarah Palin; Kim Kardashian
Synopsis
Various short satires of pop culture.

Indexer Notes

Additional features are: Insults That (Upon Further Examination) Aren't Really That Insulting; Handy Uses For All The Unsold Copies of George W. Bush's Book; Twitter (parody of the song "Thriller"); Questions To Ask At The Apple Genius Bar; Celebrity Cause-Of-Death Betting Odds; Spotlight On American Universities; Fairy Tale Endings Better Than "...And They Lived Happily Ever After"; Ideas That Made Sense At The Time

Never Sing. Never. (Table of Contents: 7)

A MAD Public Service Announcement; Silence of The Ham Dept. / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Justin Bieber
Synopsis
Parody of ad for his movie "Never Say Never."

Sadmen (Table of Contents: 8)

It's An Ad, Ad, Ad, Ad World Dept. / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Grogger Spilling; Burp Hooper; Preggy Woesome; Dom Dripper; Bitty Dripper Francis; Pleat Crumble; Jutt Holiday; Skulky; Hammy; Fate; Muggin
Synopsis
Parody of TV show "Madmen", where we see all the problems of the characters and the ad agency picks up accounts of several big businesses of the early 1960s that later went bankrupt.

Indexer Notes

Includes several unnamed characters at the ad agency.

What We Really Learned From WikiLeaks (Table of Contents: 9)

What's Up, Docs? Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Muammar Qaddafi; Hillary Clinton; Gurbanguly Berdymukhammedov; Hugo Chavez; Alvaro Uribe
Synopsis
Unlikey things that WikiLeaks revelations may have taught us.
Reprints

MAD's Moronic Outakes From Sarah Palin's Alaska (Table of Contents: 10)

There Will Be Blood Libel Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
? (photo); Richard Lowthian / Dreamstime.com (background photo)
Inks
? (photo); Richard Lowthian / Dreamstime.com (background photo)
Colors
? (photo); Richard Lowthian / Dreamstime.com (background photo)
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Characters
Sarah Palin; Bristol Palin; Todd Palin; Kate Gosselin
Synopsis
Stills from the TV show "Sarah Palin's Alaska" with fake dialog.

Subscribe To MAD And Own A Piece of MAD History! (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

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

A MAD Look At Murder (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
humor
Synopsis
A look at all a variety of things that could go wrong in attempted murders.

We're Not In Azeroth Anymore (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

Rift / advertisement / 2 pages (report information)

Spy vs. Spy (Table of Contents: 14)

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
Characters
Black Spy; White Spy
Synopsis
In the first story, the White Spy traps the Black Spy in a giant microwave disguised as an office.
In the second story, the Black Spy blows up the White Spy with a brief case bomb.

Indexer Notes

2 stories

For All Your Spying Needs! (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

Spy vs. Spy books / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Justin Bieber First Step 2 Obscurity: My Story (Table of Contents: 16)

Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow Dept. / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Desmond Devlin
Pencils
? (photo); Scott Bricher (photo manipulation)
Inks
? (photo); Scott Bricher (photo manipulation)
Colors
? (photo); Scott Bricher (photo manipulation)
Letters
typeset

Characters
Justin Bieber; Moe Howard
Synopsis
Parody of Justin Bieber's book "Justin Bieber First Step 2 Forever: My Story", presented as fake excerpts from the book.

It's A Recession...It's A Depression... (Table of Contents: 17)

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

Script
Desmond Devlin
Pencils
Paul Coker
Inks
Paul Coker
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Characters
Ted Koppel
Synopsis
How to tell the difference between an economic recession and a depression.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Original feature was "A Penny Craved Is A Penny Yearned Dept."

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)

Wild, Unfounded Rumors Surrounding The Xbox Kinect (Table of Contents: 19)

Sensor And Sensibility Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Synopsis
Things that might be included in the new Xbox game system...but aren't.

John "Boo-Hoo" Boehner "The Weeper of the House" (Table of Contents: 20)

A Real S.O.B. Story Dept. / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Richard Williams (painting)
Inks
Richard Williams (painting)
Colors
Richard Williams (painting)
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
John Boehner
Synopsis
Framed picture of John Boehner as a sad clown.

Indexer Notes

"From the MADropolitan Museum of Art."

The Strip Club (Table of Contents: 21)

Pen And Stink Dept.; Just Below The Surface; Got Your Nose; The Machine That Travels Through Time; It Only Hurts When I Laugh; The Long And Short Of It; Projectile Vomit Baby / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Joey Alison Sayers; Scott Nickel; Christopher Baldwin; Dan Long; Jacob Lambert; Douglas Paszkiewicz
Pencils
Joey Alison Sayers; Scott Nickel; Christopher Baldwin; Dan Long; Jacob Lambert; Douglas Paszkiewicz
Inks
Joey Alison Sayers; Scott Nickel; Christopher Baldwin; Dan Long; Jacob Lambert; Douglas Paszkiewicz
Colors
?
Letters
Joey Alison Sayers; Scott Nickel; Christopher Baldwin; Dan Long; Jacob Lambert; Douglas Paszkiewicz

Genre
humor
Synopsis
A collection of comic strips.

Undercover Boob (Table of Contents: 22)

Workers' Condescension Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Dick DeBartolo
Pencils
Tom Bunk (signed)
Inks
Tom Bunk (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Donald Trump; Ivanka Trump; Donald Trump, Jr.; Tom Merritt; Lisa
Synopsis
Parody of the TV show "Undercover Boss."

