On the Stands: MAD #474

January 20th, 2007 | Posted in MAD Magazine

These will only be once a month from now on, now that I’m caught up. Issue #473 had been out almost a month. This issue just hit news stands this week:


MAD # 474 (Feb 07)

  • Cover (Mark Fredrickson)
  • The Fundalini Pages (Dick DeBartolo, Desmond Devlin, Todd Eisner, Jeff Kruse, Jacob Lambert, Glen Le Lievre, Adam Rust, Benjamin Shultz, Sam Sisco, Rick Tulka, PC Vey)
  • Gap Celebrity Ads You May Have Missed – Kevin Federline, Donald Rumsfeld, Osama Bin Laden, OJ Simpson (Mark Fredrickson)
  • War Cliches: Completing The Sentences (Jeff Kruse, Mort Drucker)
  • A MAD Look At The Amazing Race (Sergio Aragones)
  • MAD’s Inspirational Animal Stories (Third in a Series): The Eye of a Kitten (Brian McConnachie, Leonardo Rodriguez)
  • The Multifaceted Upside Of Having A Multiple Personality Disorder (John Caldwell)
  • Other Inconvenient Truths About Global Warming That Al Gore Didn’t Mention (Darren Johnson, Peter Kuper)
  • Other Rules Inspired By The Five Second Rule (John Samony, Jose Garibaldi)
  • Monroe And…The School Dance (Anthony Barbieri, Tom Fowler)
  • MAD’s All-Inclusive Do-It-Yourself Public Apology (Frank Jacobs, Mort Drucker)
  • Practical Uses For The Diet Coke/Mentos Formula (Tom Cheney)
  • Spy vs Spy (Peter Kuper)
  • The Strip Club (Vic Black, Zach Weiner, Keith Knight, Rich Moyer, Joe Sayers, Jason Yungbluth, Douglas Paszkiewicz)
  • Foolastic Book Club (Dave Croatto, Scott Bircher and Gary Hallgren)
  • MAD Fold-In (Al Jaffee)

Nothing by me in this issue.

Now go out and buy a copy, Clod!!


  1. Mugshotz says:

    I’m not really crazy about this or the Tom/Katie covers lately. They are too photo realistic and not as creative as in the past. Is this a temporary thing or the new direction MAD is moving in?

  2. Tom says:

    These covers are by Mark Fredrickson, who has been the primary cover artist for MAD for the last several years. MAD has had primarily realistically rendered covers over the years, with Norman Mingo and Kelly Freas in the old days, and in latter days Richard Williams, Roberto Parada. C.F. Payne and Mark. It’s definitely not a new direction, but Mark’s digital painting style has a different look to it… not as painterly as the rest of those on that list. That may be what seems new.


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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