MAD Celebrates Alfred E. Neuman’s Birthday with DC Comics Variant Covers

For some, April 1st means a day of practical jokes and pranks.

But here at the DC Entertainment offices, this date signifies the birthday of beloved MAD icon Alfred E. Neuman. This year, Alfred turns 12 (again!), and what better way to celebrate than by giving him a shot at being a superhero?

Throughout the course of the month, various DC Comics titles will have MAD themed variant covers, injecting the magazine’s unique blend of humor and satire into The New 52. Below, take a look at where you can check out all of these covers:

DC Entertainment Named Top Publisher by Diamond Comics Distributors

Diamond Comics Distributors announced the winners of their 2012 Diamond Gem Awards, and we are pleased to report that for the fourth year in a row, DC Entertainment has been named Diamond Gem Publisher of the Year!

Designed to recognize “quality, creativity, and overall sales impact” of the publishers and their individual products, the Gem Awards are nominated by Diamond professionals, and voted on by comic book retailers around the world.

JUSTICE LEAGUE Group Solicits

JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #4

Written by GEOFF JOHNS

Backup story written by MATT KINDT

Art and cover by DAVID FINCH

Backup story art by SCOTT CLARK

Variant cover by TYLER KIRKHAM and BATT

1:100 B&W Variant cover by DAVID FINCH

On sale MAY 8 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T

Combo pack edition: $4.99 US

This Just Happened: Calling In Reinforcements

SPOILER ALERT: If you have not read JUSTICE LEAGUE #16 yet and do not wish to know what happens, stop reading this post now (major spoiler alerts ahead!)

 

From the creative team of writer Geoff Johns and artists Ivan Reis and Joe Prado, JUSTICE LEAGUE #16 serves as the next chapter of the monumental “Throne of Atlantis” crossover event that is currently spanning the pages of both JUSTICE LEAGUE and AQUAMAN.

 

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