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Cover to Action Comics #1

Action Comics is published by DC Comics. The current price per issue is $2.99.

Publication DatesEdit

Last IssuesEdit

Action Comics #32: 04 Jun 2014

Current IssueEdit

Action Comics #33: 02 Jul 2014

Next IssueEdit

Action Comics Annual #3: 06 Aug 2014

StatusEdit

Monthly on-going.

CharactersEdit

Main CharactersEdit

  • Superman/Kal-El/Clark Kent - The last survivor of the planet Krypton, Superman has many powers on Earth, including flight, super-strength, super-speed, x-ray vision, heat vision, and invulnerability. (aka "The Man of Steel,' 'The Man of Tomorrow') - wikipedia:Superman

AlliesEdit

  • Jimmy Olsen - Photographer and cub reporter for the Daily Planet. Has a 'signal watch' that can be used to contact Superman. Sometimes called "Superman's Pal" - wikipedia:Jimmy Olsen

EnemiesEdit

  • Darkseid - Powerful evil ruler of the otherdimensional world of Apokolips. - wikipedia:Darkseid

Minor CharactersEdit

  • Jor-El - Superman's biological father from Krypton. Deceased. - wikipedia:Jor-El

Other Characters/Places/ThingsEdit

  • Smallville - Kansas farming town where Clark Kent was raised on Earth. Current home to Martha & Jonathan Kent, and Superboy/Conner Kent. - wikipedia:Smallville

Recent StorylinesEdit

Action Comics #33 Edit

This is the current issue, and therefore no story information will be posted about this issue. Please check your local comic shop for copies of this issue.

Action Comics #32 Edit

Past StorylinesEdit

Action Comics #857 Edit

"Escape from Bizarro World" part 3 of 3

Action Comics #856 Edit

"Escape from Bizarro World" part 2 of 3

Action Comics #855 Edit

"Escape from Bizarro World" part 1 of 3

Action Comics #835 Edit

"A Contagion of Madness" - Young radio shock jock Leslie gets fired, gets electrical powers, and terrorizes Metropolis as Livewire until Superman stops her. Meanwhile, Lois Lane has to escape from being held captive by a stalker.

Action Comics #829 Edit

"Sacrifice" part 2 of 4. The Justice League confronts Superman about the blood (literally) on his hands. Superman explains that he battled the villainous Darkseid, attempting to kill the evil monarch when he killed Lois Lane, but this obviously didn't happen since Lois is still alive and well. The JLA tell Superman that the blood is not Darkseid's, but that of Batman, currently lying in intensive care. (continued in Adventures of Superman #642)

Action Comics #828 Edit

"Strange Attractors" part 2 of 2. Superman continues to battle Dr. Polaris and Repulse, who has taken physical form. Superman convinces Polaris to help him destroy Repulse, then Black Adam and Zoom (of the Secret Society of Super-Villains) show up to take Polaris away, while Superman & Black Adam save a bridge from collapsing. Meanwhile, Lois Lane publicly exposes the corruption of Congressman Shephard, who vows revenge.

Action Comics #827 Edit

"Strange Attractors" part 1 of 2. Superman defends an African tribe from the men of a militant warlord. Later, he battles Dr. Polaris, who is destroying Metropolis via a battle with Repulse, a fragment of Polaris's fragmented psyche.

