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Action Comics #1 gave birth to America's greatest Superhero, Superman! Now celebrate 1,000 issues of Action Comics with this collector's item hardcover, Action Comics #1000: The Deluxe Edition. ((Note: This is a different book than Superman: 80 Years of Action Comics.)) Including an all-star lineup of writers and artists such as Brian Michael Bendis, Geoff Johns, Tom King, Action Comics #1 gave birth to America's greatest Superhero, Superman! Now celebrate 1,000 issues of Action Comics with this collector's item hardcover, Action Comics #1000: The Deluxe Edition. ((Note: This is a different book than Superman: 80 Years of Action Comics.)) Including an all-star lineup of writers and artists such as Brian Michael Bendis, Geoff Johns, Tom King, Brad Meltzer, Scott Snyder, Jim Lee, John Cassaday, Olivier Coipel and an unpublished story from Marv Wolfman and legendary Man of Steel artist Curt Swan, plus more! The monumental, best selling Action Comics #1000 is now available in this epic deluxe hardcover edition. This new edition includes that iconic comic book, scripts for each of the stories, variant covers, design sketches by Jim Lee, other behind the scenes material and more! Also included is the comic book that started it all, Action Comics #1 with Superman's very first appearance! Celebrate over eight decades of the Man of Steel with this unforgettable collector's edition graphic novel.


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Action Comics #1 gave birth to America's greatest Superhero, Superman! Now celebrate 1,000 issues of Action Comics with this collector's item hardcover, Action Comics #1000: The Deluxe Edition. ((Note: This is a different book than Superman: 80 Years of Action Comics.)) Including an all-star lineup of writers and artists such as Brian Michael Bendis, Geoff Johns, Tom King, Action Comics #1 gave birth to America's greatest Superhero, Superman! Now celebrate 1,000 issues of Action Comics with this collector's item hardcover, Action Comics #1000: The Deluxe Edition. ((Note: This is a different book than Superman: 80 Years of Action Comics.)) Including an all-star lineup of writers and artists such as Brian Michael Bendis, Geoff Johns, Tom King, Brad Meltzer, Scott Snyder, Jim Lee, John Cassaday, Olivier Coipel and an unpublished story from Marv Wolfman and legendary Man of Steel artist Curt Swan, plus more! The monumental, best selling Action Comics #1000 is now available in this epic deluxe hardcover edition. This new edition includes that iconic comic book, scripts for each of the stories, variant covers, design sketches by Jim Lee, other behind the scenes material and more! Also included is the comic book that started it all, Action Comics #1 with Superman's very first appearance! Celebrate over eight decades of the Man of Steel with this unforgettable collector's edition graphic novel.

30 review for Action Comics #1000: The Deluxe Edition

  1. 5 out of 5

    Chad

    An anthology of stories by some of today's top creators paying homage to the landmark 1,000th issue of Action Comics. Dan Jurgens finishes up his run on Action with Superman Day. Peter Tomasi and Patrick Gleason also say goodbye with a story of pin up pages paying homage to various Superman comics throughout the ages. After a bunch of 5 page little stories, Brian Michael Bendis and Jim Lee give us a little teaser into their Man of Steel series. The only difference between this edition and the re An anthology of stories by some of today's top creators paying homage to the landmark 1,000th issue of Action Comics. Dan Jurgens finishes up his run on Action with Superman Day. Peter Tomasi and Patrick Gleason also say goodbye with a story of pin up pages paying homage to various Superman comics throughout the ages. After a bunch of 5 page little stories, Brian Michael Bendis and Jim Lee give us a little teaser into their Man of Steel series. The only difference between this edition and the regular one is the scripts and sketchbooks in the back. Received a review copy from DC and NetGalley. All thoughts are my own and in no way influenced by the aforementioned.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Lashaan Balasingam (Bookidote)

