Superman, created by the writer Jerry Siegel and the artist Joe Shuster, was introduced on April 18, 1938, in Action Comics No. 1. The Man of Steel struck a chord with readers and, faster than a speeding bullet, he became a multimedia sensation, with his adventures chronicled on radio, stage, film and television, and his image on a kaleidoscope of merchandise and collectibles. “If everybody doesn’t know by now who Clark Kent and who Lois Lane is, you’re not paying attention,” said Maggie Thompson, a senior editor of the Comic Buyer’s Guide, which covered the industry from 1971 to 2013. On Wednesday, Superman turns 80 years old and — great Caesar’s ghost! — DC Entertainment will publish Action Comics No. 1,000. Here are some memorable issues on his journey to that milestone. Happy Birthday, Kal-El!
- In Metropolis, Superman honors the passing of Marvel’s Stan Lee
- Metropolis’ Superman honors Marvel creator, Stan Lee
- ‘Superman’ Soars In His Best Film With 4K 40-Year Anniversary Release
- Stan Lee, dead at 95, reinvented the comic book industry
- RIP Stan Lee, the Man Who Made Comics Cool
- Buffalo Soldiers ride on through comic book artist, writer
- DC Black Label Adds ‘Watchmen’ and Other Classics to Library (Exclusive)
- DC’s Injustice tie-in comics are some of the decade’s best
- Comics Superstar Writer Grant Morrison Inks TV Deal With UCP
- Grant Morrison: Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, and the Return of …
- ‘Supergirl’: Who Is Manchester Black?
- The Comic Source Podcast Episode 579 – Superman Sunday: Action Comics #1004
- NYCC ’18: Liveblogging DC Superman 80th Celebration
- World’s Largest Emerald Found and DC Fans Think It’s Kryptonite
- The Comic Source Podcast Episode 570 – LACC Superman Panel and Action Comics #1000 Hardcover