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RIP Mad Magazine? Satirical Publication to Cease Original Content, Focus on Reprints

RIP Mad Magazine? Satirical Publication to Cease Original Content, Focus on Reprints

After 67 years, hundreds of issues, a spinoff sketch comedy series and countless imitators, Mad Magazine as it has been known since 1952 is coming to an end, according to the magazine’s former editor, Allie Goertz.

“There’s been an outpour of kindness surrounding the rumor that @MADmagazine is ceasing publication, but Mad is not quite done,” Goertz tweeted late Wednesday night. “After the next Two great new issues are released, Mad will begin publishing bi-monthly issues with vintage pieces and new covers.”

“While there will be no new material after issue #10, @MADmagazine is not gone,” Goertz continued. “I find it deeply sad to learn that there will be no new content, but knowing history repeats itself, I have no doubt that the vintage pieces will be highly (if not tragically) relevant.”

Mad artist and writer David DeGrand elaborated on Twitter that the magazine “isn’t shutting down but is only

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