On The Stands: MAD #502

November 12th, 2009 | Posted in MAD Magazine

In comic books shops now and on news stands soon:

MAD #502

Alfred Bling!
Here’s a close up of the glove… note the familiar jewels!!

MAD # 502 (January 2010)

  • Cover (Mark Fredrickson)
  • The Fundalini Pages (Glenn LeLievre, Desmond Devlin, Kevin Pope, Darren Johnson, Scott Nickel, Jeff Kruse, Bob Staake, Mark Fredrickson, Ryan Pagelow, Tom Bunk, Dick DeBartolo, John Caldwell, Farley Katz, )
  • The MAD 20- The Dumbest People, Events and Things of 2009
  1. The Canonization of Michael Jackson (Mark Stutzman)
  2. Corporate Bailouts (Hermann Mejia)
  3. Jon and Kate Plus 8 (Jack Syracuse)
  4. Henry Gates Arrested in Own Home (Tom Richmond)
  5. Dick Cheney Won’t Shut Up (Jeff Kruse)
  6. Angry Town Hall Meetings (Jeff Kruse, Richard Williams)
  7. MAD Fold-in (Al Jaffee)
  8. Caught with his Worldwide Pants Down (Uncredited)
  9. Baseball’s Ongoing Scandal (Scott Bricher)
  10. The Octomom (Gary Hallgren, Carl Peterson)
  11. Bernie Madoff’s Ponzi Scheme (Jeff Kruse)
  12. Minnesota Senate Race (Roberto Parada)
  13. Glenn Beck (Mort Drucker)
  14. Chris Brown Assaults Rihanna (Uncredited)
  15. Obama’s Senate Seat Four Sale (Drew Friedman)
  16. Kanye West (Hermann Mejia)
  17. Cheating Celebs (Sam Viviano)
  18. Alaska Loses its Governor (Jacob Lambert, J. Scott Campbell, Nei Ruffino)
  19. Michael Phelps Smokes Pot (Uncredited)
  20. Michael Jackson’s Doctor (Uncredited)
  21. MAD 20 Addendumb (Uncredited… but that’s Sam Viviano’s work)
  • The Sergio Aragon?¬©s 2010 Calendar (Sergio Aragon?¬©s)
  • Monroe and… The Job (Anthony Barbieri, Tom Fowler, Carl Peterson)
  • Planet Tad!!!!! (Tim Carvell)
  • Spy vs Spy (Peter Kuper)
  • Board Game-Based Movies We’ll Soon Be Seeing (Jacob Lambert, Tom Richmond)
  • A MAD Look at The Great Recession (Sergio Aragon?¬©s, Tom Luth)
  • The MAD Vault- 1988 (Various)
  • What the Heck is the Difference (Uncredited)
  • Drawn Out Dramas (Sergio Aragon?¬©s)

I have two pieces in this issue, one in the “MAD 20” and the other a two pager called “Board Game-Based Movies We’ll Soon Be Seeing”. Sneak peeks coming tomorrow.

So what are you waiting for? Go out and buy a copy, clod!


  1. Tom says:

    That cover is incredible! My first thought was “Whoa, where’s Alfred?” Thanks for the close-up!

  2. Alex H. says:

    My god, that glove is insane. Thank you for posting the close-up! Mark really needs to start an art blog.

  3. Steve Hearn says:

    Will get my copy as soon as the pigeon carrier flies it over the pond…… lol

  4. Robert G. says:

    I shall anxiously await its arrival in the mail!

  5. Jim Lavery says:

    Tom, just got the issue in the mail today–your work in the “MAD 20” was AWESOME!! You really rocked out that new style! KUDOS!


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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