Updated on 16 October, 2021
Action Comic is an American comic book series which introduced Superman, probably the first main super hero character. The writer was Bill Finger, who wrote a number of comic books and other things related to Superman. His wife helped him create Action Comic. The first volume of the series was published in May of 1939 and the last issue was released in September of 2021. The publisher was later known as National Allied Publications and then as National Periodical Publications and then finally as DC Comics.
Action Comic is known for having some of the best comic book art in the business. In the very first issue, Superman is hit by a bomb and is paralyzed. He then has to find another way to get his body moving again, so he can go to action. Action Comic featured Superman's arch enemies, the villain Brainiac and the evil alien menace Parasite.
A lot of people are familiar with the origin of Superman and perhaps know his first encounter, but few have any idea what really started the adventure. Actually, all of these events were created by Bob Kane and Bill Finger, who had worked for National Allied Publications. After the end of World War II, National Allied took its comic books to television, where they were shown around the time when Superman: The Movie was being made.
This led to various other changes to the comic books including the appearances of various superheros and villains. Action Comic, unlike most other comic books, has not only featured Superman and various other superheros, but also various other popular characters like Batman, Green Lantern and Wonder Woman. If you count all the comic books released, you would probably be surprised at how many superheros the world has seen. There is a wide world of Superheros out there and that is why the ongoing Action Comic series has been so successful.
Continuing the popularity of the Action Comic storyline, there is the latest, "Kentucky Kings" storyline. This storyline focuses on two sides of the superheroes, Superman and the Lantern, as they take on the evil Sinestro and his evil associates from the future. It looks like the crossover event may actually be the biggest thing that DC has done in a while. The writers have put out some excellent stories, including the latest "Kentucky Kings" arc, which really showcases both superheros' perspective.
Loosely connected to the recent "Kents" storyline, is the new ongoing "Action Comics: The New Challengers" comic book series. In this series, the new superpowers that are being introduced to the DC Universe are the Batfamily, and the newest member is the Amazon Women's Army, who have mysterious and amazing powers. The first issue featured the Riddler, who was a part of "The Dark Knight Rises", and he had some powerful abilities himself. The new Challengers, including Fire, Ice, and Steel, are taking their first issues out, to help people get used to their new powers. Issues that will be released later this summer will feature the return of several old members of the Batman family.
A new 52 relaunch has also been announced, starring Batman as the main star, but he is now without his Robin. There will be a new Batman, who is being trained by the current writer, Geoff Johns. Johns is the one responsible for the new creative team, and has done an amazing job reinventing the character for this new look. He is also crafting an interesting storyline that many people are looking forward to. Issues that start in July will feature the villains that were left out of the New 52, and will delve into what makes the characters go into battle.
All of these stories and more will be introduced in the upcoming issues of the Batman Family book, written by DC Entertainment Executive, Dan DiDio and penciled by Todd Kidd. This is sure to be an exciting time for comic book lovers everywhere. The first issue will feature an all-star cast, featuring the previously mentioned Batman, The Riddler, Two-Face, Cat Woman, The Phantom, Bat Girl, The Joker, and more! It's great to know that the New 52 version of this super hero will be getting his own solo series, that readers can follow from the start. No doubt, it will be a fantastic way for readers to see the new take on the Dark Knight, and see where the story arc is going.