FILE PHOTO: Singer-songwriter Weird Al Yankovic Signs Copies of Mad Magazine's #533 at Barnes & Noble Union Square on April 20, 2015, in New York City.
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Mad magazine to end new content publication, leave newsstands

The satirical magazine many grew up with will no longer be publishing new content.

Mad magazine owner DC announced in an email Wednesday that the company will not produce new content after Issue 10. The current issue, Issue 8, went on sale on newsstands June 12, NBC News reported

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There will be one exception -- end-of-the-year special issues.

Otherwise, Issue 11 and future issues will have best-of and other art from the magazine's 67-year history, according to NBC News.

The publications will be sold at comic shops and via mail subscriptions and not sold on newsstands, ABC News reported.

DC announced recently that it will focus on brands DC Kids, DC and DC Black Label starting in January, Deadline reported.

Mad was founded in 1952 by Harvey Kurtzman and William Gaines, but it gained in popularity when Al Feldstein took over for Kurtzman as editor. In 1973, the magazine had 2.8 million subscribers but it fell to 140,000 by 2017, ABC News reported.

The news of the magazine's publication change was mourned on social media, with some stars and everyday readers remembering and thanking Mad magazine for inspiring them. 

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