Mad Magazine

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Mad (stylized as MAD) was an American humor magazine founded in 1952 by editor Harvey Kurtzman and publisher William Gaines, launched as a comic book before it became a magazine. It was widely imitated and influential, affecting satirical media, as well as the cultural landscape of the 20th century. Mad published 550 regular issues, as well as hundreds of reprint "Specials", original-material paperbacks, reprint compilation books and other print projects. Mad's mascot, Alfred E. Neuman, is typically the focal point of the magazine's cover, with his face often replacing that of a celebrity or character who is lampooned within the issue. On July 3, 2019, it was widely reported that Mad would no longer be sold on newsstands by the end of the year; additionally, outside of end-of-year review issues, publication of future issues will no longer feature new content, with the magazine instead relying on reprinting classic content from its nearly 67-year history. (Wikipedia)

  • In the film Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, actor Rick Dalton and his Western TV show Bounty Law are spoofed in the magazine.
  • The magazine announced that a specially made issue for the release of the film will also be the last issue ("Mad Magazine (October, 2019) Special Tarantino Time Warp Issue This is the last original issue ever of Mad Magazine ever."), it's also used as a promotional merchandise for the movie by Sony Pictures.
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