Mad #454 (John Ficarra) - Another George Lucas Issue - June 2005

There is really nothing funnier than a billionaire nerd and what he does in his spare time.  Writer Scott Maiko absolutely nails our anti-hero with "A Day in the Life of George Lucas" wherein he spends a lot of time pondering corrections to that puzzling cantina scene with Greedo.  Artist Hermann Mejia does a great job of making Georgie look to be a fool, not to mention Orson Welles, Steven Spielberg et al.  My favorite part is the Carbonite cat.  In addition to the Lucas bashing, there are several other Star Wars tributes on the occasion of the release of the sixth movie (Episode Three).  Mark Fredrickson drew the Jedi light-saber duel with Darth Alf in the background.  "The Cover We DIDN'T Use" shows "Alfred E. Lucas" possibly drawn by Sam Viviano.  Monroe joined the party with his depressing visit to the "Star Wars Comvention".  There were also some outtakes ("Sith Happens").  Who needs those?  Writer Kent Parker did an amazing job with his speculation about "What Caused Anakin Skywalker to Become Dsrth Vader?".  And, finally, Al Jaffee wants to know "Which Epic Space Battle Will Prove to be the Bloodiest?"  Hint: Han and Greedo are not involved in the fold-in answer.  [JAM 8/21/2014]

Color Pages: 54 of 60 pages (90%)
Humorous Content: 44 of 60 pages (73%)

Random Acts of Mindless - The Fundalini Pages  [Celebrity Cause-of-Death Betting Odds - Ben Affleck]
Star Bore - A Day in the Life of George Lucas
Joke And Dagger - Spy vs. Spy
A Pain in the Assassin - Pet Peeves of Mafia Hitmen
Kiefer Madness - Mad's Pesky Questions for the Cast of 24
George W. Bush League - Once Baseball Comes to Washington D.C.
Ball's Well that Ends Well - 7 Periods Closer to Death
Angster's Paradise - Monroe and ... Star Wars
Prints Uncharming - Disposable Camera Prom Photos that Didn't Make the Album
Hanging New Wallpapal - Trading Spaces at the Vatican  [fake department]
See You Vader - Mad's Star Wars Outtakes: Sith Happens
The Psychic Plotline - Tedium
Come to the Dark Snide - What Caused Anakin Skywalker to Become Darth Vader?
Serge-In General - A Mad Look at Robots
A Movie Franchise on the Wayne - Mad's Batman Begins Outtakes ... Begin

Fold-In - Satellites