DC Comics Celebrates 'Action Comics' #1000 and 80 Years of Superman With Commemorative Book: Exclusive

Comic books were never meant to . In the early 20th century, they were disposable, the lowest of the low arts: garish lurid, printed on pulpy newsprint with smeared colors, produced by exploitative publishers read by mindless children degenerate adults. But on April 18, 1938, everything changed: Action Comics #1 hit newsstands the world was introduced to Superman. by Jerry Siegel Joe Shuster—two young guys of Cleveland—the character was so primal, so evocative, so revolutionary, he instantly connected with readers (kids adults alike), altered the fortunes of the lowly comic birthed a whole new concept: the superhero. Without Sigel Shuter’s imagination, without Superman—indeed, without Action Comics —our pop culture landscape would be unrecognizable. Fast forward 80 years, Action Comics is still making history. In a few weeks, it will hit a milestone that once seemed inconceivable: 1,000 issues. Last week, DC Comics revealed details of the comic , which will hit stores April 18. On the same day, Newsweek now exclusively announce, the publisher will release a hardcover companion book, Action Comics #1000: 80 Years of Superman . Curated by longtime DC writer editor Paul […]

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