Al Feldstein, longtime editor of Mad magazine, dies

Marcy Oster

(JTA) — Al Feldstein, the popular longtime editor of Mad magazine, has died.

Feldstein died Tuesday at his home in Montana at the age of 88.

Feldstein became editor of Mad in 1956 and remained at its helm until his retirement in 1984.

Feldstein began working as a comic book writer and artist at EC comics in 1948 and soon became EC’s editor, though his artwork continued to grace the covers of the comics. He introduced several new titles, mostly horror, including ”Weird Science,” “Weird Fantasy,” and “Tales from the Crypt.”

Following his retirement, Feldstein began painting again, focusing mostly on nature.

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