Mad #455 (John Ficarra) - Battyman, Begone! Issue - July 2005

This was the eighth parody of Batman to appear in Mad.  The first was "Bat Boy and Rubin!" in Mad #8 by the great Harvey Kurtzman and the equally great Wallace (Wally, Woody) Wood.  The second was a television parody ("Bats-Man") by Lou Silverstone and Mort Drucker in Mad #105.  This was followed by Duck Edwing & Don Martin in Mad #210, Henry Clark & Bob Clarke in Mad #214, Stan Hart & Mort Drucker (first "Battyman") in Mad #289, Kadau & Raiola with Sam Viviano ("Villain's Awaiting Batman's Return to TV") in Mad #298, and "Bruce Wayne's World" by Desmond Devlin & Amanda Conner.  However, Artist Tom Richmond has set the new Batman bar with his trademark double-splash page for Mr. Devlin's words.  Look for The Penguin, "Bat Snacks", gumshoe, "Acme Rubber Co.", the bat thermos, "Bat Beer", quite a few misc. bandages, the tv rope-climbing Batman, the Alf signal, light-saber, Robin, Firestone tire, "Club Abu Ghraib", "Flashback for Dummies", Jason Giambi, banana peel, smile face, "Fat Lady Rules" foam finger, "Brat" button, "W.M.D. hold for Saddam", Mickey Mouse ears, "Fear Gas", potato sack, "Bat Chow", bat shorts, Homer Simpson, "Armor All", Spider-Man, the Harry Potter gang, another smile face and DC "Batty-crap" in the seven-page article.  Mark Fredrickson drew two classic Batman covers for Mad #455.  [JAM 8/24/2014]

Color Pages: 60 of 64 pages (94%)
Humorous Content: 43 of 64 pages (67%)

Random Acts of Mindless - The Fundalini Pages  [Celebrity Cause-of-Death Betting Odds - Donald Trump]
You've Got Bale - Battyman, Begone!
Deface the Music - CD Cover Doodles
May the Sale be with You - If the Star Wars Galaxy Had Classified Ads
Serge-In General - A Mad Look at Summer Camps
Angster's Paradise - Monroe and ... Therapy
Droid Rage - If Mark McGwire Was a Robot  [fake department]
He's not a Papal Person - Americans Who Just Missed Becoming Pope
The Right Zing - New Books by Your Favorite Conservative Authors
Joke And Dagger - Spy vs. Spy
Pen & Stink - The Strip Club
The Beast and the Brightest - Mad's Inspirational Animal Stories
Hypocritical Conditions - Parental Double Standards
Do the Fight Thing - Mad Sucker-Punches The Contender: A Knockout Collections of Outtakes

Fold-In - School