Mad #492 (John Ficarra) - Calvin and Jobs Issue - August 2008

In this issue, Mad artist Gary Hallgren revives the great Mad tradition of comic strip parody.  Hallgren joins Mad greats Wally Wood, Will Elder et al. with his perfect rendition of the Calvin and Hobbes strip by Bill Watterson.  Writer Jacob Lambert delivers eight humorous situations with Steve Jobs (1955-2011) replacing Calvin's toy tiger.  The other excellent parody in the issue is "Sucker City" by Scott Maiko and Scott Bricher.  This Circuit City catalog parody tells the truth about electronic gadgets that all too soon become electronic waste.  Also, there are a bunch of jokes about the subjects of current super-hero movies.  More of the same.  [JAM 12/12/2014]

Random Acts of Mindless - The Fundalini Pages
Let the Games Be Grim - Mad's International Preview of the Beijing Olympics
Down for the Delegate Count - The Knockout
Downey Syndrome - Ironic, Man
A Fuel's Errand - 10 Easy Ways to Beat High Gas Prices and Increase Your Mileage
Joke And Dagger - Spy vs. Spy
Coming Distractions - Movie Posters for the Rest of the Movie Experience
Lack of Will's Power - Mad's Cocky, But Handy Hancock Outtakes
Apple of Our Ire - Calvin and Jobs
S'morons - Field Guide to Spotting America's Most Incompetent Summer Camp Counselors
Serge-In General - A Mad Look at the Summer's Super Heroes
The Good Tumor Man - What if the Ice Cream Guy Suddenly Had a Benign Growth?  [fake department]
Flyer Beware - Sucker City Newspaper Circular
Pen And Stink - The Mad Strip Club

Fold-In - Guitar