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Dan DiDio Hopes to Rebuild MAD Magazine Someday

Earlier this month, it was announced that the beloved humor magazine, MAD Magazine, would end after 67 years, with a later report clarifying that the title will instead reprint older material. But DC Comics Co-Publisher Dan DiDio has hopes to bring the iconic magazine back someday.

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Today at the DC: Meet the Publishers panel at Comic-Con International in San Diego, DiDio spoke about potentially rebuilding MAD and other retiring DC brands in the future.

"It was a tough choice for us to move it off the newsstand," DiDio said. "There'll still be new material, probably not as much. It still exists, it's still out there, hopefully, we'll be able to rebuild these great brands someday."

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Originally published by EC Comics (the company that also gave the world the original Tales from the Crypt comic book series) beginning in late 1952, MAD was eventually sold to the Kinney Parking Company (which owned Warner Bros. and DC Comics) with the rest of the company by publisher William Gaines in the early '60s. After Gaines' death in 1992, the title became part of DC when Time Warner handed it over to then-publishers Paul Levitz and Jennette Khan.

MAD Magazine #9 hits shelves on Aug. 21, while # 10, which will be the last issue to have new material, will follow on Oct. 16.

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