    You can find my review on my blog by clicking here. To celebrate the 1000th issue in the iconic comic book series that unveiled Superman to the world, DC Comics went out of their way to make this moment special. Alongside the release of Action Comics: 80 Years of Superman, an all-star line-up of writers and artists were gathered together to give fans and Superman the ceremony they deserve in Action Comics #1000. Initially released as an oversized anniversary issue on April 18th 2018, the story is You can find my review on my blog by clicking here. To celebrate the 1000th issue in the iconic comic book series that unveiled Superman to the world, DC Comics went out of their way to make this moment special. Alongside the release of Action Comics: 80 Years of Superman, an all-star line-up of writers and artists were gathered together to give fans and Superman the ceremony they deserve in Action Comics #1000. Initially released as an oversized anniversary issue on April 18th 2018, the story is now out as a deluxe hardcover edition and features additional content such as the very first story from Action Comics #1, scripts for all the stories featured in this anthology, beautiful variant covers done by talented artists as well as design sketches by the famous comic book artist Jim Lee. The creative teams that worked on each story are some of the best out there and they all rise up to the occasion in Action Comics #1000. With writers like Geoff Johns, Scott Snyder, Paul Dini, Tom King and many other, it’s safe to say that DC Comics did not come here to fool around. In fact, artists like Jim Lee, Clay Mann, José Luis García-López and Rafael Albuquerque make it their sole mission to bring to life the Man of Steel in their own designs and never fail to highlight the legendary heroes’ sense of justice, strength and kindness. Most of these stories also tend to remind us of all of the great achievements of the Big Blue Boy Scout and ultimately thanks him for his dedication to a race that sometimes didn’t deserve his virtue. As in any anthology, some stories are always superior to others and leave a much bigger imprint on your feelings and thoughts by the end of them. Peter J. Tomasi and Patrick Gleason’s story “Never-Ending Battle” was such a beautiful tale forcing Superman to go through various different death-defying moments. The artwork is a collection of splash pages with little dialogues scattered around, and some of those moments were truly beautiful, and of course a throwback to some of Superman’s greatest moments in his career. I also loved Tom King’s and Clay Mann’s short piece of a Superman in a very, very far future where he finds himself in his dying moments, but takes the time to thank his parents (Ma and Pa Kent) for what they’ve given to him. The artwork alone was mesmerizing and so powerful, I just had to reread that particular story a couple of times. The last story is also an important one in the sense that it is Brian Michael Bendis’ debut into the Superman universe. Having left Marvel to join DC Comics, this legendary comic book writer has taken on the mantle of writing the new Man of Steel series, starting with this teaser story called “The Truth”. Not only is Jim Lee the artist on this piece, but it also has Scott Williams and Alex Sinclair on it as well. It was nice to see what Brian Michael Bendis’ planned to throw at Superman now, especially when you take into consideration the great stories he has written in the past. The variant covers that come right after also merit some attention as they present some amazing artwork by countless artists. Action Comics #1000 is a wonderful milestone that was brilliantly celebrated with countless talented writers and artists. After all, there’s nothing like the return of his red trunks to seal his grand moment! With Batman’s anniversary coming up next with his Detective Comics run at #989 at the moment, I’m definitely excited to see what DC Comics has in store for his milestone. Yours truly, Lashaan | Blogger and Book Reviewer Official blog: https://bookidote.com/

  3. 4 out of 5

    James

    3.25 stars. This was cool. Just like the Detective Comics 1000, this is a bunch of 5-10 page short stories designed to pay homage to Superman. Some are just blah, others had a nice touch while others were just plain cool. But the issue I have is I’m just not the target audience for all the vignettes. They just don’t satisfy me like a full blown story. It would have been cool if the books leading up to this one were telling a compelling story then this issue 1000 just finished it up with a bang. 3.25 stars. This was cool. Just like the Detective Comics 1000, this is a bunch of 5-10 page short stories designed to pay homage to Superman. Some are just blah, others had a nice touch while others were just plain cool. But the issue I have is I’m just not the target audience for all the vignettes. They just don’t satisfy me like a full blown story. It would have been cool if the books leading up to this one were telling a compelling story then this issue 1000 just finished it up with a bang. A nice 80 page awesome story. Kind of like Amazing Spider-Man #800. One of the short stories in here that stood out was the bendis story which teased what he will have going on in his Man of Steel book. Gonna have to track that down now. But yeah, overall cool tribute book for Supes.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Cheese

    A proper superman tribute would be to write decent story!

