Graphic Novel Review: Action Comics #1000: The Deluxe Edition

Action Comics #1000: The Deluxe Edition is an anthology of Superman, the world’s greatest hero by various authors and artists.  This is more of a celebration of the character than a cohesive story.

  • 384 pages
  • Publisher: DC Comics; Deluxe edition
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9781401278878

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My rat­ing for Action Comics #1000: The Deluxe Edition  — 4
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I was excited to get Action Comics #1000: The Deluxe Edition, not only because of the celebration of the Superman character I’ve enjoyed since childhood, but also because of the amount of talent involved. There were many talented writers and artists involved in this edition  Brian Michael Bendis, Geoff Johns, Tom King, Brad Meltzer, Scott Snyder, Jim Lee, John Cassaday, Olivier Coipel, Marv Wolfman, Peter J. Tomasi, Patrick Gleason, Paul Dini, Clay Mann, José Luis García-López,  Rafael Albuquerque and the legendary Curt Swan.

It is difficult to rate this book for the same reason it’s difficult to rate a book of short stories – the quality varies (sometimes greatly). Some of the stories were exciting, tales which capture the essence of Superman with little of no words. The story by Tom King (one of the best writers in comics today, in my opinion), which takes place in the far future and tells of a dying Superman, grateful to his Earth parents. The artwork by Clay Mann certainly made this piece one of the stars of the this anthology.

I’m glad that DC Comics decided to mark the 1,000th issue, a major milestone, in such a wonderful way, with brilliant talent. I’m looking forward to see what DC has in store for Superman and hoping to be around when issue the #2,000 anthology be put together.

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Zohar — Man of la Book
Dis­claimer: I got this book for free.
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