On the Stands: MAD #508

February 10th, 2011 | Posted in MAD Magazine

On news stands on Feb 16th and in comic book shops today:

MAD # 508 (April 2011)

  • Cover (Mark Fredrickson)
  • The Fundalini Pages (Michael Gallagher, Jeffery Ford, Ward Sutton, Chris Houghton, Scott Nickel, Jason Yungbluth, Jeff Kruse, Hermann Mejia, Rick Tulka, Sam Viviano, Glen LeLievre, Todd Clark, Charles Akins, Garth Gerhart, Leonardo Rodriguez, Bob Staake)
  • SAD MEN (Arnie Kogen, Tom Richmond)
  • What We Really Learned from WikiLeaks (Barry Liebmann, Paul Coker)
  • MAD’s Moronic Outtakes from Sarah Palin’s Alaska (Uncredited)
  • A MAD Look At Murder (Sergio Aragon?¬©s, Tom Luth)
  • Spy vs Spy (Peter Kuper)
  • MAD Exclusive Excerpt: Justin Bieber’s Autobiography (Desmond Devlin, Scott Bricher)
  • The MAD Vault -MAD #326, March 1994 (Paul Coker, Desmond Devlin)
  • Wild, Unfounded Rumors Surrounding the Xbox Kinect (John Caldwell)
  • The Strip Club (Joey Alison Sayers, Scott Nickel, Christopher Baldwin, Dan Long, Jacob Lambert, Jason Yungbluth,¬¨‚Ć Douglas Paszkiewicz)
  • Undercover Boob (Dick DeBartolo, Tom Bunk)
  • 7 Periods Closer to Death (Ted Rall)
  • How Barack Obama Stacks Up Against the Other 42 U.S. Presidents (Jeff Kruse)
  • ChiaBieberPet (Scott Maiko, Liz Lomax, Tim Shamey)
  • MAD Fold-In (Al Jaffee)
  • Drawn Out Dramas (Sergio Aragon?¬©s)

It’s great to see the appearance of some new faces in MAD. Recently Aussie MAD cartoonist Anton Emdin has had a few great pieces in the U.S. edition. This issue contains a piece by the winner of the 2008 Jay Kennedy Memorial Scholarship, the talented Chris Houghton! Congrats, Chris! I expect to see your work in future issues as well as a lot of other places.

My contribution this issue might be my favorite project I’ve ever done for MAD… it’s certainly in the top three. Just a great combination of a very funny script, great faces and characters, a fun era to capture the look of and also a really good show that I ended up getting hooked on in the process. It is a six page parody of the TV show “MAD MEN” written by Arnie Kogen, look for a sneak peek at that sometime soon.

What are you waiting for, clod?!? Go out and buy a fershlugginer copy already!


  1. Anthony says:

    Looks like an awesome issue, except didn’t they already do a piece called “Deleted passages from Bush’s new book”?

    • Tom says:

      D’OH! That’s what I get for trying to cut and paste from a previous ToC post! Thanks for catching that. Fixed.

  2. Tim Becile says:

    It’s on the tip of my tongue. If you’ll give us just one more clue, I’m almost positive I can guess it!

  3. Anton Emdin says:

    Thanks, Tom! I can’t wait to see your Mad Men parody… I’m also hooked on the show.

    And very nice to see Chris Houghton’s debut, too!

  4. Thanks for the shout-out Tom! What an honor to be included in MAD- a dream come true! Great to see Anton in the US version as well!

  5. JWB says:

    Ahhh…Tom Richmond and Mad Men- a match made in parody heaven! Finally! Hope you get to do “Modern Family” so we can see your new take on Ed O’Neill!

  6. Calvin says:

    What about the “What are you waiting for? Go buy a copy, clod!” part??!

  7. Therese says:

    Can’t wait to see the Mad Men Satire! Wish you could do an whole issue on it!

  8. Adam says:

    *sigh* MAD subscription services let me down again…. I was supposed to receive this one!


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