Comic Book Comics, the six-issue miniseries by Fred Van Lente and Ryan Dunlavey that retold the history of comic books in comic books, finally gets collected on May 9th in an IDW hardcover trade paperback collection titled The Comic Book History of Comics: The Inspiring, Infuriating, and Utterly Insane Story of the American Comic Book History. ComicsAlliance will be running exclusive previews from each of the issues each week until the release, beginning today with a chapter titled "New Action Fun," about the birth of the superhero comic, and the humble beginnings of one of its earliest stars, Superman.

Stay tuned for more excerpts from The Comic Book History of Comics. What's the connection between the birth of Wonder Woman and the birth of the Crypt Keeper? Find out next week!