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Oldest Surviving Original Superman Cover Art Sells For $286,800 At Auction

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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.

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New ‘Action Comics’ Writer Greg Pak: ‘Superman’s Not A Monolith – He’s A Hero In Motion’ [Interview]

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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.

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Greg Pak And Aaron Kuder To Take Over ‘Action Comics’ In November

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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.

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Superman Co-Creators Jerry Siegel & Joe Shuster Discuss The Man Of Steel’s Origins [Video]

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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

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Andy Diggle Exits ‘Action Comics’ For ‘Professional Reasons’

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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

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Diggle And Daniel To Steer ‘Action Comics’ Starting In April With Issue #19

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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

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Grant Morrison: The ‘Action Comics’ Exit Interview

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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 League for a new generation, it is clear the man is a visionary. Particu

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First ‘Superman Unbound’ Animated Feature Trailer Arrives [Video]

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From Superman vs. The Elite to the recently-released The Dark Knight Returns Part 2, Warner Bros. Animation has been making it a priority to translate contemporary DC Comics storylines to the small screen the

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Link Ink: Massive Hand Drawn Maze Grows, Awesome ‘Futurama’ Sleeve And A Droid Doctor

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Records: Joe Wos has been working to complete the largest-ever hand drawn maze... since July. So far it looks like the last Guinness World Record holder may be in trouble.

Anime: "Collectors Appear" in a new clip from the upcoming Mass Effect: Paragon Lost anime.

Toys: Scribblenauts fans can now roll through Hardee's/Carl's Jr. for "Carl's

Neil deGrasse Tyson Finds Krypton, Shows Up in ‘Action Comics’

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No longer will you have to aimlessly look up in the sky searching for Superman's home planet; astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson has discovered Krypton -- or, at least, the closest thing to it in reality -- and he wants to tell you where you can find it for yourself.The discovery comes after DC Comics rea

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