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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 suit—but 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)!
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!