Mad #466 (John Ficarra) - Da Vinci Clod Issue - June 2006

Dan Brown sold 80 million copies of his book (Da Vinci Code) and then Ron Howard made a movie of it that grossed $217 million.  Some people would say that this was a successful thing.  It was really just a worldwide scavenger hunt with some religious undertones.  I read it once and saw the movie once.  It was OK.  The Mad editors totally ignored the book but when Columbia Pictures spent $125 million on a movie, the Mad gang leaped into action even though none of the staffers had actually seen it.  This is a story ripe for a parody with drawings by Drucker but nooooooooooooo!  We get two Mona E. Neuman drawings by Mark Fredrickson, two snarky Fundalini bits, nine Scott Maiko jokes about The Last Supper, and some boring outtakes.  Sell, sell, sell.  Are you proud of that effort, Mad editors?  I didn't think so.  [JAM 10/9/2014]

Color Pages: 53 of 56 pages (95%)
Humorous Content: 46 of 56 pages (82%)

Random Acts of Mindless - The Fundalini Pages
Waiter, My Dinner is Code - Other Hidden Messages in The Last Supper
You Compete Me - The Mad World of Sports
Howie Doody - Dull or Not Dull
Joke And Dagger - Spy vs. Spy
The Sound of Mutants - Mad's All Too-Human X-Men: The Last Stand Outtakes
Massive Art Attack - "Mona E. Neuman" Poster
Take Me Out to the Rall Game - 7 Periods Closer to Death
Dance Dance Devolution - America's Least Favorite Prom Themes
Queers as Folks - Having Gay Parents -- The Advantages and Disadvantages
In Blog We Trust - Planet Tad!!!!!
Hanks Giving Turkey - Mad's Clueless Outtakes from The Da Vinci Code
License to Shill - Go Fetch!
Leaving Positive Feedbag - What If Horses Sold on eBay?  [fake department]
Serge-In General - A Mad Look at Cats
Slinging a Different Tune - You Can Write the Next American Idol Single!
Here Come Da Jugs - Overheard at the Anna Nicole Smith Supreme Court Case

Fold-In - Movie Theater