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Post by Chris Aguilar » 2 months ago

If this is true, it really saddens me. It's a happy slice of my youth that I thought would always be around.

https://www.cbr.com/mad-magazine-shutting-down-report/
Mad Magazine may be coming to an end.

Longtime Mad contributor Evan Dorkin bid the publication goodbye on social media. In a series of Tweets, he described how he received a "crushing" email about Mad shutting down. "Today won't end. Goodbye, MAD Magazine. As a youngster I was a huge fan of the 70's era, as a young adult I rediscovered the 50's comics, as an old nerd I somehow became a contributor (often working w/ Sarah Dyer) for the last decade +. Getting the e-mail today was crushing," he wrote.
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Post by Chris Aguilar » 2 months ago

Update, not technically gone, but might as well be.

https://www.cbr.com/mad-magazine-not-ca ... int-focus/

No more new material. Just occasional reprints of "vintage" stuff. The point of mad is that is often timely, a reflection of culture/society. Now it'll just be a shadow of old reprint stuff.
While MAD will cease publishing new material after Issue #10 arrives in October, the series will continue to be released on its current bi-monthly schedule, but as a reprint periodical. Future issues will feature "vintage" material, along with new covers that will presumably continue to skewer current events.
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Post by Bob Farmer » 2 months ago

As soon as it was sold, it died. Like when Elvis was drafted. He was "dead" after that.

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