DC Comics Turns Superman Against the USA

As the story goes, Superman flies to Tehran, Iran to nonviolently come to the support of the Iranian dissenters facing the mad Mullahs that have been terrorizing them since 1979. When he comes back to the USA, our government is furious that Supes interfered with foreign policy. Because Superman was seen as an agent of […]

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Comic Book Review: Action Comics #900

Let’s just acknowledge the significance of the occasion. Action Comics – the book that introduced Superman and thus helped push comic books from a cheaply produced delivery system for reprint newspaper strips into something unique – has reached its 900th issue. To commemorate the occasion, DC has released the ish as a “96-page spectacular,” opening […]

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Boycott calls growing for DC Comics over new Superman issue

Calls for a Boycott of DC Comics are growing after news came out on April 27th that the newest issue of the Superman comic book will have the man of steel renounce his US citizenship. In the Action Comics series number #900, Superman rebuffs his being used as a tool of US foreign policy and […]

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Superman Renounces [SPOILER] in ‘Action Comics’ #900

After recently undertaking a journey to walk — not fly — across the United States in the “Grounded” storyline and reconnect with the country and everyday Americans, Superman appears to be taking another step that could have major implications for his national identity: in Action Comics #900… …Superman announces that he is going to give […]

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The 10 Most Memorable "Action Comics" Covers Ever

In 1938, Superman made his first appearance in the debut issue of Action Comics. Created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, the Man of Steel was originally a crusader for social justice and his main adversaries were typically corrupt landlords and politicians. Over the decades, the big blue boy scout has made the jump from […]

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Comic store owner has last laugh after 25-year success story

Brad Wilson has seen all the fads come and go. Pokémon, Yu-Gi-Oh!, Beanie Babies and pogs have each been the next big thing before fading away. But, much like Superman, Batman and Captain America, comic books have found a way to survive and keep Wilson in business through it all. Wilson remembers what some people […]

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Comic Book Legends Revealed #310

Comic Book Legends Revealed #310 by Brian Cronin in Comic Book Legends Revealed 79 Comments Welcome to the three hundredth and tenth in a series of examinations of comic book legends and whether they are true or false. This week, we discuss how DC forced the Superman creators to make Lois Lane a “tasty dish,” […]

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9 Articles for Action Comics #900 — Part 3: Retailers in Action

For this installment of 9 Articles for Action Comics #900, I thought I would see what retailers from around the US and Canada had to say regarding the monumental milestone. See if you can spot your local comic shop below. Then leave a follow-up comment below. Name: Michael Tierney Store/Location: Collector’s Edition/N. Little Rock, AR; […]

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9 Articles for Action Comics #900 — Part 3: Retailers In Action

For this installment of 9 Articles For Action Comics #900, I thought I would see what retailers from around the US and Canada had to say, regarding the monumental milestone. See if you can spot your local comic shop below. Then leave a follow-up comment below. Name: Michael Tierney Store/Location: Collector’s Edition/N. Little Rock, AR; […]

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9 Articles for Action Comics #900 — Part 2: Why So Valuable?

Image: Action Comics #1/DC Comics is still the Holy Grail of comic collectors. In 2000, Nicholas Cage had an extremely rare copy of Action Comics #1 stolen from his extensive collection. Last week this gem turned up in a storage unit under somewhat questionable circumstances. The story was everywhere — in fact, if you do […]

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