Happy 80th birthday, Superman!
Action Comics #1 was released on April 18, 1938*. 80 years later to the day, the book sees its 1000th issue.
My very first comic was an Action Comic, specifically issue #724, and I still have it.
Through the years, Superman has had many wonderful adventures in Action…
…some not so wonderful…
…and some that DC thankfully undid and left behind as a footnote in the Big Book of Bad Reboot Ideas.
Anyway, without this comic magazine and its humble beginnings, comics as we know them would not exist. I’m glad we live in a world with a Superman. Though he’s not “real,” the character has helped me through some rough times.
So happy birthday Superman, here’s to 80 more years and beyond!