CollectionsEdit

HardcoversEdit

  • Superman: The Action Comics Archives vol. 1 - Collects Superman stories from vol. 1 #1, 7-20. - WorldCat - ISBN 1563893355
  • Superman: The Action Comics Archives vol. 2 - Collects Superman stories from vol. 1 #21-36. - WorldCat - ISBN 1563894262
  • Superman: The Action Comics Archives vol. 3 - Collects Superman stories from vol. 1 #37-52. - WorldCat - ISBN 1563897105
  • Superman: The Action Comics Archives vol. 4 - Collects Superman stories from vol. 1 #53-68. "This volume contains classic Golden Age tales, including the first appearance of the Toyman, the return of the Prankster, and more." - WorldCat - ISBN 1401204082
  • Superman: The Action Comics Archives vol. 5 - Collects Superman stories from vol. 1 #69-85. - WorldCat - ISBN 1401211887
  • Superman: The Man of Tomorrow Archives, vol. 1 - Collects the Superman stories from vol. 1 #241-247, plus Superman vol. 1 #122-126. "The debuts of the Fortress of Solitude, Brainiac, Kandor, the Super-Pets, and much more!" - WorldCat - ISBN 1401201563
  • Superman: The Man of Tomorrow Archives, vol. 2 - Collects the Superman stories from vol. 1 #248-254, plus Superman vol. 1 #127-131. "We meet Lori Lemaris, Metallo and Bizarro, witness the Silver Age return of Mr. Mxyzptlk and more." - WorldCat - ISBN 1401207677
  • Superman: The Man of Tomorrow Archives, vol. 3 - Collects the Superman stories from vol. 1 #255-266, plus Superman vol. 1 #132-139. "Superman meets a super outlaw from Krypton, fights Titano the Super-Ape, battles Lex Luthor and more!" - WorldCat - ISBN 1401241077


  • Superman: The Golden Age Omnibus, vol. 1 - Collects the Superman stories from vol. 1 #1-31, plus New York World's Fair #1 & 1940, and Superman vol. 1 #1-7. - WorldCat - ISBN 1401241891



  • The Adventures of Superman: Gil Kane - Collects vol. 1 #539-541, 544-546, 551-554; plus Superman vol. 1 #367, 372, 375; Superman Special #1-2; DC Comics Presents Annual #3. - WorldCat - ISBN 140123674X
  • Superman: The Death and Return of Superman Omnibus - Collects vol. 1 #683-691, plus Superman vol. 1 #496-505 & vol. 2 #73-82; Superman: The Man of Steel #17-26; Justice League America #69; Superman: The Legacy of Superman #1; and Green Lantern vol. 2 #46. - WorldCat - ISBN 1401238645
  • Superman: Last Son - Collects vol. 1 #844-846, 851, Annual 11. "A rocket lands in Metropolis containing a boy Superman thinks is from Krypton. Along with figuring out what that means to him, Superman must protect young Christopher Kent, who has become the most valuable child on the planet thanks to his immense power. Lex Luthor has his sights on him, assembling his own team of villains to nab Christopher. It all leads to an action-packed finale, as Superman and the new Superman Revenge Squad - Lex Luthor, Bizarro, the Parasite and Metallo - take on General Zod, Ursa and Non in a battle for Metropolis, the future of Krypton and Christopher Kent." - WorldCat - ISBN 140121343X
  • Superman: Escape from Bizarro World - Collects vol. 1 #855-857, plus Superman #140, DC Comics Presents #71 & Man of Steel #5. "Bizarro returns to kidnap one of the most important people in Superman's life. But what does the twisted, ersatz Man of Steel want? The only way to find out is to travel to the enemy's home: Bizarro World!" - WorldCat - ISBN 140121794X
  • Superman and the Legion of Super-Heroes - Collects vol. 1 #858-863. "When he was a boy, Clark Kent was isolated and alone until he met this teen team from the 31st century. Today, it's been years since Superman saw his childhood friends. Why haven't they returned to visit him? What's become of the symbol of Superman in the future? And just why is the future so dangerous for Superman? They warned him away, but now he's determined to help his friends - even if it means his life!" - WorldCat - ISBN 1401218199
  • Superman: Nightwing and Flamebird, vol. 1 - Collects vol. 1 #875-879 & Annual #12. "Earth finds itself without Superman! And this world without a Superman is a very dangerous place indeed. The only thing standing between the good (and the not-so-good) citizens of Earth and the shadow of doom are the all-new Nightwing and Flamebird. But who are these two heroes who have taken their names from legends of Krypton’s past?" - WorldCat - ISBN 1401226388
  • Superman: Nightwing and Flamebird, vol. 2 - Collects vol. 1 #883-889, Superman #696, and stories from Adventure Comics #8-10. "With The Man of Steel away on New Krypton, it’s up to Mon-El to face off against Bizarro and General Lane – Lois Lane’s father." - WorldCat - ISBN 1401229395
  • Superman: The Black Ring - Collects vol. 1 #890-895. "When Lex Luthor finally regained control of LexCorp, he thought he had everything he wanted. But in Blackest Night, he briefly became an Orange Lantern and got a taste of true power. Now he’ll do anything to get that power back." - WorldCat - ISBN 1401230334
  • Superman: The Black Ring, vol. 2 - Collects vol. 1 #896-900 & Annual #3, plus Secret Six #29. "Luthor’s quest for the Black Lantern energy takes him to Arkham Asylum for a close encounter with The Joker, and then into direct conflict with Larfleeze, the ultra-greedy Orange Lantern." - WorldCat - ISBN 1401230334
  • Superman: The Reign of Doomsday - Collects vol. 1 #900-904. "The monster that once Superman’s life in a battle that destroyed half of Metropolis is back for another round with the Man of Steel." - WorldCat - ISBN 1401233457
  • Superman - Action Comics, vol. 1: Superman and the Men of Steel - Collects vol. 2 #1-8. - WorldCat - ISBN 1401235468
  • Superman - Action Comics, vol. 2: Bulletproof - Collects vol. 2 #9-12, 0, & Annual #1. - WorldCat - ISBN 1401241018
  • Superman - Action Comics, vol. 5: What Lies Beneath - Collects vol. 2 #25-29. - WorldCat - ISBN 1401249477 - (forthcoming, December 2014)

