You can now read the World's most expensive Comic Book Online

Action Comics #1 holds an almost mythical status in Comic history, the début of Superman and the birth of the Superhero comic as we know it. It's been available to read online before, but never in a quality quite like this - not surprising, as this is the most valuable, pristine version of it ever sold. » 10/26/14 1:00pm 10/26/14 1:00pm

The Most Valuable Comic Book Of All Time Is Up For Auction On eBay

Originally published in June 1938, Action Comics #1 is the premier issue of the Action Comics series, and, most notably, the issue in which Superman makes his first appearance. Now, the finest known copy of "the Holy Grail of Comics" is up for auction on eBay – and the top bid is already close to $2-million. » 8/16/14 2:58pm 8/16/14 2:58pm

An exclusive preview of Grant Morison's penultimate issue of Action…

The young Superman of Action Comics is almost done with Grant Morrison, but Grant Morrison's not quite done with him. In our exclusive preview of Action Comics #17 due out out Wednesday) — the second-to-last of Morrison's run, Morrison puts Supers through two very bad days, one in his past, and the other... uh... in… » 2/18/13 9:20am 2/18/13 9:20am

Theft of Nic Cage's Action Comics No. 1 to become a movie, but not…

In 2000, Nicolas Cage's copy of Action Comics No. 1, featuring the first appearance of Superman, was stolen, not to reappear until 2011. Now a comedic heist movie based on the theft is in the works, but it sounds like Cage won't be playing himself. » 3/10/12 8:00am 3/10/12 8:00am

DC Relaunch Snap Judgments, Week 1 - Blue Mohawks & Blue Jeans Superman

We've already crowned Animal Man as the best thing to come out of the DC relaunch, but what about the other twelve titles from last week? » 9/11/11 8:00pm 9/11/11 8:00pm

In comics this week, Animal Man bleeds out his eyes and Superman goes…

What's in comic stores this Wednesday? Grant Morrison's "Bruce Springsteen Superman," the return of scifi man of mystery Casanova Quinn, and Animal Man crying tears of hemoglobin. Gross! » 9/06/11 9:00am 9/06/11 9:00am

Lessons that 2010 taught the entertainment industry

This was a year of hard lessons. Movie attendance and ticket sales fell. Television shows struggled and died. Book publishers faced an electronic future. And through it all, some great works of the imagination thrived. What did 2010 teach us? » 12/29/10 1:27pm 12/29/10 1:27pm

We ask Paul Cornell about Lex Luthor's "death" in Action Comics and the…

We recently chatted with Doctor Who scribe and DC Comics writer Paul Cornell about his plans for Lex Luthor, London's premiere crimefighting force Knight and Squire, and what it's like to work with Neil Gaiman. » 10/02/10 1:45pm 10/02/10 1:45pm

75 Action Comics covers that are worth their weight in gold

An American family recently used a copy of Action Comics 1 they found in their basement to save their home from foreclosure. In honor of this tale (and DC's 75th anniversary), here are 75 absolutely priceless Action Comics covers. » 8/04/10 3:30pm 8/04/10 3:30pm

Superman saves family from losing their home in foreclosure

An anonymous family in the American South was on the verge of foreclosure when they discovered a copy of Action Comics 1 in their basement. The comic, which contains the first appearance of Superman, could fetch more than $250,000. » 8/03/10 3:05pm 8/03/10 3:05pm

Why it's good that Death is meeting Lex Luthor

In October's Action Comics 894, the DC Universe's baldest baddie, Lex Luthor, will meet an unlikely guest star...Death from Neil Gaiman's Sandman. These characters come from two very different corners of comicdom, but their confluence is a win for readers. » 7/10/10 7:23pm 7/10/10 7:23pm

Batman Breaks Superman's Sales Record

Just days after the first appearance of Superman set a new world record for the most expensive comic book ever, Batman's first appearance has sold for even more. The rivalry between those two has really gotten out of hand. » 2/26/10 11:30am 2/26/10 11:30am

DC Loses More Superman Rights

A new court ruling has awarded the heirs of Superman co-creator Jerry Siegel the rights to more stories than the previous original Action Comics #1 appearance. Does this increase the possibility of DC Comics losing control of the character? » 8/14/09 10:00am 8/14/09 10:00am

Classic Scifi Makes A Comeback In DC's Superman Next Year

Wondering why the Superman comics seem to be very superhero-ish, for an alien rocketed to Earth from a dying planet? DC's creators apparently agree with you, and they're promising some more sci-fi for the character's world in the next year. » 7/23/09 1:40pm 7/23/09 1:40pm

The Court Declares Superman's Copyright Situation Confusing

Despite Warner's legal victory against the family of Superman co-creator Jerry Siegel over the character's copyright, the legal future of Clark Kent seems even more complicated than ever - leading the court to appoint an expert to explain it all. » 7/10/09 7:30am 7/10/09 7:30am

Superman To Return To Old Form, Say Creators

Here's what you can expect in the next couple of years of Superman comics - A secret invasion of sorts, non-slutty teenage heroes and a return to classic characterization. In a relatively quiet Thursday morning panel, the creators of Action Comics, Superman and Supergirl let everyone know what they're planning to do… » 7/24/08 2:00pm 7/24/08 2:00pm

Unhappy 70th Birthday, Superman!

It's June 30th, DC Comics' official birthday for the Man of Steel, whose first appearance occurred seventy years ago this month in the first issue of Action Comics. It's true that DC has avoided making a big deal out of Superman's 70th birthday for some reason, but let's take a look and see what they've been doing… » 6/30/08 6:30am 6/30/08 6:30am

Did Brainiac Create Superman?

Brainiac and his city-shrinking ways are back in Action Comics with his own five-issue arc, courtesy of writer Geoff Johns. So what's going to happen in the first issue, and what type of Brainiac are we going to see? Comic Mix interviewed with Johns and he let slip that Brainiac may have more to do with Superman's… » 6/11/08 4:30pm 6/11/08 4:30pm

Summer Movie Madness Hits This Week's Comics

You'd be forgiven for thinking that the comics industry has gone movie mad this week, judging by the books hitting stores tomorrow. Well, more movie mad than usual, perhaps. If it's not Marvel capitalizing on the success of Iron Man with two new Iron Man series and many other books starring the chrome crusader, it's a… » 5/06/08 9:00am 5/06/08 9:00am

io9 Talks To Geoff Johns About Making Superheroes Scifi

In the last few months, comic book writer Geoff Johns has taken Superman out of Metropolis and into space, the future, and alternate dimensions, as well as making former has-been Booster Gold into a time-travellin' paradox-defeatin' hero. With his alternate-world-spanning DC Universe: Zero (co-written with Grant… » 4/29/08 10:20am 4/29/08 10:20am