By Chuck Woodbury
I am sad. Mad Magazine is shutting down after 67 years. I grew up reading Mad. My mother, sister and I would read it together, often folding up with laughter. My mother had a great sense of humor. She “got” Mad. My father didn’t. He couldn’t figure out what was so funny. Too bad for him.
And now, the end is near. The magazine will be pulled from newsstands in August, from then on only available by subscription and in comic book stores. Beginning in October, the only new content will be the cover art. The insides will be reruns.
According to CNN, the only new content from Mad after that will be its end-of-year issue. Its parent company DC Entertainment will continue to publish Mad books and other special collections.
Farewell, Alfred E. Newman. We’ve grown old together, only you never got wrinkles or gray hair!