ACTION COMICS VOL. 1 Sketchbook: Day One

This week sees the publication of ACTION COMICS VOLUME 1: SUPERMAN AND THE MEN OF STEEL. Written by the incomparable Grant Morrison (ALL-STAR SUPERMAN) and drawn by the sensational Rags Morales (IDENTITY CRISIS), this hardcover book is the premiere collection of the acclaimed series that launched with DC COMICS-THE NEW 52. This updated Superman has been re-imagined as a more vulnerable and relatable hero. Young, naïve, and with incredible powers he’s only begun to explore, Superman is waiting to be discovered by a whole new generation.        

 

ACTION COMICS #1 GOES BACK TO PRESS FOR FIFTH PRINTING

Showcasing the uncertain early days of Superman’s heroic career, ACTION COMICS #1 will be going back to press for a fifth printing. The series is written by superstar Grant Morrison and features art by critically acclaimed illustrator Rags Morales. Issue #1 introduces a younger and brasher Superman to the citizens of Metropolis – who aren’t yet sure what to make of their new Kryptonian protector. The fifth printing of ACTION COMICS #1 will be available in comic book stores on March 28, 2012.

STEEL JOINS DC COMICS-THE NEW 52

One of the most prominent and popular African-American super heroes, STEEL will be making his debut into the world of DC COMICS-THE NEW 52 on December 7.

Equal parts Superman and folk legend John Henry (to whom the name of his alter ego, John Henry Irons, is an homage), Steel will appear in ACTION COMICS #4 – written by critically acclaimed, bestselling author Grant Morrison and illustrated by Rags Morales.

THREE THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT … ACTION COMICS

Some have said that three is the magic number. If that’s the case, November should be a fascinating month. Here at THE SOURCE, we’ll spotlighting key third issues from DC COMICS-THE NEW 52 with an ongoing series of posts titled “3 Things You Didn’t Know About DC COMICS-THE NEW 52.” Expect the unexpected–in threes.

Legendary artist Andy Kubert to join DC COMICS-THE NEW 52

Fresh off of his bestselling FLASHPOINT miniseries, industry legend Andy Kubert will be joining critically acclaimed writer Grant Morrison for a special, two-issue arc of ACTION COMICS in DC COMICS-THE NEW 52. Issues #5 and #6 will guest star the Legion of Super-Heroes, while also laying groundwork for things to come much, much later in Superman’s story. And keep an eye out for Krypto!

DC Comics-The New 52 Art Tour ACTION COMICS artist Rags Morales at Fat Jack's Comicrypt

As part of the DC Comics-The New 52 Art Tour, ACTION COMICS artist Rags Morales and inker Rick Bryant head to Fat Jack's Comicrypt tomorrow in Philadelphia. This event will feature process pieces from ACTION COMICS #1, WONDER WOMAN #1 and SWAMP THING #1 and they will be signing copies of ACTION COMICS #1 and #2. If you’re in the area, be sure to stop by to meet them!

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