Action Comics #1000

Action Comics #1000

Sat, 2017-10-07 13:43

Action Comics is the longest-running superhero comic book series in
publication. The series started in 1938 when Joe Shuster and Jerry Siegel
created Superman for Action Comics#1 - now one of the most sought-after comics in history.

Announced at the New York Comic Con was the news that DC comics will be
marking the 1000th issue of ‘Action Comics’ In March 2018, by publishing
some special titles to mark the occasion.

There is to be a special issue of Action Comics #1000 itself in an
oversized edition. Written by Pete Tomasi and Dan Jurgens it will draw on
all kinds of talent from the comics industry, including a Superman story
written by Geoff Johns and Superman film director, Richard Donner.

In addition there is also to be a hardcover book that celebrates the 80th
anniversary of Action Comics by revisiting major moments in Action Comics
history, like the introduction of Superman, Supergirl, Brainiac and the
Fortress of Solitude. It will contain numerous classic Superman stories,
as well as literary essays from the likes of editorial cartoonist and
Pulitzer Prize winner Jules Feiffer and Paul Levitz among others. Plus an
unpublished ‘40s Superman story thought to have been written by Jerry
Siegel and Joe Shuster.
The book will also include a poster that incorporates all 1000 Action
Comics covers.

Sounds like a treat and although it is some while before these will be
available I love that logo and couldn’t wait to use it.

Action Comics is the longest-running superhero comic book series in
publication. The series started in 1938 when Joe Shuster and Jerry Siegel
created Superman for Action Comics#1 - now one of the most sought-after comics in history.

Announced at the New York Comic Con was the news that DC comics will be
marking the 1000th issue of ‘Action Comics’ In March 2018, by publishing
some special titles to mark the occasion.

There is to be a special issue of Action Comics #1000 itself in an
oversized edition. Written by Pete Tomasi and Dan Jurgens it will draw on
all kinds of talent from the comics industry, including a Superman story
written by Geoff Johns and Superman film director, Richard Donner.

In addition there is also to be a hardcover book that celebrates the 80th
anniversary of Action Comics by revisiting major moments in Action Comics
history, like the introduction of Superman, Supergirl, Brainiac and the
Fortress of Solitude. It will contain numerous classic Superman stories,
as well as literary essays from the likes of editorial cartoonist and
Pulitzer Prize winner Jules Feiffer and Paul Levitz among others. Plus an
unpublished ‘40s Superman story thought to have been written by Jerry
Siegel and Joe Shuster.
The book will also include a poster that incorporates all 1000 Action
Comics covers.

Sounds like a treat and although it is some while before these will be
available I love that logo and couldn’t wait to use it.

Comments

This does sound like a treat, and I may just get it! Will you be involved? (I wish)*

Does it matter that Action Comics is the longest in issues, but not in years! Technically, Detective Comics started first, but Action Comics did contain the first(and best, no matter what anyone says) super-hero!

Of course, I'm not dissing by any means! Nobody loves Superman more than me! Except maybe, I dunno, his mother, maybe? I mean, I once pleaded with this guy called Arthur Ranson to do me a little sketch, *guy goes and delivers a masterpiece worthy of a Renaissance master!

Which logo do you specifically mean, Arthur? Because some would consider those words 'Action Comics', as written like that, to be a logo! And we've also got that wonderful S-shield! Do you know the words 'Superman' as they are generally written on all the covers of the comics, in that font style, are copyrighted? Read it somewhere!

Unless you mean the graphic as a whole? I'm pleased they got the right leg forward! If you have the time, look up Callen's take on the story behind that Action Comics #1 cover!

Merry Christmas, Arthur, whether it's your thing or not!

Best

Bheki

Hullo Bheki,

i wasn't clear - it was the design as a whole I liked so much, which as you say does use a number of logos along with the silhouette of that iconic Superman drawing.

And I did have a Merry, very merry even, Christmas thank you.

All the best.
Arthur

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