On the Eve of the Release of the Landmark 1,000th Issue of 'Action Comics,' Top Superman Artists and Writers Discuss Superman's 80-Year Legacy as Part of 'Talks at Google' Series, Now Available Online

Eighty years after ACTION COMICS #1 first introduced the world to Superman and launched the entire superhero genre, fans, booksellers and local comic shops are all preparing to celebrate tomorrow’s release of the milestone ACTION COMICS #1000 periodical and ACTION COMICS: 80 YEARS OF SUPERMAN hardcover from DC.

ACTION COMICS #1000 VARIANT COVERS BY LEGENDARY COMIC BOOK ARTISTS

Covers to Reflect Different Eras of Superman’s 80-Year History

With ACTION COMICS speeding toward its landmark 1,000th issue on Superman’s 80th anniversary (April 18), DC today revealed a series of variant covers for this must-have issue, capturing the look and feel of the Man of Steel throughout different eras of his 80-year run.

OVERSIZED 48-PAGE SUPERMAN ONE-SHOTS COMING IN MAY

ACTION COMICS SPECIAL #1 and SUPERMAN SPECIAL #1 Celebrate Three Prolific Superman Storytellers, Feature Bonus Content 

The creative talent of ACTION COMICS writer Dan Jurgens and the SUPERMAN team of Patrick Gleason and Peter J. Tomasi have brought legions of Superman fans story after story filled with action, humor, emotion and candor--traits that have continued to present Superman as an enduring symbol of hope, optimism, truth and justice. This May, the conclusions to their epic runs serve as the centerpieces of two special one-shot issues.

First Look: Booster Gold Saves Superman

With the revelation that the destructive Mister Oz was actually his father Jor-El, Superman borrowed the Flash’s cosmic treadmill to take a little trip through time. His goal? To drop by Krypton before its destruction and see whether or not Jor-El survived.

This Just Happened: The Truth About Mr. Oz is Revealed

There’s never been a family fight quite like what we’ve been seeing in “The Oz Effect,” the pivotal Superman storyline that wrapped up this week in ACTION COMICS #991. Since its start, we’ve learned that Mr. Oz is really Jor-El, Superman’s Kryptonian father, who didn’t actually die during the destruction of Krypton, but found himself sent to Earth where he witnessed some of mankind’s brutal tendencies firsthand.

DC Comics Art Academy Featuring Dan Jurgens

Welcome to the DC Comics Art Academy, a series of art tutorials recorded at Comic-Cons featuring many of the gifted and unique artists working for DC today. In today's installment, legendary writer and artist Dan Jurgens demonstrates how he draws the character he's probably most famous for—Superman. Along the way, he offers his thoughts on why the Man of Steel continues to resonate, the importance on embracing your version of the character you're drawing and how he feels about Booster Gold. (Plus, look for a cameo by John Romita, Jr!)

For more from Dan, check out his recent work in Action Comics: https://www.readdcentertainment.com/Action-Comics-2016/comics-series/71637?ref=c2VhcmNoL2luZGV4L2Rlc2t0b3Avc2xpZGVyTGlzdC90b3BSZXN1bHRzU2xpZGVy

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Preview Monday: Batman Beyond #8!

In this week’s issue of BATMAN BEYOND, the League of Assassins has launched an assault on the city, which forces Terry to act by jumping into an unproven combat suitbut Bruce warns him of it’s dangerous effects.

Terry and Curaré are ready to confront the League, but before they can, an unwelcome guest comes to visit. Will Terry be able to ward off the suit's effects and defeat the League of Assassins? Find out more in BATMAN BEYOND #8 from writer Dan Jurgens, and artist Bernard Chang, Marcelo Mailo (colors), and Dave Sharpe (letters)!

Jason's Picks: Detective Comics and Mystery Machines

We’re back with another Jason’s Picks column! Enough of you out there in comic book internet land liked my musings and choices, so Amanda Waller had to allow me to write another one!

Let me activate my brain, which has been cultivated from many episodes of hosting DC All Access, to provide you with the answers of what DC graphic novels you should pick up at your local comic book shop this month!
 

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