On the Stands: MAD #485

December 11th, 2007 | Posted in MAD Magazine

In comic book shops tomorrow and on news stands November 18th:


MAD # 485 (Jan. 2008)

  • Cover (Mark Fredrickson)
  • The Fundalini Pages (Dick DeBartolo, Desmond Devlin, Harrison Greenbaum, Glen LeLievre, Hermann Meijia, Todd Nauck, Bob Staake, Don Vaughan)
  • The MAD 20- The Dumbest People, Events and Things of 2007
  1. Michael Vick’s Bad Newz Kennel (Jeff Kruse, Mark Fredrickson)
  2. Bush Breaks Presidential Record for Time Off (Desmond Devlin, Mark Stutzman)
  3. Imus (Dave Croatto)
  4. Britney Spears (Gary Hallgren)
  5. Walter Reed Army Hospital Scandal (Jacob Lambert, Dave Croatto, Irving Schild)
  6. Anna Nicole Smith Paternity Trial (Mort Drucker)
  7. Paris Hilton (Uncredited)
  8. The Crazy Diapered Astronaut (Scott Maiko, Charles Akins)
  9. The Giant Toy Recall (Matthew A, Cohen, Jason Schneider)
  10. Isiah Washington Bashes Homosexuals (Richard Williams)
  11. Keith Richards (Jacob Lambert, Mark Fredrickson)
  12. Scooter Libby (Jacob Lambert)
  13. The Sopranos Finale (Tom Richmond)
  14. The Creation Museum (Josh Eiserike, Hermann Mejia)
  15. IF I DID IT by O.J. Simpson (Drew Friedman)
  16. Lindsay Lohan (Nick Danzi, Scott Bricher)
  17. Alberto Gonzales (Steve Smallwood)
  18. The Senator in the Bathroom Stall (Nick Coulas)
  19. Mad 20 Fold In (Al Jaffee)
  20. Sanjaya (Scott Bricher)
  • Planet TAD!!!!! (Tim Carvell, Brian Durniak))
  • Spy vs Spy (Peter Kuper)
  • What The Heck is the Difference?
  • A MAD Look at Dancing with the Stars (Sergio Aragon?¬©s)
  • Drawn Out Dramas (Sergio Aragon?¬©s)
  • Next Month In Mad #486: Man Vs. Wild!

My contribution this year was a two pager with 20 different “Alternate Sopranos Endings that Would Have Been Better”. Here’s a few examples:

The Gallagher Ending

The Mission Impossible Ending

The Monty Python Ending

So…. What are you waiting for? Go buy a copy, Clod!


  1. DShultz says:

    Nicely done, and very funny stuff as usual.

    …and the last two issues’ covers have been particularly hilarious.

  2. Matt. says:

    Your Sopranos bit was too good.

    I also can’t get enough of Mejia’s watercolors.

  3. Antzo8 says:

    Hey, that’s a really good cover. I always enjoy Fredrickson’s covers though. I notice you get a lot of pieces on The Sopranos, which is good if you’re a fan of the show. I’m surprised APEC didn’t make it into the MAD 20 this year.

  4. Man I can’t wait for this one. Do you think anyone will know who Gallager is besides Baby boomers like myself?

  5. Tom says:

    Thank, guys.

    Antzo8- Yes, it’s kind of like that with MAD. You do one job with a certain subject matter, and do a good job on it, then when another job with the same subject matter comes up you seem to end up getting it more often than not. After I did “Spiderman” for MAD I eneded up becoming the “comic book movie” guy more often than not, doing X2, Spiderman 2, Superman Returns and Batman Begins. The notable exception was Hermann’s Spiderman 3, but we swapped and I did Harry Potter instead. Anyway that’s sometimes how it works.

    Barry- If you think the Gallagher one is outside the memory realm of the current MAD reader age demographic, wait until you see the “Citizen Kane Ending” panel.


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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