Mad #510
(August 2011)

EC, 1952 Series
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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
074470332305 08
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

[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: 1) (Expand) /

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

Departments (Table of Contents: 2)

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: 3)

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: 4) (Expand) /

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

Spy vs Spy Gear & Gifts (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

Spy Museum Store / advertisement / 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

Humorous Stupidious! (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

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

The Fundalini Pages (Table of Contents: 8)

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: 9)

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: 10)

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: 11)

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: 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 the problems that public recognition causes celebrities.

Bored Bath & Be Gone (Table of Contents: 13)

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: 14)

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: 15)

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: 16)

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: 17) (Expand) /

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

The Strip Club (Table of Contents: 18)

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: 19)

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: 20)

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: 21)

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

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: 22)

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: 23)

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: 24) (Expand) /

MAD's Greatest Artists / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Yawn Stars (Table of Contents: 25)

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: 26)

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.
Reprints

The Least Interesting Man in The World (Table of Contents: 27)

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: 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
Synopsis
Answer is The Miami Heat.

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

Indexer Notes

Gags appear on 16 different pages.

The Time Has Come! (Table of Contents: 30) (Expand) /

Alpocalypse / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
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
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