After more than six decades the satire MAD magazine will vanish from newsstands. It is halting publication of new content and the last issue to be released will be in August.
However, the special collections and end-of-year special books will still be published.
Founded in 1952 as a comic book, the MAD magazine emerged as one of the most popular satirical publications over the years. Its magazine format was started in 1955.
Former Mad Editor Allie Goertz tweeted lately, “MAD is an institution with such a rich history… It informed just about every comedian and writer I (and probably you) look up to.”
Goertz stepped down last month and said there will be no more new content after No. 10 issue.
MAD’s first guest editor Yankovic expressed sorrow for the update over social platform.
The singer-songwriter was the magazine’s first guest editor in 2015.
He said, “I am profoundly sad to hear that after 67 years, MAD Magazine is ceasing publication… I can’t begin to describe the impact it had on me as a young kid – it’s pretty much the reason I turned out weird. Goodbye to one of the all-time greatest American institutions #ThankisMAD.”
MAD is owned by Warner Bros. It is part of the DC Comics group.
Warner Bros is currently owned by AT&T’s WarnerMedia, which is CNN’s parent company.