Mad #410 (Nick Meglin and John Ficarra) - Absolute Idiocy Issue - October 2001

Mad has a different look now with and colors and slick pages.  Dave Berg has even been colorized by Wildstorm.  But then on page 48, we get a dose of nostalgia for the black-and-white days with the stunning and wonderful drawings by Mort Drucker for the parody of A.I. Artificial Intelligence.  It would have been a shame to let Wildstorm do anything to Drucker's amazing artwork.  These four pages are another gift from the master.  Tom Richmond (the new kid on the block) crammed his movie parody ("Lotta Crotch: Bazoom Raider") with classic Mad running jokes.  I counted eleven on the double-splash-page: Spy vs. Spy, Arthur, Mad Zeppelin, Max Korn, black bomb, poiuyt, potrzebie, Flip, Ecch!, tic-tac-toe and Band-aids.  There are many other background jokes in there and Alfred E. Neuman makes two appearances in the body of the article.  This mainly-colorized issue of Mad is not aimed at 10-year-old boys.  See pages 26-27 ("A Man's Guide to How Long Before You'll 'Get Any'")  [JAM 2/22/2014]

Color Pages: 32 of 56 pages (57%)
Humorous Content: 50 of 56 pages (89%)

Dull & Voight - Lotta Crotch: Bazoom Raider
When Beast Meets Jest - Only a True PETA Nut
Going Against the Groening - The Simpsons by the Numbers
The Dissing Link - 6 Degrees of Separation Between Anyone and Anything Part VI
Angster's Paradise - Monroe & ... The Great American Road Trip Part II
Retirement Homies - 10 Signs That Your Neighborhood Gang Is Getting Old
Rejectile Dysfunction - A Man's Guide to How Long Before You'll "Get Any"
Modern Ad-ucation - When Corporate Sponsorship of Public Schools Goes Too Far!
Serge-In General - A Mad Look at Priests, Ministers, Rabbis & a Few Scoundrels
Bullistic Missives - Student Excuse Notes for the 21st Century
Berg's-Eye View - The Lighter Side
Peter Parker Picked a Pack of Peculiar People - The Spiderman Movie: Fun Family Fare or Scientology Propaganda!  [fake department]
Grieving Las Vegas - Mad's Celebrity Cause-of-Death Betting Odds  [The Little AOL Man]
Joke And Dagger - Spy vs. Spy
Edible Complex - Lunch-Packing Mom Profiles
The Family Circuits - A.I. Absolute Idiocy

Fold-In - Supreme Court