Millennium Edition: Action Comics 1 #1

    Millennium Edition: Action Comics 1 » Millennium Edition: Action Comics 1 #1 released by DC Comics on February 1, 2000.

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    This a complete reprint of Action Comics #1.


    Birth of the Superhero: Remembering the Millennium

    One Page Origin of Superman

    Although Krypton isn't mentioned by name, Superman's place of origin is given as a 'distant planet' destroyed by old age, from which a scientist sent his infant son to Earth in a space-ship. There is no mention of Jonathan or Martha Kent, and rather than being adopted by the Kents, the motorist who discovered his space-ship merely turned Clark over to an orphanage. Superman's powers were originally quite limited compared to those in the Golden Age books. He couldn't fly (although he could "leap tall buildings at a single bound"), and was invulnerable only to anything "less than a bursting shell". His powers increased gradually (and without explanation) over the succeeding issues of Action Comics. A more complete description of his origin, including mention of Krypton and the Kents, is given in the first issue of Superman in June, 1939.

    The Coming of Superman

    The A-G Gang ( Chuck Dawson)

    The Mystery of the Freight Train Robberies ( Zatara)

    South Sea Strategy

    Sticky-Mitt Stimson

    The Adventures of Marco Polo

    The Light Heavyweight Championship (Pep Morgan)

    The International Jewel Thief (Scoop Scanlon)

    Murder in England (Tex Thomson)


    Odds 'N' Ends.


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