On the Stands: MAD #506

October 11th, 2010 | Posted in MAD Magazine

In mailboxes and comic shops this week and on news stands October 19th:

MAD # 506 (December 2010)

  • Cover (Mark Fredrickson)
  • The Fundalini Pages (Jeff Kruse, Mort Drucker, Joe Masterman, Evan Dorkin & Sarah Dyer, Jacob Lambert, Bob Staake, Eric Scott, Rick Tulka, Scott Nickel, Matthew A. Cohen, Angelo Torres, Brian & Sean Farrelly, Anton Emdin, Dick DeBartolo, J.C. Duffy, Jack Syracuse, Dave Croatto, Ward Sutton, Corey Pandolph)
  • Glee-tarded (Arnie Kogen, Tom Richmond)
  • A MAD Look At The Oil Spill (Sergio Aragon?¬©s, Tom Luth)
  • RosettaStone- Mel Gibson Domestic Abuse Edition (A MAD Ad Parody)
  • A Beginner’s Guide to a More Prosperous Career in Panhandling (John Caldwell)
  • Some Serious Monkey Business (Brian McConnachie, Leonadro Rodriguez)
  • Tea Party Logic (Barry Liebmann, Paul Coker)
  • Signs You’ve Got a Bad Roommate (Teresa Burns Parkhurst)
  • The MAD World of… Fashion (Stan Sinberg, Marc Hempel)
  • Deleted Passages From George W. Bush’s New Book (Charlie Kadau, Sam Viviano)
  • MAD’s Less-Than-Magical Outtakes from Harry Potter (Uncredited)
  • Spy vs Spy (Peter Kuper)
  • The 2010 Lack-of-Entertainment Book (Scott Maiko)
  • The Strip Club (John Kovaleski, Keith Knight, Peet Tamburino, Jacob Lambert, Jason Yungbluth, Christopher Baldwin, Douglas Paszkiewicz)
  • MAD’s Handy Quick Primer to World of Warcraft (Desmond Devlin, Hermann Mejia)
  • The MAD Vault -1978 (Various)
  • Dead Lobster (Andy Ross, Irving Schild)
  • MAD Fold-In (Al Jaffee)
  • Drawn Out Dramas (Sergio Aragon?¬©s)

This issue has a lot of appearances by some seldom seen and much missed artists such as Mort Drucker, Angelo Torres, Sam Viviano and Paul Coker. It also has a few more art driven features than a typical issue included plus BOTH Teresa Burns Parkhurst and John Caldwell in the same issue (usually it’s one or the other), a Stan Sinberg/Marc Hempel “The MAD World of…”, the Desmond Devlin/Hermann Mejia and Barry Liebmann/Paul Coker pieces and a Sam Viviano illustrated piece… a little old school MAD for you! Also this issue features the first of what will probably be many appearances by Australian cartoonist/illustrator Anton Emdin, who does work for the Aussie MAD including his parody of “Glee” in that publication which he hopefully will share on his blog when it is published.

My contribution this issue is a five page parody of the TV show “Glee” written by Arnie Kogen, look for a sneak peek at that on Thursday because tomorrow I’ll be sharing some of the work I did on tonight’s “Batman Family Feud” segment on the MAD show.


  1. Jason says:

    i just saw the trailer for ‘i want your money’ on tv this weekend. really cool to see your caricature/character design in that format. congrats!

    does mark frederickson have a blog or website? i know he has a portfolio on theispot.com but i can’t find anything that’s frequently updated. i’m always interested in seeing an artist’s process(which you’re so good at doing), and Mark’s someone I’d be interested in looking at further.

    • Tom says:

      Mark doesn’t have a web presence beyond his iSpot portfolio… he talked about a blog last time we chatted but he hasn’t gotten around to that yet. I also would love to see that.

  2. Scott Nickel says:


    Thanks for the preview! Looks like another great issue. Very nice to see Mort Drucker Sam V, Paul Coker and Angelo Torres back in the magazine. I wish they’d do more! And Arnie Kogen? Wow, another blast from the past!

  3. tome says:

    Thanks for the sneak peek Tom.Still haven’t gotten my #505 though…

  4. Adam says:

    I can’t wait! I’ll be looking through my mail VERY thoroughly! Once my wife see this one, I may not get it back. She LOVES Glee!

  5. Adam says:

    And it will be nice to see some old names back. Viviano was an instant favorite with me since the first time I saw his work in MAD>

  6. Nate says:

    Like a moron, I kept checking my mail over and over today thinking that my issue would arrive…totally forgetting it’s Columbus Day.

  7. Adam says:

    Yeah. I felt like a dork, too. Went to the post office and couldn’t figure out why it was closed. DOH!


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