Action Comics

Aug. 25, 2014 | 12:54 p.m.

‘Action Comics’ No. 1: Superman debut issue fetches record sale price

Superman just set a new world’s record. An original copy of “Action Comics” No. 1, which introduced the world to the iconic hero, fetched $3.2 million on EBay for owner Darren Adams of Pristine Comics in Federal Way, Wash., making it the most expensive comic book ever sold. The comic, published April 18, 1938, already has made history in a number of ways, of course — it is recognized as the publication that brought the world its first comic book superhero, created by writer Jerry Siegel and artist Joe Shuster when they were still high school students in Cleveland in the early 1930s. The copy that was sold was in excellent condition, which merited the high price. ComicConnect, an online auction site, purchased the issue from Adams. In the comics, the cape-wearing, crime-fighting Kryptonian paved the way for the likes of […]
Jan. 02, 2014 | 8:00 a.m.

‘Action Comics’ 27 preview: Superman recalls boyhood before Beast Lord

Action Comics #27 (DC)
Prolific scribe Greg Pak continues his collaboration with artist Aaron Kuder on the new issue of “Action Comics,” which sees Superman reflecting on his younger days before he sets out to battle a new threat, the brutal Beast Lord. Hero Complex readers can take an exclusive look at the first five pages of issue No. 27, out Wednesday, in the gallery above or in larger versions by clicking on the links below. The issue opens with Superman flashing back to his childhood — young Clark Kent is determined that this will be the day he will fly. But the boy with the unusual abilities is stopped short when, among the distant sounds of a neighbor snoring and an insect’s shell popping, he overhears his adoptive parents whispering to each other about his otherworldly heritage. Cover | Page 1 | Page […]
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