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The 25 Most Awesome ‘Action Comics’ Covers of All Time

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This week, DC is releasing Action Comics #900, a milestone issue for the comic that not only introduced the world to the Man of Steel, but kicked off the age of the super-hero way back in 1938. That's why today, we're celebrating along with Superman with a look back at a legacy that runs through the entire history of modern comics by going through every single issue and coming back with a look at the 25 Greatest Action Comics covers of all time...

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Don’t Ask! Just Buy It! – April 27, 2011: Running with the Shadows of the Night

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Reading Comics author Douglas Wolk runs down the hottest comics and graphic novels coming out this week.

KEY:
* Revisionist history
^ Ampersands and virgules
% Half a year from Halloween

^ ACTION COMICS #900
Hey, Superman's back...

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Nicolas Cage’s Stolen ‘Action Comics’ #1 Recovered Under Super Sketchy Circumstances

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A suspicious series of events has resulted in the discovery of a copy of Action Comics #1 - the hugely valuable first appearance of Superman -- that was stolen from movie star Nicolas Cage more than ten years ago...

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Don’t Ask! Just Buy It! – March 30, 2011: The Septuagenarian Captain

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Reading Comics author Douglas Wolk runs down the hottest comics and graphic novels coming out this week.

KEY:
* Gonna get you with my pleasant Nazis
% The gang is down to fight, yeah
^ Have I brought this chicken for us to thaw...

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Don’t Ask! Just Buy It! – February 23, 2011: End of Four, Multiple Sevens, All of Zero

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Reading Comics author Douglas Wolk runs down the hottest comics and graphic novels coming out this week.

KEY:
* Gloves
^ Moustaches
% Eyebrows
¢ Oaths

% ¢ ACTION COMICS #898
Paul Cornell and Pete Woods' Lex Luthor serial continues to slither toward its climax; this time, he meets up with Green Lantern's completist-collector stand-in Larfleeze.


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Action Comics #897: Lex Luthor vs. The Joker [Review]

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The dynamic between Batman and the Joker has been explored many times throughout the two characters' histories, but there's another character in the DC Universe who presents almost as intriguing a contrast to the Joker's madness: Lex Luthor...

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Don’t Ask! Just Buy It! – January 26, 2011: Avengers O.D.

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Reading Comics author Douglas Wolk runs down the hottest comics and graphic novels coming out this week.

KEY
* I believe in bugs. I truly believe in bugs
^ Darling, will you marry me twice
% I want bicarbonate of chicken tonight
¢ Do not mind if I thump you when I'm talking to you

% ¢ ACTION COMICS #897
Paul Cornell and Pete Woods' tour of DC Universe villainy, via Lex Luthor, finally gets around to the Joker.¢ AVENGER...

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Don’t Ask! Just Buy It! – December 29, 2010: David Finch Sings the Year Out

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Savage Critic and "Reading Comics" author Douglas Wolk runs down the hottest comics and graphic novels coming out this week.

KEY
* Fabulous ones
^ Those that have just broken a flower vase
% Those drawn with a very fine camelhair brush
@ Those that tremble as if they were mad
$ Those included in the present classification
Those that are trained
¢ Those that from a long way off look like flies

* ACTION COMICS #896
The first half of a crossover with Secret Six, this part written by Paul Cornell and drawn by Pete Woods. Pre...

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Don’t Ask! Just Buy It! – December 2: A Relatively Tiny Thursday

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Savage Critic and "Reading Comics" author Douglas Wolk runs down the hottest comics and graphic novels coming out this week.

KEY
* Stuffed animals
^ Alternative energy sources
% The perils of maturity

* ACHEWOOD VOL...

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Don’t Ask! Just Buy It! – November 24: There’s Lint, and Then There’s Everything Else

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Savage Critic and "Reading Comics" author Douglas Wolk runs down the hottest comics and graphic novels coming out this week.

KEY
^ Religion
% Sex
* Politics
¢ Resurrections

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