Last year, the Royal Canadian Mint issued seven collector's coins to celebrate Superman's 75th anniversary. Looks like it's a hard habit to break, because at this year's Fan Expo in Toronto, the mint announced it was issuing four more coins with images from covers dating back to Superman's debut in 1938.
Though he's widely considered a U.S. hero, Superman has Canadian roots. Joe Shuster, who co-created Superman with Jerry Siegel, was born in Toronto.
An eBay auction for a so-called "pristine" copy of 1938's Action Comics #1 -- the 1938 issue in which Superman made his very first appearance -- ended Sunday afternoon, and the winning bidder snagged the issue for a cool $3.2 million. That's the most anyone has ever paid for a comic book, by a pretty wide margin. The previous record was $2.16 million, for a different copy of Action #1.
The oldest surviving piece of original Superman art sold at auction last week for $286,800. And, surprisingly, Superman co-creator Joe Shuster didn't draw it.
In fact, it's the cover to Action Comics #15, cover dated August 1939, and it was drawn by Fred Guardineer, one of DC Comics' go-to cover artists at the time. The cover depicts Superman underwater, saving a disabled submarine. When the issue was released, it sold for a dime.
With the recent launch of Batman/Superman and a trio of "Villain Month" issues, you'd think that one man would have enough of writing Superman. As it turns out, however, Greg Pak has a dire need that can only be sated by an ongoing series. That all-consuming hunger to tell Superman stories is (presumably) why he and artist Aaron Kuder are taking over Action Comics starting with November's issue #25.
We spoke to Pak to find out more about his influences for the series, whether it's difficult to juggle two Superman stories set at different times, and, perhaps most importantly, what his plans are for Terra-Man.
Action Comics has had a pretty rough time of it lately. After Grant Morrison's departure on his way out of superhero comics and Andy Diggle leaving the book for "professional reasons," the title's future has been up in the air -- and not in a good way. Now, though, we finally have our answer.
It was on this day in 1938 that Action Comics #1 first appeared on American newsstands and wherever comic books were sold. Priced at just ten cents, the 64-page periodical contained a story called "Superman: Champion of the Oppressed" by writer Jerry Siegel and artist Joe Shuster. This was the first appearance of the prototypical costumed
On the day Grant Morrison's final issue as writer of Action Comics is hitting the stands at comic shops, his successor, Andy Diggle, announced via Twitter he's leaving the book for "professional reasons." The news comes prior to next month's release of Diggle and a
Following Grant Morrison, Rags Morales, Brent Anderson, Gene Ha, Brad Walker, ChrisCross, Cully Hamner, Cafu, Andy Kubert, Rick Bryant, Travel Foreman, Chris Sprouse and Sholly Fisch's 18-issue run, writer Andy Diggle and artist Tony Daniel will take over Action Comics beginning with issue #19 in April. So far, judging from
There is no denying Grant Morrison is one of the premiere voices in the comic book industry today. Whether he is crafting stories about interdimensional, alien gods enslaving humanity or just reinventing the Justice Leaguefor a new generation, it is clear the man is a visionary. Particu
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