On the Stands: MAD #497

December 15th, 2008 | Posted in MAD Magazine

In comic book stores now and on news stands tomorrow:

MAD # 497 (Jan. 2009)

  • Cover (Mark Fredrickson)
  • The Fundalini Pages (Scott Bricher, Tom Bunk, Dick DeBartolo, Garth Gerhart, Jeff Kruse, Kevin Pope, Adam Rust, P.C. Vey)
  • The MAD 20- The Dumbest People, Events and Things of 2009
  1. Sarah Palin (Desmond Devlin, Richard Williams and Scott Bricher)
  2. China’s Poisoned Products (Scott Bricher)
  3. The Massachusetts Teen Pregnancy Pact (Jacob Lambert, Irving Shild, Scott Bricher)
  4. The Pregnant Man (Charles Akins, Teresa Burns Parkhurst)
  5. O.J. Simpson (John Caldwell, Hermann Mejia, Irving Schild)
  6. Hillary’s Campaign for the White House (Mark Stutzman)
  7. Celebrity Moms and Dads (Irving Schild)
  8. Rev. John Hagee (Nate Fakes, Gary Hallgren)
  9. The Economic Collapse (Tom Richmond)
  10. Wesley Snipe’ I.R.S. Troubles (Frank Santopadre)
  11. Amy Winehouse (Scott Maiko)
  12. John McCain’s Ugly Campaign (Uncredited)
  13. Texas Polygamy Wives (Tom Richmond)
  14. Pulpit Friction (Frank Santopadre, Drew Friedman)
  15. Brett Farve Unretires (Gary Hallgren)
  16. Jesse Jackson Rants on Obama (Josh Eiserike, Liz Lomax)
  17. The Yanked Rachel Ray Ad (Jacob Lambert)
  18. Bigfoot Discovered (Ty Templeton)
  19. Celebrity Sex Scandals (Jacob Lambert, Glenn Fabry)
  20. Stunt Day in the Park with Blaine (Jacob Lambert, James Warhola)
  • The MAD 20 Hall of Fame
  • Signs You’ll Grow Up to be a Gambler (John Caldwell)
  • A MAD Look at Hard Times (Sergio Aragon?¬©s)
  • Spy vs Spy (Peter Kuper)
  • It’s a Good Brand Name… and a Bad Brand Name (Jeff Kruse, Paul Coker)
  • MAD Fold-In (Al Jaffe)
  • Drawn Out Dramas (Sergio Aragon?¬©s)
  • Next Month In Mad #498: The Al Jaffee 2009 Calendar!

My contribution this year was very different from my usual MAD assignment. I will post a sneak peek and a “behind the scenes” of the job tomorrow.


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