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Action Comics 80 Years of Superman Hardcover

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This year marks the 80th anniversary of Superman's debut in ACTION COMICS #1 - and DC is celebrating this date with the publication of the new hardcover ACTION COMICS #1000: 80 YEARS OF SUPERMAN! It's an extraordinary party as we revisit stories from across the decades, featuring key character debuts, essays and more in a collection curated by Paul Levitz! Highlights of this collection include: A new cover by legendary artist and DC Publisher Jim Lee A never before unpublished twelve-page Golden Age Superman story believed to have been written by Jerry Siegel with art by the Joe Shuster Studio Text pieces including: an editor's note by Paul Levitz, a tribute to ACTION COMICS by Laura Siegel Larson (daughter of Superman co-creator Jerry Siegel), an introduction by Jules Feiffer, plus essays by Tom DeHaven ('It's Superman!'), David Hadju ('The Ten-Cent Plague'), Larry Tye ('Superman: The High-Flying History of America's Most Enduring Hero') and Gene Luen Yang (SUPERMAN, NEW SUPER-MAN and the National Book Award finalist 'American Born Chinese')! The new five-page story 'The Game,' written by Paul Levitz with art by Neal Adams The Superman stories from this collection include: 'The Coming of Superman,' from ACTION COMICS #1, written by Jerry Siegel with art by Joe Shuster 'Revolution in San Monte,' from from ACTION COMICS #2, written by Jerry Siegel with art by Joe Shuster 'The Terrible Toyman!' from ACTION COMICS #64, written by Don Cameron with art by Ed Dobrotka and George Roussos, featuring the debut of Toyman 'The Super-Key to Fort Superman,' from ACTION COMICS #241, written by Jerry Coleman with art by Wayne Boring and Stan Kaye, featuring the first appearance of the Fortress of Solitude 'The Super-Duel in Space,' from ACTION COMICS #242, written by Otto Binder with art by Al Plastino, featuring the debut of Brainiac 'The Supergirl from Krypton!' from ACTION COMICS #252, written by Otto Binder with art by Al Plastino, featuring the debut of Supergirl 'The World's Greatest Heroine!' from ACTION COMICS #262, written by Jerry Siegel with art by Jim Mooney 'The Superman Super-Spectacular!' from ACTION COMICS #309, written by Edmond Hamilton with art by Curt Swan and George Klein, featuring an appearance by President John F. Kennedy 'Superman Takes a Wife,' from ACTION COMICS #484, written by Cary Bates with art by Curt Swan and Joe Giella 'If Superman Didn't Exist…' from ACTION COMICS #554, written by Marv Wolfman with art by Gil Kane 'Squatter,' from ACTION COMICS #584, written by John Byrne with art by Byrne and Dick Giordano 'Ma Kent's Photo Album,' from ACTION COMICS #655, written by Roger Stern with art by Kerry Gammill and Dennis Janke 'Secrets in the Night,' from ACTION COMICS #662, written by Roger Stern with art by Bob McLeod 'A Hero's Journey,' from ACTION COMICS #800, written by Joe Kelly with art by Pasqual Ferry, Duncan Rouleau, Lee Bermejo and others 'The Boy Who Stole Superman's Cape,' from ACTION COMICS #0, written by Grant Morrison with art by Ben Oliver Other key ACTION COMICS stories in this title include: 'The Mystery of the Freight Train Robberies,' from ACTION COMICS #1, written by Fred Guardineer with art by Guardineer, featuring the debut of Zatara 'The Origin of the Vigilante,' from ACTION COMICS #42, written by Mort Weisinger with art by Mort Meskin, featuring the debut of the Vigilante 'The Assassin-Express Contract!' from ACTION COMICS #419, written by Len Wein with art by Carmine Infantino and Dick Giordano, featuring the debut of the Human Target ACTION COMICS #1000: 80 YEARS OF SUPERMAN HC (DEC170241) is a 384-page title. It has a new Final Order Cutoff of February 5 and an on-sale date of April 11. Please note that the poster mentioned in the original solicitation will no .