MAD comic books issue 299
Cover by Mort Drucker. Stories and art by Al Jaffee, Dick DeBartolo, Mike Snider, Lou Silverstone, Charlie Kadau, Tom Koch, Stan Hart, Paul Peter Porges, Don (Duck) Edwing, Frank Jacobs, Mort Drucker, Paul Coker Jr., Rick Tulka, John Pound, Sam Viviano, Greg Theakston, Harry North, Esq., Tom Bunk, George Woodbridge, Bob Jones, Angelo Torres, Bob Clarke, Jack Davis, Dave Berg, and Sergio Aragones. In three articles and a cover, Mad meets its spiritual grandchildren, The Simpsons, featuring art by Greg Theakston and Angelo Torres. A spoof of Total Recall, featuring art by Mort Drucker. Mad's pre-retrospective of the 21st century, and a rummage sale for former Communist nations. Words the English language didn't need after the 1980s. Mad's takes on supermarkets, sports agents, and people-watching at the airport. Lighter Side strips by Dave Berg, Marginals by Sergio Aragones, and Spy vs. Spy. Letters page features a photo of Neil Patrick Harris reading Mad's spoof of Doogie Houser, and a photo of Charles Schulz with Al Jaffee. The Simpsons; A Mad Peek Behind the Scenes at "The Simpsons" Studio; Using the Simpson Look to Update Stale Appearances; Mad Reviews the 21st Century Ahead of Time; The Nefarious Noose Nuisance; Words and Phrases That Left the English Language During the '80s; Spy vs. Spy; Mad's Sports Business Agent of the Year; Mad Examines Some Cave Writings of Prehistoric Man; The Zippy Zoo Zapper; The Mad People Watcher's Guide to an Airport; Totally Original Never-Been-Done Before Movie Plots; The Lighter Side of...; The Raging Rabble's Revenge; World Communism Close-Out Sale; The 9 Real Reasons Why Your Parents Won't Let You Have a Pet!; What Every American Should be Required to Learn; A Mad Look at Supermarkets; Totally Recalled; Fold-In; Snappy Answers to Stupid Questions in Air Travel. 8.5-in. x 11-in., 48 pages, B&W. Cover price $1.75.