Over the years, comics have seen a lot of change. Characters die, and new characters are created. Heroes become villains, and vice versa. Titles are renumbered, rebooted, and sometimes replaced. But there has been one constant for 80 years. Action Comics, which celebrates the publication of it’s 1000th issue this week!
This is not your normal monthly release. This is Action Comics #1000! It doesn’t get any bigger than this for Superman, DC Comics or comic fandom. With multiple stories from all-star creators, packaged with incredible covers representing all the different eras of the Man of Steel, this issue is a true reason to celebrate.
And we did celebrate! In Kansas City, Jerry joined the super fans at a midnight opening at Clint’s Comics. With an entire rack of the main book along with all of the variants, the books were flying off of the shelves left and right. A big thank you to Sharon, Keith, Jennifer and Eric for letting the KC comic community start their Superman celebration as soon as possible.
In Oregon, Cullen helped host a Superman party at The Nerd Out, Portland’s premier restaurant sure to appeal to all comic book fans. With trivia contests, prizes and even a Superman cake, Cullen helped lead the party as fans got ready for the midnight opening at Cosmic Monkey. At the store, Cullen helped fans find the book they were looking for, including some books that were autographed by soon-to-be-Superman-writer Brian Michael Bendis.
Now, one of those Bendis-signed books came home with Cullen, but it’s not going to stop there! We are going to pass that along to one of our listeners! Intrigued? All you have to do is share your Superman story with us! Let us know what part of the Superman mythos is most important to you. Is it the comics, the movies, the TV shows, or something else. Send your entry to worstcomicpodcastever @ gmail dot com by Wednesday, April 25, at 5 PM CT to be entered. We will go through the responses and pick at random one of the submissions to win this autographed book.
Now, before you think this week’s show is all Superman, listen up! We had so much fun last week talking about issue #200s, we’re going to spend some time this week talking about a #201 issue. Specifically, Uncanny X-Men #201, where control of the X-Men is decided between a Danger Room fight between Cyclops and Storm. We also have our picks for next week for books you should be looking forward to picking up and reading. As a warning, Cullen has a Beef with this week’s picks.
We would love to hear your comments on the show. Let us know what you’ve been reading or watching this week. Contact us on our website, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or by email. We want to hear from you! As always, we are the Worst. Comic. Podcast. EVER! and we hope you enjoy the show.
The Worst. Comic. Podcast. EVER! is proudly sponsored by Clint’s Comics. Clint’s is located at 3941 Main in Kansas City, Missouri, and is open Monday through Saturday. Whether it is new comics, trade paperbacks, action figures, statues, posters, or T-shirts, the friendly and knowledgeable staff can help you find whatever it is that you need. You should also know that Clint’s has the most extensive collection of back issues in the metro area. If you need to find a particular book to finish the run of a title, head on down to Clint’s or check out their website at clintscomics.com. Tell them that the Worst. Comic. Podcast. EVER! sent you.