Trade PaperbacksEdit

  • The Superman Chronicles, vol. 1 - Collects Superman stories from vol. 1 #1-13, plus New York World's Fair Comics #1 and Superman #1. - WorldCat - ISBN 1401207642
  • The Superman Chronicles, vol. 3 - Collects Superman stories from vol. 1 #21-25, plus Superman #4-5 and New York World's Fair 1940. - WorldCat - ISBN 140121374X
  • The Superman Chronicles, vol. 5 - Collects Superman stories from vol. 1 #32-36, plus Superman #8-9 & World's Best Comics #1. "Superman faces the threat of the Krypto gun and meets Perry White for the first time." - WorldCat - ISBN 1401218512
  • The Superman Chronicles, vol. 6 - Collects Superman stories from vol. 1 #37-40, plus Superman #10-11 & World's Finest Comics #2-3. "Superman’s Golden Age battles with the Unknown X, Lex Luthor and more." - WorldCat - ISBN 1401221874
  • The Superman Chronicles, vol. 7 - Collects Superman stories from vol. 1 #41-43, plus Superman #12-13 & World's Finest Comics #4. "The Man of Tomorrow investigates sabotage at a factory, battles giant mutant beasts created by Lex Luthor, encounters the mysterious Archer and discovers a lost underground civilization bent on conquering the surface world." - WorldCat - ISBN 1401222889
  • The Superman Chronicles, vol. 8 - Collects Superman stories from vol. 1 #44-46, plus Superman #16-17 & World's Finest Comics #6-7. "The Man of Tomorrow faces threats from the mysterious Undersea City and more." - WorldCat - ISBN 1401226477
  • The Superman Chronicles, vol. 9 - Collects Superman stories from vol. 1 #47-52, plus Superman #14-15 & World's Finest Comics #5. "Superman battles Lex Luthor, Metallo, The Talon and The Human Bomb. With help from Lois Lane, he faces down crooked politicians and slumlords." - WorldCat - ISBN 1401231225
  • The Superman Chronicles, vol. 10 - Collects Superman stories from vol. 1 #53-55, plus Superman #18-19 & World's Finest Comics #7. "Superman battles The Night Owl, Nazi sympathizers, the mysterious 'Man with the Cane,' and a mad scientist who brings characters from newspaper comic strips to life." - WorldCat - ISBN 1401234887 - (forthcoming, September 2012)


