On the Stands: MAD #489

April 10th, 2008 | Posted in MAD Magazine

In comic shops now and on news stands April 15th:

MAD 489

MAD # 489 (May 2008)

  • Cover (Mark Fredrickson)
  • The Fundalini Pages (Peter Bagge, Tom Bunk, Desmond Devlin, Garth Gerhart, Jeff Kruse, Jacob Lambert, Glen LeLievre, Hermann Mejia, Kevin Pope)
  • What The Heck is the Difference? (Richard Williams)
  • “Slomantha? Who Cares!” (Dick DeBartolo, Tom Richmond)
  • An AT&T Commercial We’d Like To See (Desmond Devlin, Drew Friedman)
  • Other Kid Book Secrets Revealed Now that Dumbledore has Been Outed (Jeff Kruse, Gary Hallgren)
  • Barack and H.C. Ad 1 (Hermann Mejia)
  • If Different Comedians Told the Same Joke (Harrison Greenbaum, Jason Seiler)
  • Bad News Bare-Asses (Sam Sisco
  • Planet TAD!!!!! (Tim Carvell, Brian Durniak)
  • A MAD Look at Doctors (Sergio Aragon?¬©s)
  • MAD’s Do-It-Yourself 24 Season 7 Plotline (Darren Johnson, Rick Tulka, Wildstorm Fx)
  • Signs You’ve Chosen the Wrong Spring Break Destination (John Caldwell)
  • Spy vs Spy (Peter Kuper)
  • Monroe and… Extreme Makeover (Anthony Barbieri, Tom Fowler, Ryan Flanders)
  • Barack and H.C. Ad 2 (Hermann Mejia)
  • MAD’s Washed-Up LOST Outtakes (Uncredited)
  • Things We’ll Probably Overhear at the Upcoming Barry Bonds Trial (Jeff Kruse, Paul Coker)
  • MAD Fold-In (Al Jaffe)
  • Drawn Out Dramas (Sergio Aragon?¬©s)
  • Next Month In Mad #490: Indiana Jones and Dexter!

My contribution this issue is five page parody of the TV show “Samantha Who?” starring Christina Applegate. Talk about a walk down memory lane. I’ll post a sneak peek tomorrow.

What are you waiting for? Go buy a copy, Clod!


  1. z_wallenfang says:

    I have still not seen so much as a screen shot or still from “Samantha Who?”, so this is one of those parodies that won’t be much fun to read. However, it was fun seeing all you went through in the couple short days leading up to the deadline for this…3 hours of sleep followed by a 9+ hour road trip to St. Louis, not to mention coloring each page while at least 50 artists were drooling over your Cintiq and clawing at your back, grilling you with questions the whole time. And of course preparing for a presentation and inking workshop. Where would you be without those CO 2 tanks you call Monster lo-carb?!

  2. Tom says:

    At first I thought it was an odd show to pick for a parody, but since I did it I’ve seen multiple articles on the show and on Christina. I guess it was reasonably popular before the strike. It’s already been picked up for next year.


New profile pic courtesy of my self-caricature for the Scott Maiko penned article “Gotcha! Mug Shots of Common (but Despicable) Criminals” from MAD 550

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