The Internet Celebrates Superman's 80th Anniversary

Action Comics #1000 cover featuring Superman. Art by Jim Lee

80 years later, Action Comics is releasing its 1,000th issue.

Superman debuted in Action Comics #1 back on April 18, 1938. Available today in comic shops everywhere, Action Comics #1000 contains eighty pages of Superman stories from some of the biggest names in comics today. The Deluxe Edition also has a never-published story, "Too Many Heroes", from Siegel and Shuster that was donated by fan-favorite DC Comics writer Marv Wolfman, who was given the pages during a childhood visit to DC Comics.

Eisner Award-winner Daniel Clowes is celebrating Superman's birthday with the release of a previously unpublished comic strip. John Byrne? Dan Jurgens (and) the people who developed the death and return of Superman story? Along with the famous first two issues of Action Comics are the introductions of many key elements to the Superman mythos, such as the introduction of the Fortress of Solitude and the first appearances of Brainiac and Supergirl.

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Now, you'll be able to apply lenses inspired by Superman's iconic suit, signature hair (spit curl and all) and heat vision.

Superman is about to reach a milestone 1000th issue of Action Comics, the title which introduced him to the world and irrevocably changed the landscape for the comic book industry and superhero genre forever.

DC All Access pays tribute to this iconic series and spectacular new issue in this week's episode, talking to numerous Action Comics #1000 contributors including new Action Comics and Superman writer Brian Michael Bendis, Scott Snyder, Dan Jurgens, Marv Wolfman and more.

"ACTION COMICS #1000 represents a watershed moment in the history of not just comic books, but entertainment, literature and pop culture", said Lee.

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