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The original tales of the Man of Tomorrow are collected in trade paperback from the pages ACTION COMICS #1-12, SUPERMAN #1-4 and WORLD’S FAIR COMICS #1. Written by Jerry Siegel and illustrated by Joe Shuster, this title includes the first appearances of Lois Lane, Jimmy Olsen, and Superman’s alter ego Clark Kent, as well as the first use of his x-ray vision.
Presented by a team of talented writers and artists such as Jerry Siegel, Jim Mooney, Otto Binder and more is a collection of stories featuring Supergirl at her best in SUPERGIRL: THE SILVER AGE VOL. 1.For many years, Superman believed himself to be the only survivor of his planet’s destruction, until one day a spacecraft crashed on Earth with a young girl inside—a Supergirl from Krypton, possessing all the same powers as the Man of Steel. And this Maid of Might wasn’t just any Kryptonian survivor, but Superman’s cousin, Kara Zor-El. The story of one of history’s greatest female heroes begins here!Collects Supergirl’s backup stories from ACTION COMICS #252-284.
"It started out as just another Superboy story—on the face of it, perhaps a bit more innovative than most, although it was published during one of the most creative periods in DC Comics history. It wound up changing the entire comics field.The Legion of Super-Heroes was merely a clever title for a group of teenage superheroes (only three of whom were actually named) from the far future who went back in time to pay tribute to the greatest teenage superhero of them all—the Boy of Steel, Superboy. But the interest from comics fans was so great, the super-team was brought back time and time again, in the majority of Superman Family titles. Eventually, demand grew so strong that the Legion of Super-Heroes was awarded its own continuing series.Legion of Super-Heroes: The Silver Age Vol. 1 collects stories from Adventure Comics #247, #267, #282, #290, #293, #300-310, ACTION COMICS #267, #276, #287, #289, Superboy #86, #89, #98 and Superman #147.
For seventy-five years, Lois Lane has been one of the most iconic characters in comics. In celebration of her contributions to the DC Universe and life as a pop culture icon, DC Comics is proud to present this new hardcover anthology collecting some of Lois Lane's greatest stories from creators such as Jerry Siegel, Joe Shuster, John Byrne, Grant Morrison, Greg Rucka, John Byrne, Phil Jimenez, Frank Quitely and many more! The Lois Lane Anthology collects stories from the following issues: ACTION COMICS #1 - The Superman, Champion of the Oppressed... ACTION COMICS #2 - The War in San Monte ACTION COMICS #6 - Superman: The Man Who Sold Superman ACTION COMICS #484 - Superman Takes A Wife ACTION COMICS #600 - True Love ACTION COMICS #662 - At Long Last... The Secret Revealed! ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #631 - Battery Part Five ALL-STAR SUPERMAN #2 - Superman's Secret Room ALL-STAR SUPERMAN #3 - Sweet Dreams Superwoman MAN OF STEELl #2 - The Story of the Century SHOWCASE #9 SUPERMAN #29, #33-34, #58, #168 SUPERMAN 80-PAGE GIANT 2011 SUPERMAN: LOIS LANE#1.
Action Comics is the longest-running continually published comic book in history, and it’s the series that launched the superhero genre with the introduction of Superman in 1938. DC Entertainment is celebrating its 80th anniversary with Action Comics: 80 Years of Superman Deluxe Edition, which features cover art by artist and DC Publisher Jim Lee. Join DC in a celebration of Action’s amazing 80-year run, with reflections on Action Comics by Laura Siegel Larson (daughter of Superman co-creator Jerry Siegel) and celebrated writers Jules Feiffer, Tom DeHaven, David Hajdu, Larry Tye, Gene Luen Yang, Marv Wolfman and Paul Levitz. Featuring the very first Superman story, the debut of Supergirl, the first stories of arch-villains the Toyman and Brainiac, a never-before-published story from the original creative studio of Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, dating back seven decades, and more!
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Starting in 1939, Superman would continue on to 1986 when Alan Moore's story "Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow?" would close out the series before it would pick up with issue #424 in The Adventures of Superman.
Early issues are published by World's Best Comics, National Comics, and National Periodical Publications. From #2 onwards the title of the magazine became World's Finest Comics and featured Batman and Superman every issue - although they did not have their first team up until issue # 71. As well as Superman and Batman, the early issues of World's Finest also featured many other heroes from the Golden Age, including, Sandman, Hop Harrigan, Dan the Dyna-mite, Crimson Avenger, Star Spangled Kid, Aquaman, Zatara, Tomahawk, Boy Commandos and Green Arrow. From issue #71 onwards, the lead story would always feature a team up between Superman & Batman and this remained the case through to issue #198, which saw the man of steel in a super speed race with the Flash to try and establish just who is the fastest man alive.
This 7 issue series did exactly as its Title Suggests and re-told the Secret Origins of the characters featured in each issue. A great opportunity for new readers to get in with their favourite hero from the beginning, Rather than having to shell out for expensive originals, these classic tales were now available to a new generation of readers.
Canal Zone Intrigue, art by William Smith; Three old pals in the military service from Oakville reunite, they believe, to save Doris West, not realizing that she is a G-2 agent for the United States Secret Service, who is on the trail of a ring buying U.S. military secrets. Mutt and Jeff strips by Al Smith [as Bud Fisher]. Reg'lar Fellers strips by Gene Byrnes. Hop Leaves the Farm, script and art by Jon L. Blummer [as Jon Elby]; Having lost his father's farm, Hop jumps into a Flying Jenny and lands at an air field, meeting two people destined to be life-long friends. Untitled Scribbly story, script and art by Sheldon Mayer. The Mystery Men of Mars: Part 1--Adventures in the Unknown, script by Carl H. Claudy, art by Stan Aschmeier. House ad for the 1st issue of Movie Comics, complete with cover which has an illustration from the film starring Jackie Cooper, "Scouts to the Rescue."
Considered the first true superhero book, Action Comics arrived on the scene in 1938 and remains the longest-running comic book in history. Though Action Comics began as an anthology, collecting a variety of tales, over the past few decades it has become a monthly title dedicated to it's launch character, Superman.
80-Page Giant was the name used for a series of comic book published by DC Comics beginning in 1964. The series was named for its unusually high page count. (The typical page count for American monthly comics at this time was 32 pages). The cover price was initially 25 cents, while other comics of the day were rarely above 12 cents. Many of these "Giant" issues contained reprinted material, often including material from the Golden.