Lois Lane Just Explained the Point of the White House Correspondents Dinner

Just days after comedian Michelle Wolf killed it at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner, she’s being followed by Superman. In an unbelievable coincidence of timing, the upcoming issue of Action Comics Special #1, out Wednesday from DC Comics, involves Clark Kent giving a speech at the dinner infamous for using comedy to mask the tense […]

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Can this Portland man save Superman?

In March 2017, DC Entertainment, the arm of Warner Bros. that controls the commercial rights to the comic-book icons Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman, among other superheroes, decided it was time to brag about its newest hire. It had earlier lured away Brian Michael Bendis from rival Marvel, snagging the writer who for nearly two […]

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Celebrating 80 Years of Superman

His broad chest is emblazoned with a big S, his huge red cape billowing in the air as he picks up a car and smashes it against a tree. The assembled bad guys are dazed, cowering in fright. As introductions go, it doesn’t get much more heroic and more famous than the first-ever sighting of […]

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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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