The August issue will be the last one to be published. After that, it will be available via comic book stores and subscriptions.
Most of our parents, and their parents, and some of us grew up reading the MAD Magazine. Unfortunately, the magazine is putting a stop to new content and it is vanishing from the stands completely, reports CNN. After the August issue, the magazine will no longer be found on the stands and that is said to be the last one, according to a person that is familiar with the issue. After that, issues will be available only via comic book stores and subscriptions, the source added. But all hope's not lost, yet. The source also added that issues after No. 10 of its current volume will reprint earlier material with new covers.
This was my first Mad Magazine. I did not even speak English but the cover got to me and I had to have it. I started learning English just to understand what was inside. pic.twitter.com/N5t8bkRI5R— Miguel (@GunFreeZone) July 4, 2019
Needless to say, the magazine will continue to publish its end-of-year special, books, and special collections. Initially, Mad Magazine was a comic book founded in 1952. It was only in 1955 that it was switched to a magazine format. Former Mad Editor Allie Goertz, who resigned last month, bemoaned that there will no longer be new content after issue No. 10. While there will be no new material after issue #10, @MADmagazine is not gone. 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, tweeted Goertz.
Their MADness will be definitely missed pic.twitter.com/tAU2Jl8FtI— Leonardo Marques (@leo_marques_96) July 4, 2019
Working at MAD was a childhood dream come true. MAD is an institution with such a rich history. It informed just about every comedian and writer I (and probably you) look up to. I worked with ICONS. Sergio Aragonés visits were common. Al Jaffee still does the fold-in! "Weird Al" Yankovic, who became Mad's first guest editor in 2015, also expressed sorrow on social media. I am profoundly sad to hear that after 67 years, MAD Magazine is ceasing publication. I can’t begin to describe the impact it had on me as a young kid – it’s pretty much the reason I turned out weird. Goodbye to one of the all-time greatest American institutions. #ThanksMAD, Tweeted Yankovic.
I am profoundly sad to hear that after 67 years, MAD Magazine is ceasing publication. I can’t begin to describe the impact it had on me as a young kid – it’s pretty much the reason I turned out weird. Goodbye to one of the all-time greatest American institutions. #ThanksMAD pic.twitter.com/01Ya4htdSR— Al Yankovic (@alyankovic) July 4, 2019
Several fans of the magazine were sad to hear the news. One user wrote: I last read Mad many, many years ago but this still puts a lump in my throat. Mad magazine is one of the reasons that so many Americans know how to be funny and witty in print. They taught us how to blog and Twitter and rant. 100% America! Another added: Humor is no longer appreciated in our country. Hate is what is in the forefront. Sad.
A devastated fan added: I am a Cracked magazine person by default. (my parents thought Mad was a satanic thing). I did manage to purchase and save a few copies of Mad. My all time favorite is this one. R.I.P. Spock and Mad. A fourth added: Incredibly Tragic!! Sorry to all the MAD fans out there, but if you need something to fill the fan club sized hole in your heart, try following Bepi$ Esports!! We're the best of the best, so clicking that follow button will be the best decision of your entire life!!! MAD, you will be missed!