Publisher: DC Entertainment
Formats: Monthly Magazine
The magazine often features parodies of American culture. It is a magazine of social commentary and typically is critical but balanced – criticizing everyone equally.
Mad magazine is credited with filling a void in political satire in the 50’s to 70’s when magazines were the widely dispersed media form. The rise in cable TV and internet have diminished its influence, but its impact can still be seen from references to Mad on The Simpsons. Its crudeness may appeal to boys.
Mad magazine is an American humor magazine founded in 1952. It initially launched as a comic book and has had significant impact from its satirical humor and has become a cultural icon.
Magazine of satirical humor
This Month in Mad Magazine
Reading Level/Interest Age
Interest Level: 14 and up