Mad #483 (John Ficarra) - Unfortunately, The Zombie Issue - November 2007

Born of Haitian folklore, the "zombie" has always been an impossible creation.  The undead would be extremely weak if it could exist at all.  He would not be able to crack a walnut let alone your cranium.  With all of the ugliness and all of the manners of death that already exist in the world, why create more?  The first zombie movie was White Zombie directed by the immortal Victor Halperin (1895-1983) in 1932 starring the king of horror, Bela Lugosi (1882-1956).  Other important  (?) zombie movies were Plan 9 From Outer Space directed by Ed Wood (1924-1978) in 1959 and the original Night of the Living Dead in 1968 with a cast of unknowns.  In 2007, twenty-three zombie-themed movies were released upon the viewing public including Undead Pool (aka Attack Girls' Swim Team Versus the Undead) and Zombies! Zombies! Zombies! (co-starring Stephanie Miller as "Pamela") with an estimated production budget of $30,000.  Mad editors assigned zombie duties to veteran writer/artists Sergio Aragones and John Caldwell who responded with "A Mad Look at Zombies" and "Things That Really Get Under a Zombie's Skin", respectively.  The better articles in the issue were -- all of the rest of them.  [JAM 11/16/2014]

Random Acts of Mindless - The Fundalini Pages
Sit-Commercials - When Other Advertising Characters Get TV Shows
The Phrase That Slays - Rejected Hillary Clinton Campaign Slogans
Serge-In General - A Mad Look at Zombies
In Blog We Trust - Planet Tad!!!!!
Pen And Stink - The Strip Club
The Beast And the Brightest - Inspirational Animal Stories
Love is in the Err - One Day at Lincoln High
Shoot Happens - Idiotic Anti-Gun Control Arguments the NRA Hasn't Used -- Yet!
The Booth Fairy - A Peek Behind the Scenes at the Minneapolis Airport Men's Room  [fake department]
Monsters' Gall - Things That Really Get Under a Zombie's Skin
Joke And Dagger - Spy vs. Spy
The Wheel World - What School Bus Drivers are Doing While You're in Class
Is That Rall There Is? - 7 Periods Closer to Death
Take This Mob And Shove It - 1 is Worse Than 100
Observation Dreck - What the Heck is the Difference?

Fold-In - Rachel Ray