On the Stands: MAD #504

June 14th, 2010 | Posted in MAD Magazine

On news stands June 16th and in comic book stores and subscriber mailboxes now!

MAD # 504 (August 2010)

  • Cover (Scott Nickel, Mark Frederickson)
  • The Fundalini Pages (Dave Croatto, P.C. Vey, Jacob Lambert, Evan Dorkin, Sarah Dyer, Tom Bunk, Jeff Kruse, Charles Akin, Darren Johnson, Gary Hallgren, Ryan Pagelow, Sam Viviano, Duck Edwing, Paul Coker, Kiernan P. Schmitt, Bob Staake )
  • MAD Rates the iPad (John Caldwell)
  • Toyota Story (Desmond Devlin, Tom Richmond)
  • Beiber Versus… (Some Photos via Dreamstime.com)
  • A MAD Look at the Twilight Saga (Sergio Aragon?¬©s, Tom Luth)
  • The MAD World of… Lying and Cheating (Stan Sinberg, Marc Hempel)
  • The A-Hole Team (Uncredited)
  • Mr. T Tweets While Watching The A-Team (some photos via Dreamstime.com)
  • 9 Unmistakable Signs That You’re Not Quite Over Your Ex (Teresa Burns Parkhurst)
  • Reich Guard (Uncredited)
  • The Strip Club (Dan Thompson, Dustin Glick, Christopher Baldwin, Scott Nickel, Douglas Paszkiewicz, Ted Rall)
  • The KFC Triple By-Pass! (Dick DeBartolo, Irving Schild)
  • More Sarah Palin Speaking Contract Demands! (David Shane, Drew Friedman)
  • Spy vs Spy (Peter Kuper)
  • 12 Reasons we Hate Cell Phones (Barry Liebmann, Peter Bagge)
  • Scamazon.com (Scott Maiko, Some Photos via Dreamstime.com)
  • Pestco (Jeff Kruse, Photos via Dreamstime.com)
  • Archie Marries Jughead (Charlie Kadau, R. Sikoryak)
  • The MAD Vault– 1992 (Various)
  • One Afternoon in the Confessional (Hermann Mejia)
  • MAD Fold-In (Al Jaffee)
  • Drawn Out Dramas (Sergio Aragon?¬©s)

My contribution to this issue is a three page article that expands on the “Toyota Story” concept I worked on as a web only poster a few months ago. The poster got reworked a little and became the article’s splash page, and then two pages of story was written by Desmond Devlin. Look for a sneak peek of that tomorrow.

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


  1. Kyle says:

    Hi Tom!
    2 questions about #504:

    First off, what do you think about the new use of the Images from Dreamstime.com? I can’t imagine Irving Schild can haul around shooting spot shots for minature Buddhas and 1993 era beepers, but it looks like they hit this well pretty regularly in this issue. I can only guess it saves on costs.

    And second, I noticed in the Fundalini Pages, the mention of “Sam Viviano” as a contributor. Did something happen to Jack Syracuse that we don’t know about?

    Thanks for the great posts of late (Piotr was awsome! Wow!!) and keep up the good work in the Mad.


    • Tom says:

      In the past MAD has used AP photos and other pics from image sources, so using a service like dreamstime.com seems to just be another source of such images. I was surprised at the number of credits to the service, however.

      As for Sam and Jack… I know Syracuse is still around and pops up now and then in MAD but when the unofficial MAD policy of never crediting staff for specific contributions went away altogether Sam’s name started popping up again. He’s done a number of pieces in the last few years.

  2. zachary ford says:

    i’m surprised that there’s nothing on bp in this issue! still looks like a good line-up ~


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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