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 Posted:   Jul 4, 2019 - 5:04 PM   
 By:   filmusicnow   (Member)

After 67 years, Mad magazine is reportedly shutting down.

 
 Posted:   Jul 4, 2019 - 8:37 PM   
 By:   Solium   (Member)

More like R.I.P the printing industry. frown

 
 Posted:   Jul 4, 2019 - 9:47 PM   
 By:   DOGBELLE   (Member)

the last of my youthful rebellion

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 4, 2019 - 10:29 PM   
 By:   Nightingale   (Member)

"What, me worry?"


My brothers and I craved this magazine as kids.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 5, 2019 - 12:23 AM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

On July 3, 2019, it was widely reported that Mad would no longer be sold on newsstands by the end of the year; additionally, outside of end-of-year review issues, future issues would no longer feature new content, with the magazine instead relying on classic content from its nearly 67-year history. However, Mad's publisher, DC Entertainment, has yet to issue an official statement.

Mad has been recycling its content for decades, beginning with the first paperback of reprinted material, The Mad Reader, issued in 1955, just three years after the magazine began publishing. Reportedly there have been more than 100 paperbacks issued.

I subscribed to Mad for a number of years in the 1960s when I was in middle and high school. I also occasionally picked up a copy of Mad's main competitor, Cracked, on the newsstand. Cracked lasted from 1958 to 2007.

 
 Posted:   Jul 5, 2019 - 11:01 AM   
 By:   'Lenny Bruce' Marshall   (Member)

Tragic.



Btw does this mean my old issues will now be worth $$$$$$!?

 
 Posted:   Jul 5, 2019 - 11:02 AM   
 By:   'Lenny Bruce' Marshall   (Member)

If you want to understand Mr.Marshall, you first must read MAD MAGAZINE"

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 5, 2019 - 4:11 PM   
 By:   Cinefanart   (Member)

Sad times from here over the pond.

 
 Posted:   Jul 6, 2019 - 6:47 PM   
 By:   DavidinBerkeley   (Member)

All that artwork (and art work for artists!).....

Middle school will not be the same without stuff like


KRAKATOA, ECCCCHH! WITH LAVA

 
 Posted:   Jul 7, 2019 - 11:58 PM   
 By:   Dana Wilcox   (Member)

There was a feature story about Mad on 60 Minutes, back in the 80s or 90s, which included an interview with Mad publisher Bill Gaines. He told a great story about how he and his team noticed that the one and only Mad subscriber in Haiti had not renewed his subscription for the following year. So the whole pack of them boarded a flight for Haiti, went to the home of the subscriber and persuaded him to renew. Can you imagine having the guys from Mad show up at your front door to find out why you hadn't renewed your subscription? They were truly funny people, and the satire in the magazine was often quite clever. As a movie buff I particularly loved their take-offs on popular movies, not to mention the terrific cartoon work, Spy vs. Spy, Fester and Carbunkle etc. etc. Don Martin was my hero! I bought every issue during my junior high (there was no such thing as a middle school in the 60s) and high school years. Adios, Alfred, and RIP Mad Magazine.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 8, 2019 - 1:21 AM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

there was no such thing as a middle school in the 60s


This. I used the term "middle school" in my post so as not to confound the millennials on the board.

 
 Posted:   Jul 8, 2019 - 2:29 AM   
 By:   Josh   (Member)

I never found it funny.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 8, 2019 - 9:54 AM   
 By:   Nightingale   (Member)

From a MAD of some years ago, but if they were still as funny as this bit is, I have missed out!

https://imgur.com/gallery/JcG3B

 
 Posted:   Jul 8, 2019 - 10:28 AM   
 By:   Solium   (Member)

I never found it funny.

I may have flipped through the pages on the newsstand a few times. Never owned a single copy.

 
 Posted:   Jul 8, 2019 - 1:20 PM   
 By:   drop_forge   (Member)

There was a feature story about Mad on 60 Minutes, back in the 80s or 90s, which included an interview with Mad publisher Bill Gaines. He told a great story about how he and his team noticed that the one and only Mad subscriber in Haiti had not renewed his subscription for the following year. So the whole pack of them boarded a flight for Haiti, went to the home of the subscriber and persuaded him to renew. Can you imagine having the guys from Mad show up at your front door to find out why you hadn't renewed your subscription? They were truly funny people, and the satire in the magazine was often quite clever. As a movie buff I particularly loved their take-offs on popular movies, not to mention the terrific cartoon work, Spy vs. Spy, Fester and Carbunkle etc. etc. Don Martin was my hero! I bought every issue during my junior high (there was no such thing as a middle school in the 60s) and high school years. Adios, Alfred, and RIP Mad Magazine.


 
 Posted:   Jul 8, 2019 - 5:07 PM   
 By:   'Lenny Bruce' Marshall   (Member)

I never found it funny.




I may have flipped through the pages on the newsstand a few times. Never owned a single copy.



You would have loved their takedown of FORCE AWAKENS.

 
 Posted:   Jul 8, 2019 - 8:20 PM   
 By:   Advise & Consent   (Member)

I never found it funny.

The last time I read an issue, it featured a Battlestar Galactica parody. I only remember Athena saying to Starbuck: "not tonight, I have a cranium megahurt". (approx)

Make of that what you will.

 
 Posted:   Jul 8, 2019 - 10:03 PM   
 By:   'Lenny Bruce' Marshall   (Member)

I think you had to grow up with it - in the 60s.

" It's a gas" is still the funniest record of all time!

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 9, 2019 - 5:33 AM   
 By:   Tall Guy   (Member)

I remember seeing one in the late 60s that had a parody of something called Star Trek, which at that point was unknown in the UK. That may be the only one I ever read.

 
 Posted:   Jul 9, 2019 - 7:01 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

I think you had to grow up with it - in the 60s.

Don't you ever tire of being wrong? MAD lost its edge after Harvey Kurtzman left it in 1956.

 
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