Superman Is a Literary ‘Fanfare for the Common Man’

A Superman figure used a prop on the Seinfeld television show on display in Manhattan in 2015. (Mike Segars/Reuters) Eighty years ago, Action Comics was released, introducing the empowered everyman to the world. Superman is the most American of heroes. Sent from a faraway land facing destruction, he lands on Earth, where he develops spectacular […]

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‘Action Comics’ #1000 pays tribute to 80 years of Superman

Action Comics #1,000Writers/Artists: Jim Lee, Geoff Johns, Tom King, Scott Snyder, Peter J. Tomasi, Neal Adams, Patrick Gleason, Paul Levitz, Brian Michael Bendis, Marv Wolfman, Rafael Albuquerque, etc.Publisher: DC Comics How do you celebrate the 80th birthday of arguably the most famous and greatest superhero of all time? With a 93-page extravaganza that not only […]

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Action Comics #1000 Honors 80 Years of Superman With Another Wrinkle in His Origin Story

Superman’s 80th birthday bash doesn’t exactly go off without a hitch.Image: Jim Lee, Scott Williams, and Alex Sinclair (DC Comics) 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 […]

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Action Comics #1000 is a powerful tribute to Superman’s enduring …

Action Comics #1 changed comic books forever when it debuted 80 years ago, introducing a new character whose wild popularity created the genre that became synonymous with the medium. Superheroes have since jumped off the page and become bonafide pop culture juggernauts, and Superman laid the groundwork, starting with comics before moving into highly successful […]

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‘Action Comics’ #1000 Pays Tribute To 80 Years Of Superman …

Action Comics #1,000Writers/Artists: Jim Lee, Geoff Johns, Tom King, Scott Snyder, Peter J. Tomasi, Neal Adams, Patrick Gleason, Paul Levitz, Brian Michael Bendis, Marv Wolfman, Rafael Albuquerque, etc.Publisher: DC Comics How do you celebrate the 80th birthday of arguably the most famous and greatest superhero of all time? With a 93-page extravaganza that not only […]

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Was Superman Banned From Action Comics Covers After #1? – CBR

Welcome to Comic Book Legends Revealed! This is the six hundred and seventy-fifth week where we examine comic book legends and whether they are true or false. NOTE: I noticed that the the CSBG Twitter page was nearing 10,000 followers. If we hit 10,050 followers on the the CSBG Twitter page then I’ll do a […]

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Action Comics #1000 Honors Superman’s Film & Animation History

WARNING: This article contains major spoilers for Action Comics #1000, which is available now. DC’s celebration of Superman’s 80th birthday has mostly concentrated on his comic book history, and rightly so; after all, 1,000 issues of a single series is a huge accomplishment for any superhero. However, it would be a mistake to forget the […]

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Superman fans snatch up Action Comics #1000

The events for the week-long celebration in Canton have not yet been announced. However, officials expect it will be the biggest gathering in the history of football. From: http://www.wtol.com/story/38007739/superman-fans-snatch-up-action-comics-1000

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The Story That Made Me Realize How Lonely Superman Must Be

Superman relives his exit from Krypton.Image: Curt Swan, Frank Chiaramonte, Gaspar Saladino and Adrienne Roy (DC Comics) When I was a kid, it seemed impossible that Superman might have any problems. Sure, he had adventures that threw setbacks in his path but he always overcame those. It wasn’t until I read Action Comics #500 that […]

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Action Comics #1000 Honors 80 Years of Superman With Another …

Superman’s 80th birthday bash doesn’t exactly go off without a hitch.Image: Jim Lee, Scott Williams, and Alex Sinclair (DC Comics) 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 […]

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