Mad #391 (Nick Meglin and John Ficarra) - Harry Plodder Issue - March 2000

Joanne Kathleen Rowling wrote seven Harry Potter novels from 1995 to 2006.  These seven novels were made into eight major motion pictures making Rowling the wealthiest woman in Great Britain this side of Elizabeth II.  Rowling is the first speculative fiction author to receive the full Mad treatment since Mad #18 when Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland was the subject of an seven-page Kurtzman parody.  Writer Desmond Devlin provided fourteen pages of text that were condensed into seven pages plus the James Warhola splash ("Harry Plodder and the Kidney Stone").  Devlin concluded that much of the Harry Potter fantasy theme was borrowed from Superman, Cinderella, and Star Wars.  However, I will give Rowling a pass.  There are only so many themes available to syfy writers and she created a magical world that has already become a literary classic. [JAM 11/13/13]

The Mad editors became somewhat confused on page ten of "7th Heaving".  In the second panel, "Loopy" seems to be talking to herself.

A Man of the Froth - 7th Heaving
An Embarrassment of Richard's - Chic Glitz Computer University
It's a Win-Wince Situation - Is It Really Cause for Celebration When
Angster's Paradise - Monroe & ... Health Class
Fortune Smellers - Mad's Magic 8-Ball Answers for the New Millennium
Serge-In General - A Mad Look at Toy Story 2
The Blunderful Wizard Is Odd - Harry Plodder and The Kidney Stone
The Postulation Explosion - Only a Democrat/Republican Could Possibly Believe
Joke And Dagger - Spy vs. Spy
The Schmucks Stop Here - Melvin & Jenkins' Guide to Technology
The Traits of Wrath - Spot Your Parents!
Berg's-Eye View - The Lighter Side
Pointless And Click - Which Webcam Is It?
Bedrock the Vote - If Cavemen held Political Primaries  [Fake Department]
A Word to the D.W.I.'s - Mad's Etiquette Guide for Drunk Drivers
The Lies of Texas Are upon You - George W. Bush Faces the Drug Issue Head-on!
Grieving Las Vegas - Mad's Celebrity Cause-of-Death Betting Odds  [Jeff Gordon]

Fold-In - Car Crash