Superman has a really bad day in children's book parody

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Mar 10, 2017

Turns out it ain't easy being Superman.

Mad Magazine is prepping a new children's book parody titled Superman and the Miserable, Rotten, No Fun, Really Bad Day. If that formula sounds familiar, the project is obviously inspired by the 1972 bestseller Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Really Bad Day. Right?

But when you're Superman, things can go really bad. Like, he doesn’t get to ride in Wonder Woman's sweet invisible jet — just because he has the dumb ol' ability to fly. And, oops, even Superman accidentally puts his clothes on inside-out from time to time. We've all been there, bro.

The book is the follow-up to the similar kiddish parody book Goodnight Batcave and both were certainly born out of the fact that Time Warner owns both Mad and DC Comics. If you're a fan of Mad's madcap humor (no pun intended), seeing Superman struggle with the silly mundanity of super-life could make for a fun little distraction.

Superman and the Miserable, Rotten, No Fun, Really Bad Day goes on sale on Oct. 17. Check out the cover via Mashable below.