MAD Magazine #492

MAD Magazine #492 • USA • 1st Edition - New York
1st Edition - New York
August 1st, 2008
We cover this summer's Super Heroes!
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Table of Contents

Contents Page

Page: 1

Random Samplings of Reader Mail

Department: Letters and Tomatoes

Page: 2

The Fundalini Pages

  • List of all contributors

    Author: Desmond Devlin Author: Scott Nickel Author: Jacob Lambert Author: Jack Syracuse Author: Hermann Mejia Author: Kevin Pope Author: Rick Tulka Author: Jeff Kruse Author: Garth Gerhart Author: Barry Liebmann Author: Darren Johnson Author: Dave Hanson

    Page: 8

  • Are You A Celebrity or Are You A Celebutard?

  • The Godfrey Report

  • Things Hillary Clinton Supporters Can be Happy About

  • Solution to Last Month's "Mini-Mystery" - tapioca in his pants

  • Fundalini Presents Excerpts from: Movie Screw-Ups - A Clueless, Anal-Retentive Guide to Cinema

  • The Fast 5 - Ways That You Can Protest China's Human Rights Violations

  • Melvin & Jenkins' Guide to the Ballpark

  • Least E-Mailed Articles

  • Plugged Nickel - Amish of the future

  • Words That Would Appear in Ads for Air Sickness Bags if They Were Advertised like Other Products

  • Letters to the Editor Around America

  • Bitterman - shoulder injury from bowling

  • Fundalini Goes to the MTV Movie Awards

MAD's international preview of the Beijing Olympics

Department: Let the games be grim

Artist: Tom Bunk Writer: Desmond Devlin

Page: 12

The Knockout

Department: A MAD political poster

Artist: Mark Fredrickson

Page: 15

Subscription Advertisement - Jeffrey Lozenge dressed as a lobster

Writer: Joe Raiola Photographer: Irving Schild

Ironic, Man (Iron Man Parody)

Department: Downey Syndrome

Writer: Desmond Devlin Artist: Tom Richmond

Page: 17

10 easy ways to beat high gas prices and increase your mileage

Department: A Fuel's Errand

Writer: Dick DeBartolo Artist: Tim Hamilton

Page: 22

Spy vs. Spy

Department: Joke and Dagger

Artist, Writer: Peter Kuper

Page: 26

Movie Posters for the rest of the movie experience

Department: Coming Distractions

Writer: Russ Cooper Artist: Scott Bricher

Page: 28

MAD's cocky, but handy Hancock outtakes

Department: Lack of Will's Power

Page: 30

Calvin and Jobs

Department: Apple of four ire

Writer: Jacob Lambert Artist: Gary Hallgren

Page: 32

Field Guide to spotting America's most incompetent summer camp counselors

Department: S'Morons

Artist, Writer: John Caldwell

Page: 34

A MAD look at this summers Super Heroes

Department: Serge-In General

Artist, Writer: Sergio Aragonés

Page: 37

Sucker City Newspaper Circular

Department: Flyer Beware

Artist: Scott Bricher Writer: Scott Maiko

Page: 41

The Strip Club

  • Me, Myself and my puppet

    Artist, Writer: John Kovaleski

    Page: 45

  • Father O'Flannity's hot tub confessions with Ed Norton as The Hulk!

    Artist, Writer: Keith Knight

    Page: 45

  • Rob, the evil, backstabbing, robot temp

    Artist, Writer: Corey Pandolph

    Page: 46

  • Scooby-Don't

    Artist, Writer: Jason Yungbluth

    Page: 46

  • Fantabulaman

    Artist, Writer: Ted Rall

    Page: 47

Back Cover Inside: Fold-In - What is the one hero fans never seem to tire of?

Artist, Writer: Al Jaffee