Mad #318 (Nick Meglin and John Ficarra) - Dead Superman Issue - April 1993

Superman was killed by Doomsday in 1992 or so readers were led to believe for a while.  Frank Jacobs wrote a respectful ode ("Superman R.I.P.") to the fallen hero and Angleo Torres added the retro-drawings for the article.  Superman was born in 1938 in Action Comics #1 drawn by Joe Schuster (1914-1992) and written by Jerry Siegel (1914-1996).  The early Superman was strong and a good jumper.  However, with the help of DC Comics, he learned to fly, became invulnerable, and developed super-senses including x-ray vision.  His only weaknesses were kryptonite (rocks from a distant, exploded planet) and magic (as I remember).  Somehow this Doomsday guy made Superman bleed and sent him into a stasis from which he finally recovered in his Fortress of Solitude.  It seems that the Jacobs/Torres tribute was premature since the star of at least 2,000 comic books returned to employ more writers and artists in comics where he continues to thrive to this day. [JAM 4/2/2012]

Bart Simpson has a bandage on his hair in "Home A-Groan 2."

Kid 'N' Foul Play - Home A-Groan 2: Loot in New York
Tales From the Duck Side - The Whimsical Warpath Wingding; The Conniving Carnival Caper; The Acrobatic Apeman's Acclimation
Opposites Attacked - "Cops 'N' Robbers" Type Games Played by Today's Modern Kids
Bang the Conundrum Slowly - The Mad Treasury of Truly Unexplained Phenomena
Joke And Dagger - Spy vs. Spy
Dome Improvement - Mad "Snowglobes" Shaken From Today's Headlines
Frank on a Roll - Superman R.I.P.
Alien Notion - If Extraterrestrials Came to Earth Today
Zinging Them Into the Fold - Magazine Origami We'd Like to See
Berg's-Eye View - The Lighter Side
Rookie Monsters - Forgettable Firsts
Toasted Bialik - Blah-Sum
Serge-In General - A Mad Look at Autographs
Clan-Digging - The National Pick-Your-Own Relatives Clearing House Catalogue
American Sex-Press - The One Fantasy So Outrageous, Madonna Dared Not Put It in Her Book

Fold-In - Joe Camel