After nearly seventy insane years, satiric Mad Magazine will cease publishing new material after August of this summer.
Issues of reprints will contain new cover art, and Mad may survive in some form.
I can’t say that I’ve paid much attention to it in decades, but I speak for many here when I say it played a huge part in my childhood.
But magazines have become difficult to maintain– and real life has grown nearly impossible to satirize!
UPDATE: Tom Richmond chronicles the fall of the House of Mad here.
Ditto for my childhood. There was something magical about just chilling in my bedroom and flipping through a new (or old) copy of the magazine. Sorry to see it go, but the times, they are a-changing.
By becoming a website, Cracked has outlasted Mad.
It really is. Though Cracked isn’t what it used to be, either. They gutted the staff last year and it’s all freelancers now.