Mad #472 (John Ficarra) - Super-Lame Comic Book Villains Issue - December 2006

In Mad #438, seven comic book artists identified "The League of Rejected Superheroes".  But what good are heroes without villains?  Writer Jeff Kruse and eight comic book artists (Terry Dodson [Harley Quinn], Sam Keith [The Maxx], John Cassaday [Planetary], Mike Mignola [Hellboy], Chris Bachalo [Ultimate X-Men], Kevin Nowlan [Moon Night], Glenn Fabry [Slaine] & Humberto Ramos [Impulse]) have filled that void with "Lesser-Known Comic Book Villains".  The best ones are "The Trillionaire" (Cassaday) and "Sarcasma" (Bachalo).  The Letters and Tomatoes Department reprinted the Pearls Before Swine comic strip by Stephan Pastis featuring Mad Artist Tom Richmond.  Mr. Richmond gave us the real stuff with his drawings for the Arnie Kogen television parody ("Groin's Monotony").  Look for Marcus Welby, Dr.Kecorkian, brain bandages and the list of Mad staff patients on the double-splash.  Also, Teresa Burns Parkhurst covers the animal patients ("Wanda Goldstein Flenkman: Animal Psychiatrist") with additional tabletop and framed jokes.  Super.  [JAM 10/23/2014]

Color Pages: 58 of 60 pages (97%)
Humorous Content: 43 of 60 pages (71%)

Random Acts of Mindless - The Fundalini Pages
H.M.Ho's - Groin's Monotony
The Dissing Link - 6 Degrees of Separation Between Anyone and Anything Part IX
Week-Al Matter - The 2007 Mad Strip Club Calendar
In Blog We Trust - Planet Tad!!!!!
It's 'Splaining Cats And Dogs - From the Case Files of Dr. Wanda Goldstein Flenkman: Animal Psychiatrist
Joke And Dagger - Spy vs. Spy
Pranksgiving - Questions We'd Like to Ask the Turkey Hotline
Angster's Paradise - Monroe & ... The Army Part I
An Inconvenient Booth - Mad Examines History's Least Practical Diner Layouts  [fake department]
Unintendo - Unexpected Hassles of New Video Game Consoles
Schlock 'N Roll - Mad's Devilish Outtakes from Tenacious D In "The Pick of Destiny"
Tragic Kingdom - What Would Happen to Disney Characters in the Real World?
Foe Is Me - Lesser-Known Comic Book Villains
Serge-In General - A Mad Look at Thanksgiving

Fold-In - Computer