On The Stands: MAD #501

August 11th, 2009 | Posted in MAD Magazine

It seems like three months since a new issue of MAD came out!

Oh…. wait….

In comic books shops tomorrow and on news stands on Tuesday Aug. 18th:

MAD #501

MAD # 501 (October 2009)

  • Cover (Mark Frederickson)
  • The MAD Quarterly Report (Sam Viviano)
  • The Fundalini Pages (Jeff Kruse, Rick Tulka, Kiernan P. Schmitt, Bob Staake, P.C. Vey, Evan Dorkin & Sarah Dyer, Dave Berg, Scott Nickel, Drw Friedman, Duck Edwing, Jacob Lambert, Al Jaffee, Paul Coker, Tom Cheney, Jim Hunt, Gary Hallgren, Ward Sutton)
  • Michael Jackson Obit (Uncredited)
  • Harry Plodder is a Hot-Blooded Putz (Desmond Devlin, Hermann Mejia)
  • Spy vs Spy (Peter Kuper)
  • Bo Confidential Preview (Tom Richmond)
  • New iPhone Apps (Uncredited)
  • William Shatner Twitters while Watching Star Trek (Frank Santopadre)
  • MAD’s Guide to Making a Recently-Released GITMO Detainee Feel Welcome in your Town (John Caldwell)
  • MisMatch.com (Scott Maiko)
  • A MAD Look at Star Trek (Sergio Aragon?¬©s)
  • Spy vs Spy (Peter Kuper)
  • A TV Commercial We’d Like to See (Dick DeBartolo, Tom Bunk)
  • The Hardships Faced by the Super Obese of America’s Wild West (Teresa Burns Parkhurst)
  • The Strip Club (Keith Knight, Dustin Glick, Todd Clark, Jason Youngbluth, John Kovaleski, Dan Long, Johnny Ringo, Joey Alison Sayers)
  • The MAD Vault: 1973 (Various)
  • What the Heck is the Difference (Uncredited)
  • MAD Fold-In (Al Jaffee)
  • Drawn Out Dramas (Sergio Aragon?¬©s)

No real contribution from me unless you count the reprinted preview pages from the “Bo Confidential” book. 🙁


  1. Mkuznar says:

    Awwe man, i was really looking forward all this time to a new movie parody by you, oh well looks like ill have to wait another 3 months…

  2. Antzo8 says:

    Looks like a great issue, and some topical pieces in there as well. I LOVE the cover. That’s classic MAD right there. And I look forward to reading the Harry Potter piece as well. Hopefully it arrives soon, I’m sick with the damn flu and have nothing to do :p

  3. julio cesar Naranjo says:

    Hi Tom i want this new release of mad, i hope i can get to .

  4. Mike Slaubaugh says:

    Hi Tom,

    The MisMatch.com piece is not uncredited…it was written by Scott Maiko! Haven’t gotten “Bo Confidential” yet, but looking forward to it!


    • Tom says:

      D’OH! That piece is such a text crazy jumble I couldn’t find the credits even though I looked for them. Thanks for pointing that out, Mike!

  5. Mark Engblom says:

    From the feature run-down, it appears as if (at least for now) MAD is sticking with their traditional format. I was curious to see if the quarterly publication schedule might bring some tweaks, additions, or format changes…but I suppose that’s where the old “if it’s ain’t broke, don’t fix it” thing comes in…at least right out of the gate on their new schedule.

    • Tom says:

      There are some changes, especially with the layouts and the table of content/letters pages. Content wise it’s similar to what the last year or so of issues has been.

  6. Solrac Snad says:

    Does it have to be quarterly? How about seven or eight issues with fewer pages?


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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