Born: 29th August 1958, Gary, Indiana, U.S.
Died: 25th June 2009, Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Jacko had already racked up several MAD appearances (and two covers) before Angelo Torres caricatured him in "A MAD Look At The Fabulous 1980s," the last MAD by-line for veteran writer Larry Siegel. Co-written by Bill Fibbers (who 'dat?), "A MAD Look At The Fabulous '80s" originally ran in MAD #293 (March '90)
"Marrying Michael Jackson is only the seventh-most unstable thing ever done by a Presley." Let that punchline from "Even More Chilling Thoughts," the third edition of the long-running Desmond Devlin series, sink in as you peruse this Rick Tulka artwork. "Even More Chilling Thoughts" originally ran in MAD #354 (February '97).
One of the single-creepiest renditions of Michael Jackson came courtesy of Tom Richmond in the final panel of MAD's parody of The O.C. Written by Dennis Snee, "The O.D." originally ran in MAD #442 (June '04)
It wasn't Michael Jackson's first appearance in the MAD 20 Dumbest list (that would be MAD #461, January '06) but it's definitely his most striking. Mark Stutzman illustrated "The Canonization of Michael Jackson" for MAD #502 (January '10), which also featured an Alfred-ization of Jacko's famous bejeweled glove by Mark Fredrickson on the issue's cover.
All right, Mumblers - sing along to Scott Nickel's snappy "Thriller" parody from The Fundalini Pages of MAD #508 (April '11), illustrated by Hermann Mejia.