MAD Magazine Shifts From Monthly To Quarterly Schedule

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It’s a less Mad world. Starting with issue No. 500, to be published in April, the monthly satirical magazine will become a quarterly, though it will expand to 56 pages from 48. The changes were announced by DC Comics, the Warner Brothers Entertainment unit that publishes Mad. As befits the magazine’s what-me-worry? attitude, Mad’s editor, John Ficarra, said: “The feedback we’ve gotten from readers is that only every third issue of Mad is funny. So we decided to just publish those.” The fate of Mad Kids and Mad Classics is less kind. The final issues of those publications will be Feb. 17 and March 17, respectively.

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The venerable humor magazine today announced that starting with issue #500 in April, it will move to a quarterly publication schedule from its current monthly. The magazine’s version for younger readers, MAD Kids will cease publication with the issue on sale February 17th, while the final issue of MAD Classics will go on sale March 17th. Both of the spinoff magazines launched in 2005. Circulation numbers for the magazines were not readily available.

The cover price of the quarterly issues will be $5.99. Issue #501 will go on sale in August, with #502 in November. Issues of the magazine will now be 56 pages, expanding from 48.

“Remember, MAD started out as eight times a year, before going to 12 and now four.” said Ficarra, “Just as Nostradamus had predicted.
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