  5. 4 out of 5

    Avinash

    It all started with HIM.. and when he is 80 years and 1000 issues old, a tribute was absolutely inevitable. I can see that a lot of people complained about the novelity of the story but I like this kind of tribute much better. All the stories were carefully picked so that even an occasional reader like me can enjoy them without worrying too much about the relative stories and series. I loved all the stories equally but the first two stories - "From The City That Has Everything" and "Never-Ending It all started with HIM.. and when he is 80 years and 1000 issues old, a tribute was absolutely inevitable. I can see that a lot of people complained about the novelity of the story but I like this kind of tribute much better. All the stories were carefully picked so that even an occasional reader like me can enjoy them without worrying too much about the relative stories and series. I loved all the stories equally but the first two stories - "From The City That Has Everything" and "Never-Ending Battle" were unmatched for the Tribute. Various Pin-ups were equally good and the first issue (Action#1, Year 1938) reprint was again a real good surprise. Overall an entertaining and feel good kinda read. Long Live SOOOOOOOOPER-MAN, We Love You!

  6. 5 out of 5

    Robert

    Gentle Fellow Travellers, Be Thee Advised This isn't the greatest Comic Book in the World, this is only a TRIBUTE. Nice to see great creators past and present chip in Super-vignettes drawing on all eras and aspects of the character, with some stunning art here and there. Not much else to see here. Gentle Fellow Travellers, Be Thee Advised This isn't the greatest Comic Book in the World, this is only a TRIBUTE. Nice to see great creators past and present chip in Super-vignettes drawing on all eras and aspects of the character, with some stunning art here and there. Not much else to see here.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Mark

    Action Comics #1000 is a loving and fun tribute to the history of Superman from both the man who currently helms him and a host of writers and artists from his past. It is a fitting tribute to the Man of Steel. If you enjoy Superman, then this book is an absolutely must. You get history, great art, great stories and a collection of variant covers. What more could you ask for? I was given a copy of this book by Edelweiss and the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Wakizashi

    One thousand issues of Action Comics! I wouldn't consider myself a "fan" of Superman but I really enjoyed this collection of tales of the Man of Steel. It's always good to have a variety of writers and artists offering individual stories. My favourites were "From the City that Has Everything" by Dan Jurgens, "Never-Ending Battle" by Peter J. Tomasi, "The Car" by Geoff Johns & Richard Donner, "Faster Than a Speeding Bullet" by Brad Meltzer, and "The Truth" by Brian Michael Bendis. One thousand issues of Action Comics! I wouldn't consider myself a "fan" of Superman but I really enjoyed this collection of tales of the Man of Steel. It's always good to have a variety of writers and artists offering individual stories. My favourites were "From the City that Has Everything" by Dan Jurgens, "Never-Ending Battle" by Peter J. Tomasi, "The Car" by Geoff Johns & Richard Donner, "Faster Than a Speeding Bullet" by Brad Meltzer, and "The Truth" by Brian Michael Bendis.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Ashe Catlin

    For the most part, the writers who took part in this had a firm understanding of Superman. Some choosing to highlight history whilst others focused on the effect he's had on people, it was a really nice tribute. That is until Bendis' story which had the Man of Steel, get slammed though a building, killing who knows how many people. Unlike the rest it wasn't even a tribute story instead it was part of his, The Man of Steel. Frankly it ruined the whole feeling of the anniversary issue, that and th For the most part, the writers who took part in this had a firm understanding of Superman. Some choosing to highlight history whilst others focused on the effect he's had on people, it was a really nice tribute. That is until Bendis' story which had the Man of Steel, get slammed though a building, killing who knows how many people. Unlike the rest it wasn't even a tribute story instead it was part of his, The Man of Steel. Frankly it ruined the whole feeling of the anniversary issue, that and there was another story that didn't even feature Superman in it, very strange choice. Aside from that this was a delight to read, we even got Action Comics (1938-2011) #1, which is always a pleasure to read.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Matt

