DC Comics to Stop Producing New 'MAD Magazine' Issues After 67 Years

The satirical magazine will be leaving newstands entirely.

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Since 1952, MAD Magazine has remained America’s premiere satire publication, delivering timely gags and cartoons that inspired everyone from “Weird Al” Yankovic to The Simpsons. After a nearly seven-decade run, however, the magazine is finally set to take a bow, as DC Comics will partially pull the plug on new issues.

Later this year, the magazine will cease production on original content and instead will publish reprints from the past 550 issues, save for special editions scheduled for the end of each year. These forthcoming issues will no longer be sold through newsstands or supermarkets; the magazine will be made available as either a direct-to-consumer subscription or from comic book shops and each issue will sport new artwork. DC will continue to create MAD-related collections and books, however.

Despite protests on social media, MAD‘s August 2019 issue will be its final wholly original output.

In brighter DC news, Batman will soon receive a star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame.

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