‘Superman’ and ‘Action Comics’ #1000: An Appreciation

We are taking a slight detour on the Road to Infinity to talk about the Last Son of Krypton – Superman!

On April 18th, 2018, DC Comics will release Action Comics #1000 to kick off Superman’s 80th anniversary.

“Celebrate 1000 issues of Action Comics with an all-star lineup of top talent as they pay tribute to the comic that started it all! From today’s explosive action to a previously unpublished tale illustrated by the legendary Curt Swan to the Man of Tomorrow’s future—this very special, oversized issue presents the best of the best in Superman stories!’

Superman has had a lot of adventures and life altering events take place over the course of 80 years.

In 1978, Richard Donner made you believe a man could fly with ‘Superman: The Movie’ starring Christopher Reeve as Superman.

In 1986, Alan Moore gave fans the ‘final’ Superman story in ‘Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow?’

In 1992, Dan Jurgens brought us the ‘Death of Superman’ event that saw Superman stop the monster Doomsday from destroying Metropolis, costing the Man of Steel his life in the process.

One year later, in 1993, ABC brought Superman to the small screen with ‘Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman’ starring Dean Cain and Teri Hatcher.

In 1996, Clark Kent and Lois Lane tied the knot in ‘Superman the Wedding Album’ #1.

In 2015, Superman and Lois welcomed their first son, Jon Kent, to the DC Universe during ‘Convergence: Superman’ #1 and # 2.

What will 2018 have in store for Big Blue?

Well, Brian Michael Bendis will be taking over the writing duties for Superman from Jurgens and Peter Tomasi, who revitalized and reinvigorated Supes during DC Rebirth.

As we celebrate the 80th anniversary of Superman, we look to the past and what he means to us.

One of the first comic books I remember having in my collection when I was a young boy was ‘Action Comics’ # 578.  I would have been 4 years old at the time of this release. I remember the local pharmacy near our home had a spinner rack.  I would continue getting comic books from Waldenbooks in the mall usually on the weekends when my mom would go to the bank for a buck! 1 whole dollar compared to the $3.99 cover price on most comics today.

Its Appreciation Time, Film Exodus!

Tell us what the Man of Steel means to you!  It can be any piece of pop culture (TV, Movies, Comics, Video Games, etc.)