On the Stands: MAD #543!

December 5th, 2016 | Posted in MAD Magazine


MAD #543 (February 2017)

  • Cover (Mark Fredrickson)
  • The Fundalini Pages (Ward Sutton, Emily Flake, Paul Coker, Tom Bunk, Tersea Burns Parkhurts, Jeff Kruse, Bob Eckstein, Bob Staake, John Martz)
  • Silly (Dick DeBartolo, Tom Richmond)
  • Spy vs. Spy (Peter Kuper)
  • A MAD Look at Commuting (Sergio Aragonès, Colorist: Jim Campbell)
  • The MAD 20 Dumbest People, Events and Things of 2016
    1. The Donald Trump Run for the Presidency (Artist: Hermann Mejia)
    2. The Clinton Foundation (Uncredited)
    3. Flint Michigan’s Toxic Water (Artist: R. Sikoryak)
    4. Fox New’s Roger Ailes (Artist: Sam Viviano)
    5. Donald Trump’s Advisors (Artist: Mike Loew)
    6. Cliven Bundy’s Son Lay’s Siege to Wildlife Refuge (McKinley Rodriguez, Jacob Chabot))
    7. Ryan Loche’s “Mugging” (Artist: Scott Bricher)
    8. Wells Fargo Bank (Charlie Kadau and Joe Raiola)
    9. Anthony Weiner Sext Scandal (Continued) (Artist: Tom Richmond)
    10. Pokemon Go (Artist: Richard Williams)
    11. North Carolina’s Transgender Bathrooms (Uncredited)
    12. Epipen’s Price-Gouging (Artist: Dennis Wunderlin)
    13. Donald Trump’s Misogyny (Uncredited)
    14. Hillary’s Email Debacle (Desmond Devlin, Sam Sisco)
    15. Gary Johnson Stumped by Easy Questions (Writer: Mike Morse)
    16. Donald Trump Paid No Taxes (Artist: Roberto Parada)
    17. Exploding Samsung Phones (Mike Morse, Anton Emdin)
    18. Michael Strahan Bolts for GMA (Meredith Zeitlin, Gary Hallgren)
    19. The MAD 20 Fold-in (Al Jaffee)
    20. The Trump Foundation (Artist: Jason Seiler)
  • On Day at the Doctor’s Office (Kit Lively, Tom Bunk)
  • Planet Tad (Writer: Tim Carvell)
  • The Strip Club (Christopher Baldwin, John Kovaleski, Scott Nickel, Noah Van Sciver, Chelsea Carr, John McNamee)
  • The Gap-Toothed Gallery (Artist: Jesse Jacobs)
  • Drawn Out Dramas– Throughout the issue (Sergio Aragonès)

5 out of 20 of the “Dumbest Things of the Year” are Trump-related… Not surprising but that must be a record.

I actually have two pieces in this issue, one being a six page parody of the movie “Sully” written by Dick DeBartolo. Six pages was probably as long as the actual script for that movie was. The other is a MAD 20 piece: a spoof of the movie poster for “Pets” starring Anthony Weiner. I’ll post a peek at that stuff when MAD gives me the ok.

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


  1. Gary Folsom says:

    Mike Morse’s #15 is about libertarian Gary Johnson’s question trouble, not Seaworld.

    Only seven writing bylines out of 20?

    • Tom Richmond says:

      Whoops. That’s what happens when you are cutting and pasting in hotel rooms in the wee hours. Thanks.

      Many of these are written by the editorial staff as a whole, which is why they are not credited to a specific writer. I am not sure at what point the criteria for credit changes for a piece like the Wells Fargo Bank letter.


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