Mad Magazine Goes Quarterly

bookAs a kid, my favourite magazine was Mad Magazine. Alfred E. Newman didn't worry about anything, but I'll bet he's worried now.

Starting with April's issue #500, Mad Magazine is going quarterly. Editor John Ficarra said in a statement, "The feedback we’ve gotten from readers is that only every third issue of Mad is funny. So we decided to just publish those."

I used to read Mad like crazy, and I always regarded Cracked as the poor, distant cousin. Today, with this new thing called the Internet, gets all the clicks and Mad's online presence is feeble.

Dare to select the more compelling online stop:

Mad should spend their extra time on their web presence.

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Mike - Mad Mag is the king. They were to the 80s what The Simpson's were to the 90s and what The Family Guy is to this decade.

Obama will be providing humour to us all in the next decade.

January 26, 2009 @ 3:21 PM

Toronto Mike

Argie, it's no coincidence that Mad Magazine is going from monthly to quarterly as Dubya leaves office.

Dubya was so humorous... he even looked like Alfred E. Newman. The jokes have left the White House!

January 26, 2009 @ 3:27 PM


I do agree dubya looked a lot like Alfred - you've got me there.

January 26, 2009 @ 4:14 PM

James Edgar

I read mad in the 70's when I was a kid. Not a regular but there was some funny stuff. I'm surprised they aren't big on the web. It seems a natural.

January 26, 2009 @ 4:25 PM


My 10 year old daughter just bought her first Mad Magazine last week. She asked for my help folding the last page together.
/sheads tear.

January 26, 2009 @ 6:51 PM

Jason |

I swaer I saw a MAD Magazine on the stand last week and thought, 'wow, do people still buy those?'

January 26, 2009 @ 7:10 PM

Toronto Mike

Don't cry Horonymous, you can still help her fold over the last page 4 times a year...

January 26, 2009 @ 7:21 PM


My dad's old boss once gave me a suitcase full of old Mad magazines from the 70s & 80s, and they were brilliant.

January 27, 2009 @ 12:09 AM


You can't beat Spy vs Spy, Don Martin & Dave Berg. I've got books of the stuff somewhere in my basement.

January 27, 2009 @ 11:19 AM


Oh, and Sergio Aragonés! How could I forget?

January 27, 2009 @ 11:19 AM

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