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Satirical MAD magazine leaving newsstands after a 67-year run.

Byline: Associated Press

SAN FRANCISCO -- MAD, the long-running satirical magazine that influenced comedians ranging from "Weird Al" Yankovic to the writers of "The Simpsons," will be leaving newsstands after its August issue. Really.

The illustrated humor magazine -- instantly recognizable by the gap-toothed smiling face of mascot Alfred E. Neuman -- will still be available in comic shops and through mail to subscribers. But after its fall issue it will just reprint previously published material.

The only new material will come in special editions at the end of the year.

DC, the division of Warner Brothers that publishes the magazine, said MAD will pull from nostalgic cartoons and parodies published over the magazine's 67-year run.

As Neuman would say, "What, me worry?" Worry not, for MAD has more than 550 issues packed full of political parodies and edgy humor to pull from.

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Publication:Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL)
Date:Jul 5, 2019
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