On The Stands: MAD Presents Harry Potter- The Complete Collection

July 14th, 2011 | Posted in MAD Magazine

For those who need a MAD fix before the next issue comes out in August, here’s something to tide you over…a special issue collecting just about all the mockery and ridicule MAD lavished on the Harry Potter books and film franchise over the years. It’s 80 pages of spell-binding “Humorous Stupidous”, including the parodies of all eight movies:

  • “Harry Plodder and the Sorry-Ass Story” (artist: Mort Drucker), MAD #412
  • “Harry Plodder and the Lamest of Sequels” (artist: Tom Richmond), MAD #424
  • “Harry Plodder and the Pre-Teen Nerds are Actin’ Bad” (artist: Hermann Mejia), MAD #443
  • “Harry Plodder Has Got to Retire” (artist: Hermann Mejia), MAD #460
  • “Harry Plodder and the Torture of the Fan Base” (artist: Tom Richmond), MAD #480
  • “Harry Plodder is a Hot-Blooded Putz” (artist: Hermann Mejia), MAD #501
  • “Harry Plodder and It’s Dreadful What Follows” (artist: Tom Richmond), MAD #507
  • “Harry Plodder is Definitely Halted- Adieu!” (artist: Hermann Mejia)

All eight parodies were written by Desmond Devlin.

That last one is not reprinted from an earlier issue, but is an all-new, never-seen-before spoof of the latest (and last… at least until they do a “reboot” in about 10 years) Harry Potter film with seven pages of Hermann’s incomparable art. I did the art on three of the eight… I personally can see a real progression in my artistic development from “Harry Plodder and the Lamest of Sequels” done in 2002 and “Harry Plodder and It’s Dreadful What Follows” done in 2010.

There is also quite a bit of additonal spoofery including riffs on the books themselves, an Al Jaffee “Harry Potter” fold-in, Sergio Aragon?¬©s‘ “A MAD Look at Harry Potter”, and other fun stuff. It’s in comic book shops now and on news stands July 19th.

So what are you waiting for, clod? Go out and buy a furshlugginer copy, already!


  1. Calvin says:

    will it be on any news stand that has mad on it?

  2. Adam says:

    Hey! I know where one of ’em is, but you might have to drive a while to get there! This reminds me of the Star Trek special they put out years ago. Someone got that for me when I was housebound with some ailment or another…

  3. Calvin says:

    now if only i can convince my parents mad isn’t trash……that’s gonna be hard.

    • Adam says:

      If your parents lived right, then they read mad… and they know it’s trash. (Grin) I’ve got years and years of back issues to prove it!

      Lordy, I hope you know I’m joking, Tom!

  4. Calvin says:

    hooray! i just got mine!

    one more question, though. in the “torture of the fanclub” spoof, there’s a panel where dumbledore (doubledork?) is pointing at a bunch of portraits. he makes a joke about joe smith not fitting in. but in my copy, the first speech bubble (or speech square) in this panel is blank.

    does any one know what the heck he said?


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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