Today marks the release of the landmark one thousandth issue of the seminal DC Comics series Action Comics! With the release of Action Comics #1,000, DC Comics has reached a significant milestone for the comic book medium. Debuting in June of 1938, Action Comics #1 introduced the world to one of the most iconic figures in all of pop culture, Superman. It was here that the story began for the last son of Krypton, rocketed to earth from a dying planet to be raised among us, only to grow and develop incredible abilities that he would use to become a symbol for Truth, Justice, and the American Way!
Action Comics #1 would go on to become one of the most valuable comics in the world, setting a record sale price of over $3.2 million dollars in 2014! In addition, the title is the longest continually published comic book of its kind in history, it’s the title that launched the superhero genre, and is the first comic book to reach quadruple digits! To celebrate this monumental moment in comic and pop culture history, DC Comics released an oversized hardcover commemorative – Action Comics: 80 Years of Superman as well as a poster featuring all 1,000 covers to Action Comics! The highlight of course is the actual issue #1,000 which also happens to be the DC Comics debut of acclaimed writer Brian Michael Bendis.
Action Comics #1,000 features 10 different open-to-order covers including the standard cover from legends Jim Lee and Scott Williams, a blank cover, and special decade covers! If that wasn’t enough there are numerous retail store exclusives from across the country to collect and chase as well! The issue features a whos who of comic talent like the aforementioned Brian Michael Bendis, Jim Lee, and Scott Williams; they are joined by Paul Dini, Peter Tomasi (Nickel City Cons own!), Patrick Gleason, John Cassaday, Olivier Coipel, Geoff Johns, Scott Snyder, Tom King, Brad Meltzer, Tim Sale, Jose Luis Garcis-Lopez, Marv Wolfman, Lousie Simonson, Richard Donner, and so many more! With a rich history behind it, Action Comics (and Superman himself) will continue to soar. Here’s to 1,000 issues and hopefully 1,000 more!