On the Stands: MAD #533!

April 20th, 2015 | Posted in MAD Magazine


In comic book shops, on the iPad and in subscribers mailboxes now, on news stands everywhere tomorrow:

  • Cover (Mark Fredrickson)
  • “Weird AL” Welcome (Al Yankovic, Hermann Mejia)
  • Letters and Tomatoes (Answered by Al Yankovic)
  • The Fundalini Pages (Kenny Keil, Chris Houghton, John Kerschbaum, Joe Dator, Ward Sutton, Desmond Devlin, Kevin Pope, Dick DeBartolo, Teresa Burns Parkhurst)
  • The Weird Al-ini Pages (Anton Emdin, Patton Oswald, Scott Bricher, Seth Green, Bob Staake, Chris Hardwicke, Kristen Schaal & Rich Blomquist, James Warhola, Emo Philips, Rick Tulka, Thomas Lennon, John Hodgman)
  • Pages From Weird Al’s Notebook (Al Yankovic, Sam Sisco, Sam Viviano (uncredited))
  • Things You Never want to Learn from Ancestry.com (John Caldwell)
  • Spy vs. Spy (Peter Kuper)
  • Snappy Answers to Stupid Questions, Special Weird Al Edition (Al Jaffee)
  • MAD’s Tom Bunk Visits a Weird Al Concert (Tom Bunk)
  • The Baleful Yarn of the Mourning McGees (John Caldwell, Phil McAndrew)
  • Planet TAD!!!!! (Tim Carvell)
  • A MAD Look at California (Sergio Aragonés, colorist: Tom Luth)
  • Things to Ask Your Sex Ed Teacher (Kenny Keil, Jose Garibaldi)
  • The Captivating Tale of Pedro’s Execution (John Caldwell, Phil McAndrew)
  • The Mad Vault- From MAD #93, March 1965 (Weird Al by Rick Tulka, Artist: Mort Drucker, Writer: Larry Siegel)
  • President Obama’s Bucket List (Mike Morse, Paul Coker)
  • The Strip Club (Kenny Keil, K.C.Green, Christopher Baldwin, Kit Lively & Scott Nickel, Nathan Cooper, Box Brown, Phil McAndrew, Peet Tamburino)
  • American Sniping (David Shayne, Tom Richmond)
  • The Best of the Idiotical (Uncredited)
  • Drawn Out Dramas- Various margins throughout the magazine (Sergio Aragonés)
  • The MAD Fold-In (Al Jaffee)

According to the MAD scholars on the MAD Mumblings facebook group, “Weird Al” Yankovic appears in caricature and astounding 46 times in this issue. I know he appears at the end of the parody of “Amercian Sniper” I worked on with writer David Shayne. I’ll post a sneak peek at that tomorrow.

Now, What are you waiting for… a furshlugginer invitation?!? Go out and buy a copy, clod!


  1. Madfan says:

    My local store (Westfield Comics) has Mad #533 but there is no bar code. Any idea why? Subscriptions copies? Just seems odd.


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