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.