Mad #535 (John Ficarra) - Bunk Tower Issue - October 2015

The amazing Mr. Tomas Bunk has done it again.  His centerfold feature ("Mad's Tom Bunk Visits the Eiffel Tower") is a work of pure madness.  With King Kong & the Hunchback of Notre Dame at the top and the Mad staff at the bottom right, this tour de force is absolutely jammed with Bunkisms.  I see a Basil Wolverton beauty in the crowd and so many Eurojokes everywhere.  But, what do you expect during a croissant moon?  The other notable aspect of the issue is the excellent array of political caricatures ("Campaign Quotes That Would Be Refreshing") drawn by Ward Sutton.  The heads of Jindal, Sanders, Bush, Graham, Huckabee, Clinto, Cruz, Walker, Rubio and Paul are perfectly rendered.  Poll-leader Trump is missing but Desmond Devlin covered that campaign with the "Blow Hard with a Vengeance" poster parody on page 11 [and Carson, Sanders, Bush on pages 23, 30, 41].  Also, the strange humor of Teresa Burns Parkhurst is well-represented in "Sympathy Cards We Wish We Could Buy" and "Why It Sucks When Your Parents Are Into Renaissance Faires".  I think I would rather not receive a "So Sorry to Hear You've Lost Your Bladder Control" card.  [JAM 8/14/2015]

Random Acts of Mindless - The Fundalini Pages
Snow Biz Part 1 - A Mad Political Movie Poster
Flat Stan Lee - The Scavengers: Age of Moron
We Say This Ingest - Are You a Foodie ... or Not?
Empathy Gestures - Sympathy Cards We Wish We Could Buy
Snow Biz Part 2 - Another Mad Political Movie Poster
Medieval-Doers - Why It Sucks When Your Parents Are Into Renaissance Faires
From Here to Gratuity - Mad's Tips for Tipping
French Fried - Mad's Tom Bunk Visits the Eiffel Tower
Snow Biz Part 3 - Yet Another Mad Political Movie Poster
Pen And Stink - The Mad Strip Club
Arroz by Any Other Name - Famous Odes to Spanish Side Dishes  [fake department]
An Embarrassment of Richard's - On Public Transportation, Courtesy Counts!
In Blog We Trust - Planet Tad!!!!!
Rotten to the Encore - The Mad Vault
Snow Biz Part 4 - Still Another Mad Political Movie Poster
Joke And Dagger - Spy vs. Spy
The Brand of Make-Believe - Mad's Celebrity Supermarket
Serge-In General - A Mad Look at Urban Wildlife
Abandon Trope, All Ye Who Enter Here - Campaign Quotes That Would Be Refreshing
Our Daily Dread - The Best of the Idiotical

Fold-In - Infrared