'MAD' Magazine Mixes Batman and Childhood Memories With 'Goodnight Batcave' Book (Exclusive)

The November stand-alone release will demonstrate how hard it is for a caped crusader to get to bed.
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Sometimes, a Dark Knight just wants to go to bed. Unfortunately, crime doesn't rest, especially in Gotham City. Before he gets to sleep, Batman will have to deal with the Joker, Catwoman, Mr. Freeze and more villains — and that roundup is at the heart of Goodnight Batcave, a new Goodnight Moon parody from the usual gang of idiots at MAD Magazine.

Released this fall, the unauthorized parody lets Dave Croatto, editor of MAD, and illustrator Tom Richmond mashup DC Entertainment's iconic superhero property and the beloved 1947 children's book by Margaret Wise Brown to create something off-kilter, fun and … potentially even relaxing?

The new book, which will arrive in stores Nov. 2 and is priced at $14.99, isn't the first crossover between DC's superhero line and the long-lived humor magazine; in 2013 and 2014, MAD artists provided variant covers for a number of DC's superhero comic books and allowed Alfred E. Newman to team up with — and in some cases, replace — heroes such as the Flash, Green Arrow and Wonder Woman.

DC and MAD have shared a parent company since the 1960s, with MAD becoming an official DC title in the 1990s.