Action Comics 1000 and Action Comics 80 Years of Superman The Deluxe Edition Review-
Action Comics 1000 Synopsis:
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 From today's explosive action to a previously unpublished tale illustrated by the legendary Curt Swan to the Man of Tomorrow's future-this very special, oversized issue presents the best of the best in Superman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! FEATURING ALL-NEW ART AND STORIES BY: • BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS • JOHN CASSADAY • OLIVIER COIPEL • PAUL DINI • JOSE LUIS GARCIA-LOPEZ • PATRICK GLEASON • BUTCH GUICE • GEOFF JOHNS • DAN JURGENS • TOM KING • JIM LEE • CLAY MANN • BRAD MELTZER • JERRY ORDWAY • TIM SALE • LOUISE SIMONSON • SCOTT SNYDER • CURT SWAN • PETER J. TOMASI • MARV WOLFMAN ...AND MORE! DECADES-SPANNING OPEN-TO-ORDER VARIANT COVERS BY: • STEVE RUDE (1930s) • MICHAEL CHO (1940s) • DAVE GIBBONS (1950s) • MICHAEL ALLRED (1960s) • JIM STERANKO (1970s) • JOSHUA MIDDLETON (1980s) • DAN JURGENS (1990s) • LEE BERMEJO (2000s) ...PLUS A BLANK VARIANT COVER!
Action Comics 80 Years Of Superman Deluxe Edition Synopsis :
This year marks the 80th anniversary of Superman's debut in ACTION COMICS #1 -- and DC is celebrating this date with the publication of the new hardcover ACTION COMICS: 80 YEARS OF SUPERMAN! It's an extraordinary party as we revisit stories from across the decades, featuring key character debuts, essays and more in a collection curated by Paul Levitz! (( Please note, this hardcover DOES NOT contain ACTION COMICS #1000!))
Highlights of this collection include:
-A new cover by legendary artist and DC Publisher Jim Lee
-A never-before-published twelve-page Golden Age Superman story believed to have been written by Jerry Siegel with art by the Joe Shuster Studio
-Text pieces including: an editor's note by Paul Levitz, a tribute to ACTION COMICS by Laura Siegel Larson (daughter of Superman co-creator Jerry Siegel), an introduction by Jules Feiffer, plus essays by Tom DeHaven ("It's Superman!"), David Hadju ("The Ten-Cent Plague"), Larry Tye ("Superman: The High-Flying History of America's Most EnduringHero") and Gene Luen Yang (SUPERMAN, NEW SUPER-MAN and the National Book Award finalist "American Born Chinese")!
-The new five-page story "The Game," written by Paul Levitz with art by Neal Adams
The Superman stories from this collection include:
-"The Coming of Superman," from ACTION COMICS #1, written by Jerry Siegel with art by Joe Shuster
-"Revolution in San Monte," from from ACTION COMICS #2, written by Jerry Siegel with art by Joe Shuster
-"The Terrible Toyman!" from ACTION COMICS #64, written by Don Cameron with art by Ed Dobrotka and George Roussos, featuring the debut of Toyman
-"The Super-Key to Fort Superman," from ACTION COMICS #241, written by Jerry Coleman with art by Wayne Boring and Stan Kaye, featuring the first appearance of the Fortress of Solitude
-"The Super-Duel in Space," from ACTION COMICS #242, written by Otto Binder with art by Al Plastino, featuring the debut of Brainiac
-"The Supergirl from Krypton!" from ACTION COMICS #252, written by Otto Binder with art by Al Plastino, featuring the debut of Supergirl
-"The World's Greatest Heroine!" from ACTION COMICS #262, written by Jerry Siegel with art by Jim Mooney
-"The Superman Super-Spectacular!" from ACTION COMICS #309, written by Edmond Hamilton with art by Curt Swan and George Klein, featuring an appearance by President John F. Kennedy
-"Superman Takes a Wife," from ACTION COMICS #484, written by Cary Bates with art by Curt Swan and Joe Giella
-"If Superman Didn't Exist..." from ACTION COMICS #554, written by Marv Wolfman with art by Gil Kane
-"Squatter," from ACTION COMICS #584, written by John Byrne with art by Byrne and Dick Giordano
-"Ma Kent's Photo Album," from ACTION COMICS #655, written by Roger Stern with art by Kerry Gammill and Dennis Janke
-"Secrets in the Night," from ACTION COMICS #662, written by Roger Stern with art by Bob McLeod
-"A Hero's Journey," from ACTION COMICS #800, written by Joe Kelly with art by Pasqual Ferry, Duncan Rouleau, Lee Bermejo and others
-"The Boy Who Stole Superman's Cape," from ACTION COMICS #0, written by Grant Morrison with art by Ben Oliver
Other key ACTION COMICS stories in this title include:
-"The Mystery of the Freight Train Robberies," from ACTION COMICS #1,written by Fred Guardineer with art by Guardineer, featuring the debut of Zatara
-"The Origin of the Vigilante," from ACTION COMICS #42, written by Mort Weisinger with art by Mort Meskin, featuring the debut of the Vigilante
-"The Assassin-Express Contract!" from ACTION COMICS #419, written by Len Wein with art by Carmine Infantino and Dick Giordano, featuring the debut of the Human Target!
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