BEST COMICS OF THE WEEK: Arriving April 11
April 10, 2018
BEST COMICS OF THE WEEK: Arriving April 11
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We think these are the Best Comics of the Week: Arriving April 11!
- See the text LIST of everything this week on the ‘New Comics Arriving Wednesday’ blog.
- Look at the NEW COMICS page for a cover gallery of all the items arriving this week.
- Click on a cover for a full description from Diamond’s PreviewsWorld site.
Best Comics of the Week: Arriving April 11 – FEATURING:
ACTION COMICS 80 YEARS OF SUPERMAN HC
Writers: Jerry Seigel, Fred Guardineer, Mort Weisinger, Don Cameron, Jerry Coleman, Otto Binder, Edmond Hamilton, Len Wein, Cary Bates, Marv Wolfman, John Byrne, Roger Stern, Joe Kelly, Grant Morrison, Paul Levitz
Artists: Joe Shuster, Fred Guardineer, Mort Meskin, Ed Dobrotka, Wayne Boring, Stan Kaye, Al Plastino, Jim Mooney, Curt Swan, George Klein, Carmine Infantino, Dick Giordano, Joe Giella, Gil Kane, John Byrne, Kerry Gammill, Dennis Janke, Bob McLeod, Ben Oliver, Neal Adams
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A never before unpublished twelve-page Golden Age Superman story believed to have been written by Jerry Siegel with art by the Joe Shuster Studio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 longer be included in this title. The poster, which features all one thousand ACTION COMICS covers, will be offered as a separate item with ordering details to come soon.
Writer: Saladin Ahmed
Artist: Javier Rodriguez
INTRODUCING THE ALL-NEW VALKYRIE!
DON’T BLINK – THE EXILES ARE BACK!
Fan-favorite X-Man Blink once joined a team destined to save not just the world, but the entire Multiverse. And now, her teleporting talents are needed once again! When a mysterious threat begins eating away at the fabric of the Multiverse, the Unseen – the man once known as Nick Fury who now can only observe Earth from a lofty post on the moon – must recruit a champion to save it. But she can’t do it alone. Who will join Blink’s new team – and can they ever go home again?
IMMORTAL MEN #1
Writer: James Tynion IV
Artists: Jim Lee, Scott Williams
“THE END OF FOREVER” part one! There is a secret history to the DC Universe of heroes who have protected humanity from the shadows since the dawn of time…and who can live forever. Enter the Immortal Men! The team, headed by the Immortal Man, has waged a secret war against the House of Conquest for countless years-but Conquest has dealt a devastating blow. When their base of operations, known as the Campus, is savagely attacked, the Immortal Men must seek out their last hope-an emerging metahuman known as Caden Park! Caden’s emerging powers may be able to ensure the Immortal Men’s survival-but will Conquest get to him first?
OBLIVION SONG #2
Writer: Robert Kirkman
Artist: Lorenzo De Felici
Nathan’s obsession with Oblivion has put a strain on every aspect of his life. His love for Heather is really put to the test now that he’s closer than he’s ever been to finding what he’s truly looking for.