'MAD Magazine' to Effectively Shut Down After 67 Years

'MAD Magazine' to Effectively Shut Down After 67 Years
MAD Magazine — the satirical publication that has inspired bratty 13-year-olds (and adults with the maturity level of bratty 13-year-olds) for 67 years — is set to cease publishing new material this summer.

While MAD and its parent company DC Entertainment have not officially commented, the news was shared by numerous editors and contributors to the magazine, and confirmed via sources by The Hollywood Reporter.

After its August issue (which will be listed as issue No. 9 as per the recent rebrand of the magazine), MAD will reportedly stop printing new material and instead repackage content from its archives to fulfill subscription commitments.

MAD was founded in 1952 by Harvey Kurtzman. For its first 23 issues, the magazine was released in comic book form. It switched to the magazine format in 1955 to avoid the moral iron fist of the Comics Code Authority. The magazine's publisher William Gaines was a revered figure who set the tone of the magazine for 40 years, until his death in 1992.

A number of notable figures, including "Weird Al" Yankovic, have shared their own thoughts about the end of MAD. Read some of their tweets below.