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(Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)   Mad Magazine celebrates its 60th year of publication, 20th year of irrelevancy since Bill Gaines died and DC Comics took over   ( post-gazette.com) divider line
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2012-11-04 12:11:36 PM  
2 votes:
43 Man Squamish. That is all.
2012-11-04 06:43:17 PM  
1 vote:

Cerebral Knievel: Groo the wanderer

I still like Groo. Sergio Aragonés was always my favorite MAD cartoonist(followed closely by Dave Berg).

Cerebral Knievel: Bloom county

That comic perfectly captured the '80s. I don't think anything else came close. Right now, GoComics is rerunning Bloom County starting with the stuff from 1982.
2012-11-04 01:12:58 PM  
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2012-11-04 01:07:19 PM  
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2012-11-04 01:05:13 PM  
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Dear Jerk: Mad, National Lampoon and SNL died the same kind of comedy death. Key people left. But Lorne Michaels came back. BZZZZZZZZT! IT's Alive!

Mad may have been okay, but DC integrated the magazine into their corporate structure after Gaines's death and killed the spark that made Mad what it was.

Another major problem was DC's refusal to establish an internet presence for Mad, which made them pretty much irrelevant, and allowed Cracked to come back and do what Mad should have been doing first and better.
2012-11-04 11:24:25 AM  
1 vote:
Mad magazine back in the day was something else. It's musings had a profound impact to this very day on the way I view and respond to the planet I live on. The usual gang of idiots were anything but usual and were definitely not idiots. Happy 60th what's left of a once great and proud institution.

Betep: I still use "Don Martin sound effects" a lot.

/Oot greet

It really *was* onomatopoetry of the highest order.

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2012-11-04 10:32:13 AM  
1 vote:
MAD was a godsend when I was a kid. Yes I'm old.
2012-11-04 10:24:56 AM  
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I still use "Don Martin sound effects" a lot.

/Oot greet
2012-11-04 10:15:16 AM  
1 vote:
Mad ceased to be Mad when Don Martin walked out.
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