Celebrating ACTION COMICS #1000 & 80 Years of Superman

Celebrating ACTION COMICS #1000 & 80 Years of Superman

By DC Friday, March 16th, 2018

For 80 years, people all across the world have been thrilled by the adventures of Superman and it all started in the pages of 1938’s ACTION COMICS #1. DC is marking this amazing milestone throughout 2018 with features, events and two publications celebrating ACTION COMICS’ 1000th issue.

In 1938, two kids from Cleveland, Ohio— Joe Shuster and Jerry Siegel— created a character they thought would represent the best of humanity in a troubled time with few beacons of hope for the future. That character went on to become one of the brightest and most well-known creations in all of pop culture: Superman. And it all began in ACTION COMICS. DC is proud to celebrate the 1000th issue of this seminal title that created the entire superhero genre, bringing joy, hope and inspiration to Superman fans around the world for 80 years.


Join us for the 80th anniversary celebration of the most important comic book in American history: ACTION COMICS #1, featuring the first appearance of Superman! It’s an extraordinary party as we revisit stories from across the decades, featuring the debuts of not just the Man of Tomorrow, but also Supergirl, Brainiac, the Fortress of Solitude and more! See the work of generations of top writers and artists on the original superhero! Enjoy sparkling essays from literary wizards who have won Pulitzer Prizes and hit the bestseller lists, including Jules Feiffer, who relives his memories of when ACTION COMICS #1 first hit newsstands. Plus, a historical essay by guest editor Paul Levitz! And as a bonus, don’t miss a previously unpublished 1940s Superman tale believed to be written by Jerry Siegel with art by the Joe Shuster studio, salvaged fifty years ago and hidden away until now!



Celebrate 1000 issues of Action Comics with an all-star lineup of top talent as they pay tribute to the comic that started it all! From today’s explosive action to a previously unpublished tale illustrated by the legendary Curt Swan to the Man of Tomorrow’s future—this very special, oversized issue presents the best of the best in Superman stories!


ACTION COMICS #1000 Variant Covers By Legendary Comic Book Artists

Some of comics’ most prolific artists will be lending their considerable talents to celebrate Superman’s incredible impact on comics, literature and popular culture through these ACTION COMICS #1000 variant covers.

DC ACTION COMICS #1000 Sweepstakes

In celebration of ACTION COMICS #1000, we are giving our DC fans the chance to win an epic prize pack that includes Superman-themed action figures, statues, Injustice 2 console game, JUSTICE LEAGUE movie on Blu-ray, a copy of ACTION COMICS: 80 YEARS OF SUPERMAN: DELUXE EDITION and one copy of each ACTION COMICS #1000 variants (41 comics in total!) CLICK HERE to enter!

All About ACTION

Visit the DC vault with Benjamin LeClear for a lesson in ACTION COMICS history, get an ACTION COMICS #1000 first-look from SXSW and more!