This week, it was announced that the seminal humor publication Mad Magazine will no longer be focusing on pushing out new issues, content, etc. later this year. There will be issues that feature old pieces (spanning over 3 scores of years) released by DC that aim for that nostalgia dollar, but you can see this as the final cap on an era of humor.
One has to wonder what lies ahead with the sort of comedic sensibilities that made Mad Magazine into a household name. Indie zines and indie comics have popped up here and there, but the Onion is effectively all digital now. Will there be anything like Mad Magazine again?
Our guess is probably not, which is probably why they’ll be doing best of collections of Mad Magazine in the years to come.