ACTION COMICS #1000 hits comic shops on April 18, 2018 - exactly 80 years after Superman first hit newsstands, and my friends at DC Comics recently sent me a package that the kid version of me would've never believed. The giant-sized edition of Action Comics #1000, complete with reflective cover and stories from a host of talent past and present; ACTION COMICS: 80 YEARS OF SUPERMAN (Deluxe Edition) - a 384-page hardcover that looks back on eight decades of Superman with reprinted stories, essays, tributes and stories from a ton of literary talent plus a never-before-published story by Jerry Siegel with art from the Joe Shuster Studio; an ACTION COMICS #1000 T-Shirt featuring the art of DC Publisher Jim Lee; and... a pair of COMMEMORATIVE SUPERMAN RED TRUNKS. Indeed, after a long absence, #TheTrunksAreBack, and DC tossed a pair in the box!
The books are a fantastic tribute to a character that can inspire hope, yet be completely badass - one that through numerous cycles of reinvention is still an unmistakable symbol of "truth, justice and the American way." Whether you're a longtime reader, an old-school fan looking to dive back in, or someone who's never actually read the comics, ACTION COMICS #1000 is the perfect spot to get involved as Superman begins a journey into the next 80 years.
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