    Collects Action Comics issue #1000 and a bonus story from Paul Levitz and Neal Adams It is pretty cool that Action Comics hit Issue #1000 in 2018. I bought a bunch of the individual issues, with the various variant covers, not because I think they are going to be worth a lot of money some day, but because I thought it would be a fun thing to collect. This is the first comic book to his 1000 issues. The short stories inside this issue vary in quality, but they are all pretty good. This collection Collects Action Comics issue #1000 and a bonus story from Paul Levitz and Neal Adams It is pretty cool that Action Comics hit Issue #1000 in 2018. I bought a bunch of the individual issues, with the various variant covers, not because I think they are going to be worth a lot of money some day, but because I thought it would be a fun thing to collect. This is the first comic book to his 1000 issues. The short stories inside this issue vary in quality, but they are all pretty good. This collection also contains the variant cover gallery, which I enjoy seeing. It might be worth mentioning that Brian Michael Bendis' first DC work, and first time writing Superman, is inside of this collection. I had read most of this last April, other than the bonus story that is unique to this collection.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Iris Nevers

    (Read in single issue) The big huzzah of Superman and all the stories were great. Except for the Bendis story. Currently, it's okay and having more back matter is nice. But when it came out (and now still) it was boring and just... too boring. (Read in single issue) The big huzzah of Superman and all the stories were great. Except for the Bendis story. Currently, it's okay and having more back matter is nice. But when it came out (and now still) it was boring and just... too boring.

  12. 4 out of 5

    ManOfLaBook.com

    For more reviews and bookish posts please visit: http://www.ManOfLaBook.com Action Comics #1000: The Deluxe Edition is an anthology of Superman, the world’s greatest hero by various authors and artists. This is more of a celebration of the character than a cohesive story. I was excited to get Action Comics #1000: The Deluxe Edition, not only because of the celebration of the Superman character I’ve enjoyed since childhood, but also because of the amount of talent involved. There were many talented For more reviews and bookish posts please visit: http://www.ManOfLaBook.com Action Comics #1000: The Deluxe Edition is an anthology of Superman, the world’s greatest hero by various authors and artists. This is more of a celebration of the character than a cohesive story. I was excited to get Action Comics #1000: The Deluxe Edition, not only because of the celebration of the Superman character I’ve enjoyed since childhood, but also because of the amount of talent involved. There were many talented writers and artists involved in this edition Brian Michael Bendis, Geoff Johns, Tom King, Brad Meltzer, Scott Snyder, Jim Lee, John Cassaday, Olivier Coipel, Marv Wolfman, Peter J. Tomasi, Patrick Gleason, Paul Dini, Clay Mann, José Luis García-López, Rafael Albuquerque and the legendary Curt Swan. It is difficult to rate this book for the same reason it’s difficult to rate a book of short stories – the quality varies (sometimes greatly). Some of the stories were exciting, tales which capture the essence of Superman with little of no words. The story by Tom King (one of the best writers in comics today, in my opinion), which takes place in the far future and tells of a dying Superman, grateful to his Earth parents. The artwork by Clay Mann certainly made this piece one of the stars of the this anthology. I’m glad that DC Comics decided to mark the 1,000th issue, a major milestone, in such a wonderful way, with brilliant talent. I’m looking forward to see what DC has in store for Superman and hoping to be around when issue the #2,000 anthology be put together.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Trike

    This is not a graphic novel in the sense that it tells a single cohesive story. Rather it is an anthology of short stories celebrating Superman’s 80th anniversary (1938 to 2018). As with most books of this nature by a multitude of creators, the quality varies, but there isn’t a single bad one in the bunch. As a retrospective it works fine. The one chapter which was annoying is the new Bendis version, which is basically a teaser for a completely different book, so thematically it doesn’t fit in wi This is not a graphic novel in the sense that it tells a single cohesive story. Rather it is an anthology of short stories celebrating Superman’s 80th anniversary (1938 to 2018). As with most books of this nature by a multitude of creators, the quality varies, but there isn’t a single bad one in the bunch. As a retrospective it works fine. The one chapter which was annoying is the new Bendis version, which is basically a teaser for a completely different book, so thematically it doesn’t fit in with this collection. It doesn’t make sense as a marketing tool because people who are interested in a Superman story collection that alternTes between nostalgia and character moments aren’t going to buy Man of Steel, and those who are already going to buy Man of Steel don’t need to be sold on it. That said, overall it’s a nice collection, with some fluff extras. Primarily for Superman aficionados.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Danijel Jedriško

    AC #1000 is a collection of emotions about the Man of Steel. As such, it's one of the best comics you can buy if you're a fan of Superman. Emotional journey to my own personal kryptonite. AC #1000 is a collection of emotions about the Man of Steel. As such, it's one of the best comics you can buy if you're a fan of Superman. Emotional journey to my own personal kryptonite.

