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Old 07-04-2019, 01:14 PM   #1
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Default MAD Magazine to cease publication

https://www.bleedingcool.com/2019/07...nly-low-sales/
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Old 07-04-2019, 01:37 PM   #2
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Check out Ahoy's Snifter of Terror for a similar taste.
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Old 07-04-2019, 08:13 PM   #3
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This is giving me flashbacks to Wizard closing its doors.
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Old 07-06-2019, 03:59 PM   #4
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In its heyday, MAD was a big deal. So were National Lampoon and Playboy.
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Was anybody reading it anymore?

How were its last issues, anyway? Did it become mostly a big Trump parody thing?
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Old 07-07-2019, 01:05 AM   #6
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well would you look at that, guess people don't care for books making fun of our dear leader
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Old 07-07-2019, 02:31 PM   #7
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Rolling Stone used to be a big deal too. And Sports Illustrated.
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Old 07-07-2019, 06:47 PM   #8
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I know a couple of turds who have been told or have decided that "cool" people are supposed to bitch about Trump all day. So they go online and troll him constantly. Thy think that makes them "cool."
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I know a couple of turds who have been told or have decided that "cool" people are supposed to bitch about Trump all day. So they go online and troll him constantly. Thy think that makes them "cool."
Yeah. The "who can be the angriest" contest.
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Was anybody reading it anymore?

How were its last issues, anyway? Did it become mostly a big Trump parody thing?
https://comichron.com/titlespotlights/mad.html
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Going by those charts, sales were up from three to five years ago.
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Old 07-08-2019, 02:03 PM   #12
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Apparently the most critically acclaimed era of MAD was in the 1950s and 1960s.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mad_(magazine)
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Apparently the most critically acclaimed era of MAD was in the 1950s and 1960s.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mad_(magazine)
I remember it was pretty huge in the... early 90s. And then MAD TV came out, too.
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I used to pick it up in the 90s but not regularly.
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I always enjoyed Spy vs. Spy, but didn't really follow the magazine.

I picked up the issue when Weird Al was the guest editor, and got an issue each for my brother and father. It wasn't bad.
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I always enjoyed Spy vs. Spy, but didn't really follow the magazine. . .
Sergio Aragone' stuff (whether SvS or the marginalia art) were the best bits.
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