  • Showcase Presents: Superman, vol. 1 - Collects vol. 1 #241-257, plus Superman (first series) #122-133 (in B&W). "Featuring the birth of the Silver Age Superman mythos, including the first appearances of Supergirl, Brainiac, the Fortess of Solitude and more." - WorldCat - ISBN 1401207588
  • Showcase Presents: Superman, vol. 2 - Collects vol. 1 #258-275, plus Superman (first series) #134-145 (in B&W). "The Man of Steel faces off against a wide array of threats, from the impish Mr. Mxyzptlk to the deadly alien Brainiac to the utterly incomprehensible Bizarro." - WorldCat - ISBN 1401210414
  • Showcase Presents: Superman, vol. 3 - Collects vol. 1 #276-292?, plus Superman (first series) #146-156? (in B&W). "Includes appearances by Supergirl and Krypto and a retelling of Superman's origin, plus threats from Lex Luthor, Brainiac, the Legion of Super-Villains and the Fifth Dimensional imp known as Mr. Mxyzptlk!" - WorldCat - ISBN 1401212719
  • Showcase Presents: Supergirl, vol. 1 - Collects Supergirl stories from vol. 1 #252-281; plus Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen #40, 44, 46, 51, 52; Adventure Comics #278; Superboy #80; Superman's Girl Friend Lois Lane #14; and Superman #123, 139, 140, 144. (in B&W) - WorldCat - ISBN 1401217176
  • Showcase Presents: Supergirl, vol. 2 - Collects Supergirl stories from vol. 1 #283-321 (in B&W). - WorldCat - ISBN 1401219802


  • Superman vs. Zod - Collects vol. 1 #473, 548-549 & Annual #10, plus Adventure Comics #283 & DC Comics Presents #97. - WorldCat - ISBN 1401238491
  • Nightwing: Old Friends, New Enemies - Collects the Nightwing stories from vol. 1 #613-618 & 627-634, plus Secret Origins #13. "Nightwing teams up with his old friend Speedy as they hunt the villain Cheshire and Roy’s daughter, but Speedy has a secret Nightwing doesn’t suspect." - WorldCat - ISBN 1401240445
  • DC Comics Presents: Superman, vol. 4 - Collects vol. 1 #768, 771-773.
  • Superman: The Wrath of Gog - Collects vol. 1 #814-819, plus the back-up stories from #812-813. "It's relentless action for the Man of Steel as he faces a horde of enemies from Darkseid to Weapons Master. Will he have enough strength in the end to face the villainous Gog?" - WorldCat - ISBN 1401204503
  • Superman: In the Name of Gog - Collects vol. 1 #820-825. "Gog has traveled from the future determined to keep his promise of killing Superman. But before that, the Man of Steel must face some of his deadliest enemies, including the Silver Banshee, Preus, and Doomsday!" - WorldCat - ISBN 140120757X
  • Superman: Strange Attractors - Collects vol. 1 #827, 828, 830-832. "This volume features Superman squaring off against an assortment of vile villains including Dr. Polaris, Dr. Psycho, Black Adam, Satanus and Livewire." - WorldCat - ISBN 1401209173
  • Superman: Up, Up and Away - Collects vol. 1 #837-840, plus Superman #650-653. "It is One Year Later...and no one has seen or heard from the Man of Steel. As Clark Kent concentrates on his career, the need for the Man of Steel has remained as strong as ever - especially now that Lex Luthor has returned to Metropolis, with his thirst for power fully intact." - WorldCat - ISBN 1401209548
  • Superman: Back in Action - Collects vol. 1 #841-843, plus DC Comics Presents #4, #17, & #24. "An alien race is collecting unique specimens from Earth- and the Man of Steel is first on the list!" - WorldCat - ISBN 1401212638
  • Superman: Last Son of Krypton - Collects vol. 1 #844-846, 851, 866-870, & Annual 11. "It’s Superman vs. Superman Revenge Squad and the Phantom Zone criminals – with the life of Christopher Kent hanging in the balance!" - WorldCat - ISBN 1401237797
  • Superman: 3-2-1 Action - Collects vol. 1 #852-854, plus Superman #665 & Legends of the DC Universe #14. "Will Jimmy Olsen become Superman's new partner in the battle for justice? The secrets of Jimmy's past are revealed." - WorldCat - ISBN 1401216803
  • Superman: Escape from Bizarro World - Collects vol. 1 #855-857, plus Superman #140, DC Comics Presents #71 & Man of Steel #5. "Bizarro returns to kidnap one of the most important people in Superman's life. But what does the twisted, ersatz Man of Steel want? The only way to find out is to travel to the enemy's home: Bizarro World!" - WorldCat - ISBN 1401220339 - (forthcoming, May 2009)
  • Superman and the Legion of Super-Heroes - Collects vol. 1 #858-863. "When he was a boy, Clark Kent was isolated and alone until he met this teen team from the 31st century. Today, it's been years since Superman saw his childhood friends. Why haven't they returned to visit him? What's become of the symbol of Superman in the future? And just why is the future so dangerous for Superman? They warned him away, but now he's determined to help his friends - even if it means his life!" - WorldCat - ISBN 1401219047
  • DC Comics Presents: Captain Atom, vol. 1 - Collects the back-up stories from #879-889. "Captain Atom’s memory is falling apart right in the heat of battle! Can he get it together in time to face off again Major Disaster?"
  • Supergirl: Friends and Fugitives - Collects vol. 1 #881-882, plus Supergirl #43, 45-47 & Superman Secret Files 2009 #1. "Supergirl and Flamebird must work together to track down their father’s assassin – Reactron! But these childhood friends find themselves at each other’s throats." - WorldCat - ISBN 1401227953
  • Superman - Action Comics, vol. 1: Superman and the Men of Steel - Collects vol. 2 #1-8. - WorldCat - ISBN 1401235476
  • Superman - Action Comics, vol. 2: Bulletproof - Collects vol. 2 #9-12, 0, & Annual #1. - WorldCat - ISBN 1401242545

