Dan DiDio has confirmed that MAD Magazine is making it a relaunch. The DC co-publisher announced the news on Facebook.
The new #1 issue of the irreverent humor mag will hit stands in April. Bongo Comics co-founder and Simpsons comics creator Bill Morrison assumed leadership as Executive Editor of MAD last June (see “Bill Morrison Named Executive Editor at 'Mad Magazine'”), after the decision to move MAD from New York to the DC Comics headquarters in Burbank, California.
The magazine was launched in 1952 under the purview of Harvey Kurtzman and EC Comics Publisher Bill Gaines. "The Usual Gang of Idiots" has produced nearly 550 issues, as well as tie-ins and specials, in the intervening years. MAD was published out of New York through the end of 2017.