Mad Magazine, as you now know it, will soon cease to exist - the end of Mad Magazine
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If all they are going to do from here forward is reprints with new covers I don't see them staying around on the Direct Market very long.

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1 hour ago, comicparadox said:

First subscription I ever ordered. Gaines-published, no ads, the usual gang of talented artists and writers. In that form, it hasn’t really existed for years, but I somehow assumed it’d always be around. MAD probably shaped my world view, warped as it is. 

Definitely did mine, that and Cracked!

I'm surprised it lasted this long. Confounded Internet!

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Sad to know that the MAD magazine will end with no more new stories or the SPY vs SPY gags. I was surprised that it had lasted that long. I used to read them in the 1970s, had good laughs then. So, I was fine with it ending away since I have read a lot then. :sorry:

 

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12 minutes ago, Fan Boy said:

Sad to know that the MAD magazine will end with no more new stories or the SPY vs SPY gags. I was surprised that it had lasted that long. I used to read them in the 1970s, had good laughs then. So, I was fine with it ending away since I have read a lot then. :sorry:

 

sniff sniff. ah the memories sniff sniff

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I have not read Mad magazine in 40 years, Ahh, the memories.

 

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12 minutes ago, marvelmaniac said:

I have not read Mad magazine in 40 years, Ahh, the memories.

 

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That should read:     "WHAAAAAT????  ME WORRY!!!!!!"

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It was near death a couple times before.  After five decades without advertisements, the magazine had to begin to accept them to keep afloat.  And the publication schedule slowed for a time to a quarterly basis.

Having subscribed to the mag as a 13 year old right through high school graduation, it's sad to see the demise of the great American humor magazine.  But it's been in the works for a long time now.

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😔

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Say it ain’t so Joe, say it’s a joke or “fake news”. An American institution has ended...

MAD has been a monthly part of my life since I was 8 years old. My grandpa bought me issue #72 and I was hooked for life. It was what got me into this whole collecting mess. Once I got #72, I had to have them all.

There was just something so different about it right from the start. That stupid Alfred E Neuman staring at me on the newstand every month just compelled me to pull out that quarter. 

It took me a while but I managed to track down them all even those weird comic book ones without Alfred. Over the years I continued eventually subscribing. 

It has been going down for years but I have hung in because it meant so much to me.

A couple of months ago, I ran into a few MAD fans at the LA paperback show. Boardie Hap Hazzard, noted MAD historian Grant Geissman and good friend John Goghlin. We were joined by Sergio Argonnes. Sergio informed us that Bill Morrison and many staff members were let go. He said he was told nothing when he asked who he should send his work to. We pretty much all knew what was coming. 

Sad day indeed. MAD, like the Beatles were such an important part of my childhood, my generation and my entire life. I will miss the “usual gang of I-d-i-o-t-s” in my mailbox every month...

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I stopped reading Mad in early 1980's and didn't know it lasted until today!

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A major blow to me personally...of course its not what it used to be...but it had a great run and effect on my childhood, especially that issue with painting the road....however it appears that paper or physical with your hands types of magazines are fading away..slowly. I have the seen the new issues, not bought them..just did not seem to have the great writing or style of the 50'-70's issues, Ganies was great but also his supporting cast of Al Feld, WW, Mingo, etc...real talent. This could be a major blow to future collectors of Mad in that no NEW persons will be wanting to get back issues. Might be a good time to sell your duplicates asap.

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They haven’t been sellable for a while... 

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I still buy them when I see them to keep in my work bag. I have an issue with me right now 

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The last original issue #10 might be a collectors item way down the road since it will be limited distribution to comic shops only...and last original issue. Does anybody have with this #10 issue the final number of issues of Mad including specials every published?

Edited by Mmehdy

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