Mad #342 (Nick Meglin and John Ficarra) - Snowboarding Issue - January/February 1996

Artist James Bennett made his Mad debut on the cover, drawing Alfred E. Neuman on his makeshift snowboard.  Sergio Aragones had fun with this winter craze in "A MAD Look at Snowboarding" and various overflow marginal jokes.  Rick Geary also made his first appearance in Mad with excellent drawings for first-time writer Julie Klam's clever "Martha Stewart Remakes the O.J. Trial 'Perfect'."  The Klam/Geary connection produced an article that stood out from the rest in this issue.  Geary's distinctive style jumps out from the page with a perfect combination of humor and simplicity.  Although his appearances in the magazine are rare, each one is quite welcome.  Ms. Klam will return in Mad #366 with "The California Institute of Comedy Writing." [JAM 2/13/2013]

Editor Meglin is a hieroglyph in Duck Edwing's "The Asinine Archeological Atrocity."

And They Call It Yuppie Love - Too Bad About You
Serge-In General - A Mad Look at Snowboarding
A High-Crass Operation - When "Sweeps Weeks" Come to PBS
The Court of Appealing - Martha Stewart Makes the O.J. Trial "Perfect"
An Embarrassment of Richard's - Life's Modern Day Little Pleasures
The High Costner of Doing Business - The Waterworld Memo
Tease a Crowd - A Breakdown of the Million Man March
Berg's-Eye View - The Lighter Side
A Poke in the Eisner - Changes You Might See Now That Disney Has Purchased ABC-TV
I've Got You Off of My Skin - A Mad Guide to Tattoo Removal
Joke And Dagger - Spy vs. Spy
Do the Right Wing - A Mad Peek Behind the Scenes at a Militia Gathering
Tales From the Duck Side - The Asinine Archeological Atrocity
Au Pair of Queens - The Ninny
The Yuk Stops Here - Joke Set-ups That Don't Need a Punch Line

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