On the Stands: MAD #499

February 23rd, 2009 | Posted in MAD Magazine

In comic book stores now and on news stands on Feb. 24th:

MAD #499

MAD # 499 (April 2009)

  • Cover (Mark Frederickson)
  • The Fundalini Pages (Desmond Devlin, Evan Dorkin & Sarah Dwyer, Drew Friedman, Garth Gerhart, Marc Hempel, Darren Johnson, Jeff Kruse, Barry Liebmann, Kevin Pope, Sam Sisco, Ward Sutton, Jason Yungbluth)
  • What the Heck is the Difference? (Uncredited)
  • Botchmen (Desmond Devlin, Tom Richmond)
  • A MAD Look at Trade Schools (Sergio Aragon?¬©s, Colorist: Luth)
  • Digital TV Facts (Jeff Kruse)
  • The Decided Disadvantages of an On-Line Education (John Caldwell)
  • The Darker Side of the Lighter Side (Dave Berg, Uncredited)
  • A Letter from Jamie Dimon (Dick DeBartolo)
  • MAD’s Unheroic Watchmen Outtakes (Uncredited)
  • The Story of Deathbed Donkey and the Rage of Sorrow (Brian McConnachie, Rick Geary)
  • Unabridged Sports Clich?¬©s (Jacob Lambert, Paul Coker)
  • The Strip Club (Joey Sayers, Scott Nickel, Tony Murphy, Dan Long, John Kovaleski, Todd Clark, Christopher Baldwin)
  • Spy vs Spy (Peter Kuper)
  • President Obama- The Promise vs. The Reality (Desmond Devlin, Francisco Rodriguez, Kevin Pope)
  • MAD Fold-In (Al Jaffee)
  • Drawn Out Dramas (Sergio Aragon?¬©s)
  • Next Month In Mad #500: Colossally ginormous goodness!

I will post a sneak peek at some of the art I did for the parody of “Watchmen” tomorrow, along with some rough sketches and other goodies.


  1. ha, best cover ever. ok, maybe a gross overstatement, but its very clever and fun.

    can’t wait for my issue.

  2. Mark Engblom says:

    LOL! What an ingenious cover! Perfect!

    Can’t wait to see the sneak-peeks of your Watchmen parody…especially all the little sight gags I know you went crazy with (what’s a Watchmen parody without minute details?).

    What an awesome feather in your cap!

  3. Mark Engblom says:

    Oh, and would you be able to shed some light on the “Uncredited” denotation for the “MAD‚Äö√Ñ√¥s Unheroic Watchmen Outtakes” listing? Is that a fairly common practice…maybe for a “jam” collaboration or something? Just curious.

    • Tom says:

      You will notice several “Uncredited” articles in this issue of MAD, and from many issues the past several years. Basically these are ‘in-house’ articles done by the staff, who traditionally do not get credited for their contributions. Mostly the credit (or blame depending on your point of view) would go to editors John Ficarra, Joe Raiola, Charlie Kadau, Jonathan Bressman, Amy Vozeolas and Dave Croatto, along with Dick DeBartolo and possible input from Sam Viviano.

  4. lorifour says:

    What happened to February issue?

  5. Nate says:

    Can’t wait to get my copy!

  6. Juarez Ricci says:

    Hey Man, How are you doing ?
    I Discovery your blog recently , but, I followed your Great Work for years on MAD
    and here I discovery that you are a great fan from Batman 60’s, Great Show !!
    I did this piece and I like to share with you, I hope you like


    I can’t wait to see you Movie Satire from Watchmen !!!

    Sorry for the bad English, I’m from Brazil

  7. MIke Kudna says:

    YES!! I am so happy- 1) that you did the parody for watchmen ( i have already bought my IMAX tickets online and read the book 4 times)
    and 2) I thought that MAD was becoming a quarterly, so I am so happy that it is not exactly turning into a quarterly!!!!


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