DigitalEdit

  • Superman: A Celebration of 75 Years - Collects vol. 1 #0, 1-2, 137, 242, 544, 775 & 900; plus Adventures of Superman vol. 1 #498; Superman vol. 1 #11, 17, 53, 76, 141, 149, 247, 400 & Annual #11. - comiXology
  • Lois Lane: A Celebration of 75 Years - Collects vol. 1 #1-2, 6, 484, 600 & 662; plus Adventures of Superman vol. 1 #631; All-Star Superman #2-3; Man of Steel #2; Showcase #9; Superman vol. 1 #29, 33-34, 58 & 168; Superman 80-Page Giant #1; Superman: Lois Lane #1; Superman's Girl Friend Lois Lane #5, 16, 23, 42 & 106; Wonder Woman vol. 1 #170. - comiXology
  • Superman vs. Zod - Collects vol. 1 #473, 548-549 & Annual #10, plus Adventure Comics #283 & DC Comics Presents #97. - Kindle
  • Superman: Last Son of Krypton - Collects vol. 1 #844-846, 851, Annual 11. - Kindle - comiXology
  • Superman: Escape from Bizarro World - Collects vol. 1 #855-857, plus Superman #140, DC Comics Presents #71 & Man of Steel #5. - Kindle - comiXology
  • Superman and the Legion of Super-Heroes - Collects vol. 1 #858-863. - Kindle - comiXology
  • Superman: The Black Ring, vol. 1 - Collects vol. 1 #890-895. - Kindle - comiXology
  • Superman: The Reign of Doomsday - Collects vol. 1 #900-904. - Kindle
  • Superman - Action Comics, vol. 1: Superman and the Men of Steel - Collects vol. 2 #1-8. - Kindle
  • Superman - Action Comics, vol. 2: Bulletproof - Collects vol. 2 #9-12, 0, & Annual #1. - Kindle
  • Superman - Action Comics, vol. 3: At the End of Days - Collects vol. 2 #13-18. - Kindle

HistoryEdit

  • volume 1: #1-904, 1938-2011 (#601-642 as Action Comics Weekly)
  • volume 2: #1- , 2011-present

Leftover Useful InformationEdit

This is the spot for any useful information that doesn't fit into the above categories.

Creative TeamEdit

Superman created by Jerry Siegel & Joe Shuster.

Issues #1-18Edit

Writer: Grant Morrison. Artists/Covers: Rage Morales & Rick Bryant.

Issues #19+ Edit

Writer: Andy Diggle. Artists/Covers: Tony S. Daniel & Batt.

Future Publication DatesEdit

Dates subject to change at the whims of the publisher or distributor. Please see the Diamond Shipping Lists for current information.

Action Comics Annual #3: 06 Aug 2014
Action Comics #34: 06 Aug 2014
Action Comics: Futures End #1: 03 Sep 2014
Action Comics #35: 01 Oct 2014
Superman - Action Comics, vol. 5: What Lies Beneath HC: 31 Dec 2014

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