Since 1952, MAD Magazine has remained America's premiere satire publication, delivering timely gags and cartoons that inspired everyone from "Weird Al" Yankovic to The Simpsons. After a nearly seven-decade run, however, the magazine is finally set to take a bow, as DC Comics will partially pull the plug on new issues.
Later this year, the magazine will cease production on original content and instead will publish reprints from the past 550 issues, save for special editions scheduled for the end of each year. These forthcoming issues will no longer be sold through newsstands or supermarkets; the magazine will be made available as either a direct-to-consumer subscription or from comic book shops and each issue will sport new artwork. DC will continue to create MAD-related collections and books, however.
Despite protests on social media, MAD's August 2019 issue will be its final wholly original output.
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A little part of me died when I heard MAD Magazine was ceasing publication of new issues. If you’ve been with us for a while, you may remember when I was visiting the original MAD crew at their NY offices in 2011. We were working on a big The Hundreds X MAD collaboration that included Spy vs. Spy, an Al Jaffee backpage fold-in for our magazine, Sergio Aragones art.. And of course, a lot of Alfred E. Neuman. The deal fell apart a year later so I’m pulling another body up from the collab graveyard. Long live MAD. DAM. @mad.magazine
MAD Magazine is closing. Like millions of others, MAD Magazine showed me what humor is for and thus gave ...
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