  15. 4 out of 5

    SSShafiq

    This a completely subjective rating as a fan. There is no analysis here other than to pay homage to Superman. The edition is a collection of thank you stories by various artists which I loved as a fan. Others, especially those who find Superman innate goodness and moral fortitude boring, will be left indifferent. As a fan I loved it. Happy Birthday supes! Thank you for all the inspiration you provided over many years.

  16. 4 out of 5

    John Yelverton

    This graphic novel has been a long time in coming, and the true Superman fan will delight in the storytelling and the homages to previous issues and art styles used for the past eighty years of "Action Comics." This graphic novel has been a long time in coming, and the true Superman fan will delight in the storytelling and the homages to previous issues and art styles used for the past eighty years of "Action Comics."

  17. 5 out of 5

    Mr Osowski

    Excited to see what Bendis is going to do.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Jeremy Whetzel

    Great collection of small Superman stories, leading up to the beginning of the mini-series from Brian Michael Bendis "The Man of Steel". Amazing talents throughout. Great collection of small Superman stories, leading up to the beginning of the mini-series from Brian Michael Bendis "The Man of Steel". Amazing talents throughout.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Higor Hebert

    almost perfect 4,8 if it weren't for Bendis story, it would have been perfect. almost perfect 4,8 if it weren't for Bendis story, it would have been perfect.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Brian Poole

    DC celebrates the landmark 1000th issue of Action Comics with a celebration of Superman’s eight decades. The special issue is now available in a hardcover Deluxe Edition. Instead of one epic story, the anniversary edition contains a collection of shorts from a variety of high profile creative teams, many with a history with the Man of Steel. The outgoing Rebirth era creative teams on the regular Superman books get the lead slots, with Dan Jurgens focusing on Superman’s reluctance to attend a cele DC celebrates the landmark 1000th issue of Action Comics with a celebration of Superman’s eight decades. The special issue is now available in a hardcover Deluxe Edition. Instead of one epic story, the anniversary edition contains a collection of shorts from a variety of high profile creative teams, many with a history with the Man of Steel. The outgoing Rebirth era creative teams on the regular Superman books get the lead slots, with Dan Jurgens focusing on Superman’s reluctance to attend a celebration in his honor, while Peter Tomasi and Patrick Gleason tell a time-bending tale whose full-page images echo famous moments from the character’s long history. The other significant inclusion is an introduction to the Brian Michael Bendis era of the franchise, with a story illustrated by Jim Lee. The other shorts focus on certain aspects of Superman’s persona or on key relationships. The Deluxe Edition is filled out with a trove of alternate covers by some high profile artists and a reprint of the very first Superman story from Action Comics #1. These kind of anniversary jams can be hit or miss, and while some passages make a stronger impression than others, overall the quality is fairly high. There are no outright clunkers, though a couple of the mini-concepts can be a bit odd. But with an extensive roster of high profile creators participating, fans get a lot of perspectives on the iconic character, with a tendency toward gentler moments. The alternate covers feel like more than padding, affording a wide range of artists an opportunity to offer their perspectives, many riffing on famous images from the character’s lengthy history. The reprint of Superman’s debut is an engaging time capsule, showing how far the hero has come. In addition to Superman, the stories feature some of his most important relationships, including wife Lois Lane, son Jon Kent and arch-enemy Lex Luthor. Some may find the marginalization of certain characters puzzling (Jimmy Olsen, Lana Lang, Pete Ross and a few others are either marginalized or absent altogether). But even at around 80 pages, the main section contains only so much real estate and while some readers might have made different choices on who to include or spotlight, the stories are uniformly readable, even if not necessarily essential. This isn’t a “must read” but for fans of Superman and his colorful history, Action Comics #1000 Deluxe Edition is worth checking out.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Ma'Belle

