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:

This Just Happened: Gone In A Flash

SPOILER ALERT: If you have not read THE FLASH #18 and do not wish to know what happens, stop reading this post now (major spoilers ahead!)

“Gorilla Warfare” is over, and Barry Allen (a.k.a. The Flash) has defeated Grodd and his overwhelming gorilla army. But will the Scarlett Speedster be able to rebuild the Gem Cities by himself? Or will he need a little extra help?

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

JUSTICE LEAGUE Group Solicits

JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #3

Written by GEOFF JOHNS

Backup story written by MATT KINDT

Art and fold-out cover by DAVID FINCH

Backup story art by SCOTT CLARK

MAD Variant cover by The Usual Gang of Idiots

1:100 B&W Variant cover by DAVID FINCH

On sale APRIL 3 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T

Combo pack edition: $4.99 US

• A new Secret Society is forming-—but which of its members has the power to attack the Justice League from within?

JUSTICE LEAGUE Group Solicits

JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #2

Written by GEOFF JOHNS

Backup story written by GEOFF JOHNS and MATT KINDT

Art and cover by DAVID FINCH

Backup story art by SCOTT CLARK

Variant cover by SCOTT CLARK

1:100 B&W Variant cover by DAVID FINCH

On sale MARCH 6 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T

Combo pack edition: $4.99 US

• The new Justice League of America team continues to form, but the question remains: What do these heroes want in return for their membership?

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