Superman and the Miserable, Horrible, No Fun, Really Bad Day

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s the WORST DAY EVER! It’s the 100% UNauthorized children’s book parody as only Mad Magazine can do it in SUPERMAN AND THE TERRIBLE, HORRIBLE, NO GOOD, VERY BAD DAY!

It’s a day so terrible that only The Man of Steel could possibly hope to survive it! On this miserable, terrible, no fun, very bad day, Superman will face rampaging super villains, angry editors, boring chores, a cranky Justice League,  and, worst of all, bad pizza. Superman’s home planet, Krypton,  exploded–so he’s no stranger to bad days–but even so, this is one for the record books!

In this all-new story from The Usual Gang of Idiots at MAD Magazine and the same crew that brought you GOODNIGHT BATCAVE, the best-selling children’s book ALEXANDER AND THE TERRIBLE, HORRIBLE, NO GOOD, VERY BAD DAY is parodied with the heroes and villains from the world of DC Comics’ Superman!



This is perfect for kids, fans of Superman and those who grew up with the original Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day.

Dave Croatto did a wonderful job adapting the story for Superman and the other Superheroes hanging out in the Hall of Justice not to mention Jimmy, Lois and Perry. With the popularity of Flash and Batman thanks to the movies and TV Show I thought it was cute the way Croatto played off that in the story since they’ve gotten more love from fans and press time than Superman’s character lately. I too think anchovies don’t belong on pizza lol!

As great as this story is, what cements it as a MUST have are the illustrations which do a wonderful job of bringing it to life. It’s not just what you see right away in the foreground but if you allow yourself the time to really examine the details in the background as well it ups the wow factor at how much was included.

Between the story and the illustrations you’ll find something to laugh about on every page to make this a quick favorite.

Since the Justice League movie comes out a month after the publication of this book I see some great marketing tie-ins and giveaways in the future….

Thank you to Netgalley and DC Entertainment for allowing me to review this book.

*synopsis and pic from

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