    I picked this up so I could read all the new Bendis-written Superman tales, but his one issue in this deluxe collection is actually the weakest part of the whole thing! It's mostly a disconnected anthology of classic Superman tribute one-shots by various well-known writers. I liked some of the nods to Tom King's exceptional and unique Mister Miracle series, but his actual writing of Superman was not my favorite. The most interesting thing in this collection for me was the reprinting of Action Com I picked this up so I could read all the new Bendis-written Superman tales, but his one issue in this deluxe collection is actually the weakest part of the whole thing! It's mostly a disconnected anthology of classic Superman tribute one-shots by various well-known writers. I liked some of the nods to Tom King's exceptional and unique Mister Miracle series, but his actual writing of Superman was not my favorite. The most interesting thing in this collection for me was the reprinting of Action Comics #1! Like most people exposed to this culture, I've seen the famous cover of Superman's first appearance countless times, but I had never actually read that introductory iteration! And wow, it hit me like a real, unexpected super-punch! Within the first few pages, Superman is confronting implied rape and domestic violence, and stopping the execution of a wrongly-indicted woman named Evelyn Curry (stowing that first real background character name away in my brain in case it pops up as an easter egg elsewhere). He's also kind of a jerk, aggressively bullying people who haven't done anything wrong and catching them off-guard with no effective explanation, and then cowering and defaulting to sexist and rape culture-based power dynamics when interacting with Lois Lane and a mobster-type douchebag named Butch (who definitely appeared in one of the earlier, more recent comics in this collection, and who I didn't know anything about until having read AC#1). I was super impressed by how much information and story Simon and Shuster were able to pack into that first issue! Certain elements from that 1938 debut have been obviously ret-conned, so it was interesting to see what the first intentions were and imagine how Superman might have otherwise developed if he remained in that reality and trajectory.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Sarah

    If you're a Superman fan, this is a must-read. I mean... it's the 1,000th issue of Action Comics! Aside from that, though, this is also a wonderful collection of quick stories that perfectly capture the Man of Steel and why we love him... and why we need him. The theme in many of the stories--that he inspires us and and that we inspire him (aka, the good in humanity/our strength of will make us truly the "super" ones)--is a testament to why Superman is still relevant even in this modern world. M If you're a Superman fan, this is a must-read. I mean... it's the 1,000th issue of Action Comics! Aside from that, though, this is also a wonderful collection of quick stories that perfectly capture the Man of Steel and why we love him... and why we need him. The theme in many of the stories--that he inspires us and and that we inspire him (aka, the good in humanity/our strength of will make us truly the "super" ones)--is a testament to why Superman is still relevant even in this modern world. My favorite story was definitely the Superman Day one--it was sweet, a little bit funny, and had some great Super Family dynamics with Lois and Jon. Another strong favorite was also the one where Superman was sent back in time: different artists paying homage to different stories from the past 80 years. What an issue! I also loved looking through the variant covers by the myriad of amazing artists, and the inclusion of the very first Action Comics issue at the end was also a nice touch. Plus, this graphic novel had a little preview of what's coming up next for Superman... and it has me eager to read the next volume. Basically... this was the perfect compilation celebrating 80 years of the one and only... Superman.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Clay Bartel

    As far as the art is concerned this is an incredibly beautiful book. If you go into this book having read the Action Comics Rebirth run and expect this book to end off that arc or launch you into the next 1000 issues of Action Comics... well you will be disappointed. Basically this book is a bunch of 3 page short stories that are loosely related to stories from Superman's past. Unfortunately only a couple of them are interesting, frankly they are just all to short to matter. There are 2 long stori As far as the art is concerned this is an incredibly beautiful book. If you go into this book having read the Action Comics Rebirth run and expect this book to end off that arc or launch you into the next 1000 issues of Action Comics... well you will be disappointed. Basically this book is a bunch of 3 page short stories that are loosely related to stories from Superman's past. Unfortunately only a couple of them are interesting, frankly they are just all to short to matter. There are 2 long stories. TRUTH that is just issue 1 from Man of Steel by Bendis... and I'd already bought volume 1 so I'd read the story already. The other full issue is Action Comics #1 the original issue that introduced Superman. Interesting to read on a historical note but the art is very dated and the story is as well... comics older then say the 70s dont have my interest. So basically what you get is loads of beautiful art in different styles reflecting different periods and a bunch of 3 page short stories.... Feel like DC knowing this book would be a big seller could have launched a few big stories that could be picked up in future volumes. Instead I got a load of stories that lead no where ... so where do I go from here. Missed opportunity!

