Is there a more iconic hero than Superman?
The answer for many is ‘no’ and that is why DC’s upcoming Action Comics #1000 celebration is being met with so much anticipation.
Action Comics is the longest running comic book of all time and is the series that introduced the icon that is ‘faster than a speeding bullet.’
The place in history is why this collection means so much.
Featuring a myriad of Superman-related essays and stories the hardcover book was edited by Paul Levitz.
Titled Action Comics#100: 80 Years of Superman, the work features an impressive roster of talent.
Jim Lee put together the cover and according to DC, the set also features contributions from Laura Siegel Larson, Jules Feiffer, Gene Luen Yang, Al Plastino, Otto Binder, Curt Swan, Marv Wolfman, John Byrne, Dick Giordano, Grant Morrison, Len Wein, Carmine Infantino and others.
The big draw is the debut of the unpublished story “Too Many Heroes.” The 12-page feature was penned by the original Superman writer Jerry Siegel with art by Joe Shuster.
Levitz commented on the find in press information.
“The found Siegel and Shuster story is a true treasure with a fascinating backstory,” stated Levitz. “Back when DC did regular tours of the New York office, it was common for fans to get original art that would have been otherwise disposed of as a tour souvenir. As a young fan on a tour Marv Wolfman found this Superman story and kept it all these years. It’s incredible to think that Marv not only rescued this unpublished story, he then went on to become one of DC’s most prolific writers, and shared the story with DC to publish as part of this special new collection.”
Due in stores on April 18, this is a must have for those that appreciate graphic art in any way, shape or form.