It’s true. No more Mad magazine,
Publisher DC said in a statement to ABC News,
“After issue #10 this fall there will no longer be new content — except for the end-of-year specials which will always be all new. So starting with issue #11 the magazine will feature classic, best-of and nostalgic content from the last 67 years.”
The publication was founded in 1952 by editor Harvey Kurtzman and publisher William Gaines, but it was Al Feldstein, who took over for Kurtzman and led the magazine for almost 30 years, who brought the outlet to national — and international — prominence, especially in the 1970s. It peaked at 2.8 million subscribers in 1973. As of 2017, there were just 140,000 subscribers remaining.
#RIP Mad mascot, Alfred E. Neuman.
It certainly could not have influenced me more. I was obsessed with it as a kid.— Tom the Dancing Bug (@RubenBolling) July 4, 2019
If had to articulate what my original idea for Tom the Dancing Bug was, I would have said, “a Mad Magazine where I’m the whole gang of idiots.” pic.twitter.com/7eAHZX8Hrt
(via Boing Boing)