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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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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