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DC Comics Unveils April’s MAD Magazine Themed New 52 Variant Covers

Next month several DC Comics titles will get a visit from Alfred E. Neuman.

To celebrate April Fools’ Day the publisher is issuing a series of MAD magazine-themed variant covers for 21 of its titles, including Batman, Wonder Woman, Superman, Green Lantern, Justice League, The Flash and Teen Titans. This is the second year DC has honored ol’ Alfred, whose birthday happens to fall on April 1.

The full list of issues getting the wacky cover art treatment follows:

Justice League #30
Justice League of America #14
Justice League Dark #30
Nightwing #30
Aquaman #30
The Flash #30
Earth 2 #22
Wonder Woman #30
Superman/Wonder Woman #7
Action Comics #30
Superman #30
Batman/Superman #10
Batman #30
Detective Comics #30
Batman and Wonder Woman #30
Batwoman #30
Harley Quinn #5
Batgirl #30
Green Lantern #30
Green Lantern Corps #30
Teen Titans #30

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The Art of Harvey Kurtzman, Documentary About Mad Magazine’s Founding Editor

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“The Art of Harvey Kurtzman” is a short documentary about the work of the late Harvey Kurtzman, cartoonist and founding editor of MAD magazine. The documentary describes Kurtzman’s creation of MAD’s famed Alfred E. Neuman mascot, and includes an interview with longtime MAD artist Al Jaffee. The film was produced by Imperium Pictures.

Kurtzman’s work is currently the subject of a retrospective at the Society of Illustrators in New York City, through May 11, 2013.

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DC Universe Variant Covers Get MAD This April

April 1st is the birthday of Alfred E. Neuman and DC Comics is commemorating that event—not to mention the 60th Anniversary of MAD—with variant covers on key titles! The issues will be illustrated by legendary MAD artists Sergio Aragonés, Al Jaffee, Peter Kuper, Tom Richmond and more.

The following 13 titles will have MAD variant editions:

Justice League of America #3, Justice League #19, Batman #19, Green Arrow #19, Aquaman #19, The Flash #19, Wonder Woman #19, Superman #19, Supergirl #19, Detective Comics #19, Batwoman #19, Green Lantern #19 and Teen Titans #19.

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Justice League of America# 3 by Herman Mejia

MAD Batman Fold-In Cover

Batman # 19 by Al Jaffee (Fold In)

MAD Batwoman Cover

Batwoman# 19  by Rick Tulka

MAD Green Arrow Cover

Green Arrow # 19 by by John Caldwell

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Aquaman # 19 by Tom Bunk

MAD Superman Snappy Answers Cover

Superman # 19 by Al Jaffee

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Green Lantern # 19 by Mark Fredrickson

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Wonder Woman # 19 by Peter Kuper

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Supergirl #19 by Richard Williams

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Teen Titans #19 by Ward Sutton

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Detective Comics # 19 by Tom Richmond

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The Flash # 19 by Sam Viviano

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Justice League # 19 by Sergio Aragones

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