Although Action Comics #1 launched in May 1938, DC Comics is celebrating 80 years of the Man of Tomorrow a little early with today’s release of Action Comics #1ooo, a bumper collection of tales reminding us about why we love the last son of Krypton so much. But a future-looking tale in the issue adds a new mystery…
When you think of Superman’s costume, what do you think of first? The cape? Fair. The S-Shield? Good one. But you probably also think of red undies, proudly worn outside the blue suit instead of, well, under it. They’ve been gone for a while, and are making a triumphant return soon... but they may not be here for long.
In advance of his new turn bringing Superman into a whole new era, Brian Michael Bendis sat down at a panel at SXSW in Austin yesterday to talk about the joy and burden of Superman’s revolutionary hope.
DC Comics’ celebratory anthology for Action Comics’ 1000th issue doesn’t hit shelves until next month, but you can prepare yourself right now with one of the stories from the issue. And by prepare, I actually mean get punched right in the gut with some emotions.
A long-thought-lost Superman story, likely written by co-creator Jerry Siegel, is set to be published by DC Comics in celebration of its landmark Action Comics #1000. And this particular story has a very interesting past.
Earlier this year, DC’s Rebirth initiative kicked off with a ton of mysteries, but one of the biggest ones that’s remained unanswered so far has been just who the hell Mr. Oz is, the cryptic, cosmic figure watching Superman from the shadows who has an intimate knowledge of the last son of Krypton. Today, we finally…
The ongoing saga of post-Rebirth Superman culminated this week in the final part of “Superman Reborn” in the pages of Action Comics. It didn’t just forever solve the tale of two Clark Kents though—it had some extremely big ramifications for the whole of the DC Universe.
What is considered to be the most valuable comic book of all time is finally being immortalized in Lego. For reference, the most recent mint copy of Action Comics #1 featuring Joe Shuster’s Superman art on the cover sold on eBay for $3.2 million. But this 145-piece Lego set? It will only cost you $40.
Factory Entertainment calls its line of spring-enhanced collectibles Motion Statues, but that's really just a fancy way to avoid calling them Bobbleheads and dodge a potential lawsuit. It's the same general idea, except that instead of a giant oversized head bouncing around, we have Superman lifting a car in a scene…
Action Comics #1 holds an almost mythical status in Comic history, the début of Superman and the birth of the Superhero comic as we know it. It's been available to read online before, but never in a quality quite like this - not surprising, as this is the most valuable, pristine version of it ever sold.
Originally published in June 1938, Action Comics #1 is the premier issue of the Action Comics series, and, most notably, the issue in which Superman makes his first appearance. Now, the finest known copy of "the Holy Grail of Comics" is up for auction on eBay – and the top bid is already close to $2-million.
The young Superman of Action Comics is almost done with Grant Morrison, but Grant Morrison's not quite done with him. In our exclusive preview of Action Comics #17 due out out Wednesday) — the second-to-last of Morrison's run, Morrison puts Supers through two very bad days, one in his past, and the other... uh... in…
In 2000, Nicolas Cage's copy of Action Comics No. 1, featuring the first appearance of Superman, was stolen, not to reappear until 2011. Now a comedic heist movie based on the theft is in the works, but it sounds like Cage won't be playing himself.
We've already crowned Animal Man as the best thing to come out of the DC relaunch, but what about the other twelve titles from last week?
What's in comic stores this Wednesday? Grant Morrison's "Bruce Springsteen Superman," the return of scifi man of mystery Casanova Quinn, and Animal Man crying tears of hemoglobin. Gross!
This was a year of hard lessons. Movie attendance and ticket sales fell. Television shows struggled and died. Book publishers faced an electronic future. And through it all, some great works of the imagination thrived. What did 2010 teach us?
We recently chatted with Doctor Who scribe and DC Comics writer Paul Cornell about his plans for Lex Luthor, London's premiere crimefighting force Knight and Squire, and what it's like to work with Neil Gaiman.
An American family recently used a copy of Action Comics 1 they found in their basement to save their home from foreclosure. In honor of this tale (and DC's 75th anniversary), here are 75 absolutely priceless Action Comics covers.