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:

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.

 

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?

COLLECTED EDITIONS Group Solicits

AQUAMAN VOL. 2: THE OTHERS HC

Written by GEOFF JOHNS

Art and cover by IVAN REIS and JOE PRADO

On sale MAY 15 • 160 pg, FC, $22.99 US

• Aquaman joins up with his old teammates, The Others, to learn who destroyed Atlantis! But as they seek the truth, Black Manta is stalking them all—and Mera learns some dark truths about Aquaman! Don’t miss this second AQUAMAN hardcover!

• Collects AQUAMAN #7-13.

 

BATMAN, INCORPORATED VOL. 1: DEMON STAR HC

Written by GRANT MORRISON

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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