Mad Magazine Is Shutting Down (UPDATED)

I just heard from a friend of mine who is in a Facebook group with a MAD writer that, after the next two issues, MAD will no longer be publishing original material.  Instead, it’ll publish reprinted material until it’s subscription responsibilities are fulfilled and then the magazine will cease publication.

Obviously, MAD isn’t the cultural force that it once was but it’s still an American institution.  In a time when even having a sense of humor can be a subversive act, MAD will be missed.

UPDATE: According to the representatives from DC, after the next two issues, MAD will cease publishing regular material and will instead by publishing reprinted material, as stated above.  However, the reprint issues will have new art commissioned for the covers and the special year-end issue will have original material.