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(W) Jerry Seigel & Various (A) Joe Shuster & Various (CA) Jim Lee, Scott Williams. 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 Highlights of this collection include: A new cover by legendary artist and DC Publisher Jim Lee A never before unpublished twelve-page Golden Age Superman story believed to have been written by Jerry Siegel with art by the Joe Shuster Studio Text pieces including: an editor's note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