The 80th anniversary of Superman is finally here! And with it comes the much-anticipated release of Action Comics 1000, in all its variant-cover glory.
When DC Comics gave us a preview of some of Action Comics 1000 different variant covers commemorating 80 years of Superman earlier this year, fans were understandably excited. But who could blame us? With legendary artists such as Jim Steranko, Michael Cho, and Dan Jurgens contributing, we knew that this historic issue was going to be epic.
Each variant cover features a different artist paying tribute to the Man of Steel throughout his 80-year history. Furthermore, not only do the images pay homage to a particular time in Superman’s history, they also have the appropriate logos, etc. for their respective decades. As you might expect, the results are simply amazing.
Check them out and let us know which one is your favorite.
The Origin of Action Comics
Action Comics debuted in June of 1938 with a cover price of 10¢. It features the first appearance of several comic book heroes; however, the most notable of these was the Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster creation, Superman. The book would publish 904 issues (not including special issues) before it restarted its numbering in the fall of 2011. It returned to its original numbering with issue 957, published on June 8, 2016.