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Action Comics #1000 cover by Jim Lee, Scott Williams, and Alex Sinclair

Bleeding Cool’s Big Hopping Action Comics #1000 (Admittedly Late) Podcast

Apologies for the lateness of this (even if that just means that many won’t read it), but we here at Bleeding Cool did a podcast celebrating Superman’s 80th birthday as well as Action Comics #1000 this past week. It took us some time, but it’s now ready for your listening pleasure. This time around, my co-host, Jeremy […]


Action Comics #1000 cover by Jim Lee, Scott Williams, and Alex Sinclair

Action Comics #1000 Review: Happy Birthday, Superman

In this celebration of 1000 issues of Action Comics and the 80th birthday of Superman himself, we are given 10 tales of the Man of Steel in Action Comics #1000. The first is a celebration of Superman courtesy of Metropolis. The second is a montage of the eras of Superman through the technological wizardry of Vandal Savage. […]

Happy 80th, Kal-El: Bleeding Cool’s Favorite Superman Moments

Superman is the most iconic and recognizable character in comics history, and today Kal-El celebrates his 80th birthday. April 18th, 1938 marks the first appearance of The Last Son of Krypton in Action Comics #1 and is celebrated across the infinite universes as good ol’ Clark’s natal day. We figured we’d pool our thoughts and […]

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Mother Nature Freezes Out Dynamic Forces

On Friday we told you that Nick Barrucci of Dynamic Forces and Dynamite Entertainment was going to be hosting an hour of the Shopping Channel where you could get copies of Action Comics #1000 signed by Dan Jurgens and others collectibles. And that episode was set to air at Midnight tonight… Nevermind. Turns out the […]

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DC Reveals Solicits for Superman #1 and Action Comics #1001

In July, the tenure of “The Great One” Brian Michael Bendis on Action Comics and a rebooted Superman will begin with Action Comics #1001 and Superman #1. DC Comics has released those solicits as an EXCLUSSSIVE reveal on Sumner Redstone‘s ComicBook.com, EXCLUSSSIVE here used as a phrase that means “posted only on that outlet for […]


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Amazing Spider-Man #800 Has Sold 200,000 Fewer Copies Than Action Comics #1000

As much as we like to make fun of them, we can’t help but feel a little bit sorry for Marvel Comics today. At the Diamond Retailer Summit at C2E2 today, Marvel’s presentation was set to happen after lunch, with DC’s presentation happening before that. Marvel had some big news about the sales numbers for […]

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Superman Will Outlive Those He Loves, but Lex Luthor Will Be There at the End – the Awesome Con Action Comics #1000 Panel with Tom King, Scott Snyder, Paul Levitz, and Dan Jurgens

Devon Sanders writes: Awesome Con in Washington DC brought together some DC Comics’ best and most legendary talent to talk about their landmark Action Comics #1000 issue. The Action Comics #1000 panel was moderated by The Washington Post reporter David Betancourt, and on stage were Tom King, Clay Mann, Dan Jurgens, Paul Levitz, and Scott Snyder (who […]

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Action Comics Writer Dan Jurgens Calls Out Fat People on Airplanes

As the writer of Action Comics at DC, Dan Jurgens gives a voice to a superhero who represents the best of humanity, despite being an alien from outer space. But when Jurgens himself went up, up, and away for an airline flight, his tweets about a fellow passenger seemed to lack a certain compassion the […]


Action Comics #999 cover by Brett Booth, Norm Rapmund, and Andrew Dalhouse

Action Comics #999 Review: How Do You Solve a Problem Like Cyborg Superman?

General Sam Lane visits his daughter, Lois, and grandson, Jonathan, for the first time. While this tense reunion is happening, Superman is breaking apart an asteroid that could have threatened the Earth. Within the asteroid, he finds a crystalline material that will help him with a different problem: Cyborg Superman in the Phantom Zone. Action […]

Superman to Cyborg Superman: Take the Blue Pill (Action Comics #999 Spoilers)

I am still flummoxed by just how well Dan Jurgens has handled Superman since the DC Rebirth relaunch less than two years ago. While successful in the ’90s as writer and artist on Superman, I was generally disappointed by his work, finding it trite, dull, and uninspired — especially when compared to exciting contemporaries such […]


Superman: Action Comics #998 cover by Will Conrad and Ivan Nunes

Action Comics #998 Review: A Satisfying Finale to an Overlong Story

Superman and Booster Gold are in the process of being executed by the Zod Family’s heat vision. Their only hope was Skeets, and he appeared to be destroyed. However, the little robot had a few more tricks up its sleeve, and he may just be able to save our heroes. Even if he does, Big […]

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Jock Reveals Exclusive Forbidden Planet Action Comics #1000 Variant

Superstar artist Jock has revealed his Action Comics #1000 retailer exclusive variant cover, available in limited quantities and in several purchasing options from Forbidden Planet. Jock posted the cover on Twitter. My cover for the landmark ACTION COMICS #1000 #Superman pic.twitter.com/jIvtYWzT2r — jock (@Jock4twenty) February 27, 2018 Jock also revealed the original sketch: Original sketch #ActionComics1000 […]

Superman: Action Comics #997 cover by Brett Booth, Norm Rapmund, and Andrew Dalhouse

Superman Action Comics #997 Review: Badly Padded and Noticeably Empty

Superman and Booster Gold face Lor-Zod, the child of the infamous General Zod, and the Eradicator. They face him on the planet the villain calls New Krypton. Soon Zod and Ursa join the fight, and the fight appears hopeless for Superman and Booster. Back on Earth in our present, Lois Lane finally finds her father, […]

Action Comics #996 cover by Dan Jurgens, Trevor Scott, and Hi-Fi

Action Comics #996 Review: Decent Story Hampered by Major Art Shift

Action Comics #996 finds Superman and Booster Gold at the mercy of an Eradicator drone once more. The two manage to dispatch the robot, and they find themselves in an unknown future on a world now called New Krypton (which is actually the same planet Jekuul from Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #37). […]

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Hal Jordan and the GL Corps #37 Review: Keel (Over) Before Zod

John Stewart is already coming into conflict with the newly formed council of the remaining Guardians of the Universe. Ganthet barely manages to calm John’s worries, and John soon has a mission for Hal Jordan and Kyle Rayner concerning unauthorized mining on a planet called Jekuul. Hal and Kyle quickly discover that the presence responsible […]