Superman

Superman debuted eighty years ago in Action Comics #1 back in 1938, and last April Action Comics #1000 was released. Pretty impressive. I mean, how often does a comic book series hit the 1,000 mark?

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80 x 12 is 960 so there must have been times when the series put out more than one issue a month to be at #1000 already.

You might say I’ve been a Superman fan for a long time.

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In fact, I’ve been a huge fan for as long as I can remember, predating my Star Wars craze even. The moment my Star Wars collecting began (that legendary Christmas morning) I had already been wearing Superman pajamas forever.

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My dad carved this for me when I was four or five.

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So, here’s to 80 years of Superman!

And if you’re looking for a great Superman tale, you might want to check out SUPERMAN: UNCHAINED, written by Scott Snyder and drawn by Jim Lee. It was a nine-issue mini-series that came out in 2013 and 2014.

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These issues have since been collected into a book, and it’s well worth the read.

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The writing and art work are top notch, and it features Clark, Lois, Jimmy, Lex, General Lane, and Wraith. And even Batman and Wonder Woman!

Here are some sample pages:

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So, can Jim Lee draw the Batcave or what?!

Alrighty!

This is Toydust signing off.

See you next week!

 

 

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