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Old Feb 3rd, 2009, 06:25 PM       
I used to LOVE Mad and Cracked when I was a kid, but somewhere in the late 90s Mad really started to suck (and I never liked the TV show), but Cracked stayed pretty good for awhile longer.

Still, it's sad what's happening to these magazines, both (Mad especially)being American institutions. I guess humor websites (like this one) are their successors, and Cracked evolved nicely with it's site.

But, the heart of those magazines were always parody comics of popular movies and shows, rather than the sarcastic article based humor of these sites. Maybe Mad should return to it's roots as a pure comic book, sold to comic stores. They won't make the kind of money they made in their heyday as a magazine, but they'll at least survive, and there would be a place for satirical comics.
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