7 Periods Closer To Death (Table of Contents: 23)

Rall Of Fame Dept. / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Ted Rall
Pencils
Ted Rall
Inks
Ted Rall
Colors
?
Letters
Ted Rall

Genre
humor
Synopsis
A teen humiliates his guidance counselor with information from the guy's Facebook page.

How Barack Obama Stacks Up Against The Other 42 U.S. Presidents (Table of Contents: 24)

Assail To The Chief Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Jeff Kruse
Pencils
AP / Wide World (Obama photos); various (other photos)
Inks
AP / Wide World (Obama photos); various (other photos)
Colors
AP / Wide World (Obama photos); various (other photos)
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
George Washington; John Adams; Thomas Jefferson; James Madison; James Monroe; John Quincy Adams; Andrew Jackson; Martin Van Buren; William Henry Harrison; John Tyler; James Polk; Zachary Taylor; Millard Fillmore; Franklin Pierce; James Buchanan; Abraham Lincoln; Andrew Johnson; Ulysses S. Grant; Rutherford B. Hayes; James Garfield; Chester A. Arthur; Grover Cleveland; Benjamin Harrison; William McKinley; Theodore Roosevelt; William Howard Taft; Woodrow Wilson; Warren Harding; Calvin Coolidge; Herbert Hoover; Franklin Delano Roosevelt; Harry Truman; Dwight Eisenhower; John F. Kennedy; Lyndon B. Johnson; Richard M. Nixon; Gerald Ford; Jimmy Carter; Ronald Reagan; George H. W. Bush; Bill Clinton; George W. Bush; Barack Obama
Synopsis
Similarities and differences between President Obama and each of his predecessors.

Indexer Notes

Most of the photos appear to be from official portraits (both painted and photos) of the presidents.

Chia Bieber Pet (Table of Contents: 25)

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

Script
Scott Maiko
Pencils
Tim Shamey; Liz Lomax (sculptor); ? (photo)
Inks
Tim Shamey; Liz Lomax (sculptor); ? (photo)
Colors
?; ? (photo)
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Justin Bieber; Donald Trump
Synopsis
Parody of Chia Pets.

What New Kind of Body Scanning Is Causing People To Waste Countless Hours? (Table of Contents: 26)

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 Xbox Kinect.

Indexer Notes

inside back cover

Drawn Out Dramas (Table of Contents: 27)

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.

The Next Legend Is You (Table of Contents: 28) (Expand) /

DC Universe Online / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Justin Bieber
    Alfred E. Neuman
  2. 1. ["The Good News Is We Just Got Accepted To The Kubert School!"]
    Joe Kubert School of Cartoon And Graphic Art
  3. 2. Departments
    It's The List We Can Do Department
  4. 3. Random Samplings of Reader Mail
    Letters And Tomatoes Dept.
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
  6. 5. Refudiate Intelligence!
    MAD Magazine
  7. 6. The Fundalini Pages
    Random Acts of Mindless Dept.; The Silly Six; Zombie Love Is...; The Youngbluth And The Restless; Rare Internet Users Who Really Exist!; The Fundalini Book of Ridiculously Long Records; Bitterman; Clark Can't; LeLivre And Let LeLievre
  8. 7. Never Sing. Never.
    A MAD Public Service Announcement; Silence of The Ham Dept.
  9. 8. Sadmen
    It's An Ad, Ad, Ad, Ad World Dept.
  10. 9. What We Really Learned From WikiLeaks
    What's Up, Docs? Dept.
  11. 10. MAD's Moronic Outakes From Sarah Palin's Alaska
    There Will Be Blood Libel Dept.
  12. 11. Subscribe To MAD And Own A Piece of MAD History!
    MAD Magazine
  13. 12. A MAD Look At Murder
    Serge-In General Dept.
  14. 13. We're Not In Azeroth Anymore
    Rift
  15. 14. Spy vs. Spy
    Joke And Dagger Dept.
  16. 15. For All Your Spying Needs!
    Spy vs. Spy books
  17. 16. Justin Bieber First Step 2 Obscurity: My Story
    Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow Dept.
  18. 17. It's A Recession...It's A Depression...
    The MAD Vault; The More Things Change, The More They Stay The Lame Dept.
  19. 18. On Sale Now Wherever Books Are Still Sold!
    Sergio Aragones Five Decades of His Finest Works
  20. 19. Wild, Unfounded Rumors Surrounding The Xbox Kinect
    Sensor And Sensibility Dept.
  21. 20. John "Boo-Hoo" Boehner "The Weeper of the House"
    A Real S.O.B. Story Dept.
  22. 21. The Strip Club
    Pen And Stink Dept.; Just Below The Surface; Got Your Nose; The Machine That Travels Through Time; It Only Hurts When I Laugh; The Long And Short Of It; Projectile Vomit Baby
  23. 22. Undercover Boob
    Workers' Condescension Dept.
  24. 23. 7 Periods Closer To Death
    Rall Of Fame Dept.
  25. 24. How Barack Obama Stacks Up Against The Other 42 U.S. Presidents
    Assail To The Chief Dept.
  26. 25. Chia Bieber Pet
    A MAD Ad Parody; Hair Apparent Dept.
  27. 26. What New Kind of Body Scanning Is Causing People To Waste Countless Hours?
    Mad Fold-In
  28. 27. Drawn Out Dramas
    Marginal Thinking Dept.
  29. 28. The Next Legend Is You
    DC Universe Online
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Mike Nielsen
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Terry Watkins
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Karl Wilcox
  • Donald Dale Milne