Surging through social media is the sad and unpleasant news from the publisher of MAD Magazine that there are but two (mostly) new issues left before the magazine begins recycling previously published work.
Tweets from MAD editor Allie Goertz:
There’s been an outpour of kindness surrounding the rumor that @MADmagazine is ceasing publication, but MAD is not quite done. 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. 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.
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!
I am so proud of what the new team accomplished, am such a fan of the team before us, and am forever in awe of the original gang of idiots. I look forward to receiving vintage @MADmagazine pieces on my door step, but it’s bittersweet to say the least. Thank you to all the MAD fans, contributors, and Usual Gang of Idiots in all its forms.
Just Some of the Media Coverage:
Boing Boing: MAD Magazine Mostly Shutting Down After 67 Years
The Huffington Post: MAD Magazine Is Winding Down And Fans Are Devastated
The Hollywood Reporter: MAD Magazine To Effectively Shutter After 67 Years