  24. 4 out of 5

    Adam Fisher

    This deluxe collection is a true celebration of Superman. Over the course of several short stories, we see many eras of Superman, as well as many of his allied side characters (Lois, Jimmy, etc) all in various forms of Supes love and appreciation. One story seems to stand out as the story to continue the tale into the next story. Beautifully drawn by Jim Lee and written by new-to-DC writer Brian Michael Bendis, we meet Rogol Zaar, an intergalactic killer who claims to not only be sent by Jor-El t This deluxe collection is a true celebration of Superman. Over the course of several short stories, we see many eras of Superman, as well as many of his allied side characters (Lois, Jimmy, etc) all in various forms of Supes love and appreciation. One story seems to stand out as the story to continue the tale into the next story. Beautifully drawn by Jim Lee and written by new-to-DC writer Brian Michael Bendis, we meet Rogol Zaar, an intergalactic killer who claims to not only be sent by Jor-El to kill Superman and Supergirl, but also claims to have caused the destruction of Krypton! "The Man of Steel" is next up for Superman and I can't wait to see what happens. Including lots of variant covers and art, as well as a reprint of Action Comics #1 was a nice touch and I hope the Deluxe Edition of Detective Comics (dropping in 2019) has both #1 and #27, which is the first appearance of Batman. Recommend.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Georgie

    it's a bird! it's a plane! it's an 80 year old man in red underwear flying! its the 1000th issue of action comics and dc is celebrating by making a huge issue with tens of creators making a bunch of short stories. some of my favourite stories in this were from the city that has everything by Dan Jurgens, of tomorrow by tom king and clay Mann, faster than a speeding bullet by Brad Meltzer and the truth by Brian Michael Bendis. the other ones were good but these were the ones that stood out to me. ov it's a bird! it's a plane! it's an 80 year old man in red underwear flying! its the 1000th issue of action comics and dc is celebrating by making a huge issue with tens of creators making a bunch of short stories. some of my favourite stories in this were from the city that has everything by Dan Jurgens, of tomorrow by tom king and clay Mann, faster than a speeding bullet by Brad Meltzer and the truth by Brian Michael Bendis. the other ones were good but these were the ones that stood out to me. overall great book.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Chris Orme

    38/120 (2019 Reading Challenge) This is for the deluxe edition not the standard single issue (as they seem to be lumped together here). I liked the actual issue, lots of shorts from some great artists & authors. That pay homage to Superman & also the different years the comic has been through. You get the original Superman in there too (read it before, of course) which is good to see the origins again. Compared to now. The different variant covers are included which is nice. As well as some scrip 38/120 (2019 Reading Challenge) This is for the deluxe edition not the standard single issue (as they seem to be lumped together here). I liked the actual issue, lots of shorts from some great artists & authors. That pay homage to Superman & also the different years the comic has been through. You get the original Superman in there too (read it before, of course) which is good to see the origins again. Compared to now. The different variant covers are included which is nice. As well as some scripts & sketches. When personally interest me. A nice celebration, happy belated birthday Supes.

  27. 4 out of 5

    B

    I don't know. Not a strong start. Jonathan Kent (view spoiler)[ essentially gets willingly kidnapped by his evil space grandfather (hide spoiler)] . And Bendis steals (view spoiler)[ Earth One's idea to have an evil alien connected with the destruction of Krypton. (hide spoiler)] . Also, why is Superman dating? That's what it seems like, right? I don't know. Not a strong start. Jonathan Kent (view spoiler)[ essentially gets willingly kidnapped by his evil space grandfather (hide spoiler)] . And Bendis steals (view spoiler)[ Earth One's idea to have an evil alien connected with the destruction of Krypton. (hide spoiler)] . Also, why is Superman dating? That's what it seems like, right?

  28. 4 out of 5

    Will Cooper

    A ton of small stories and pin ups/covers. The covers are mostly great and the stories, of course, are great, bad, boring, fun, and a couple lead into a new Superman series. So, happy 1000th birthday, Superman, or however that works!

  29. 5 out of 5

    Kris Ritchie

    Eh it was alright, still kind of bland. But shall see how Bendis' Supes shapes up. Eh it was alright, still kind of bland. But shall see how Bendis' Supes shapes up.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Vanessa Yeazel

    This pays tribute to Superman and his legacy in the best way possible. This is one of my favorite comics.

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