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Superman #1000. Who's in for multiples?5312

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Didn’t the last Superman hype (500) I think, lead to a big comic book correction, based on the data? Not that I’m superstitious, but I’ll make sure I buy one to head that off. Now it would be very bad for my plans


Adventures of Superman #500 had a reported print run of 2.5-3 million copies. It was the highest selling book of 1993.

At the Diamond Retailer Summit, DC was crowing about some book having 500,000 copies ordered so far...I forget which one. Some free reboot or something. In any event, if Action #1,000 has orders for 500,000 copies, that would be pretty amazing.

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I find it interesting in that multiple times in the past 40 years Action Comics has gone biweekly or weekly, and yet the first 500 issues spanned 39 years and the latest 500 issues spanned 41 years of time. Unless DC really hosed up their method of counting with all the reboots and annuals and such...
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I haven't looked it up but back then wasn't it published bi-monthly?


Action has been published monthly, month in and month out, from #1 to #600. Action was published weekly in 1988...#601-642...then took a couple of month hiatus before returning with Perez in #643. Then, it took a two month hiatus in late 92/early 93, while gearing up for the return of Superman.

Action #500 came out in 1979, so the latest 500 issues spanned 39 years, while the first 500 spanned 41.

If the book had remained monthly from #1 on, it would not have reached #1,000 until Sept. of 2021...so we're a few years early. I wonder if they'll schedule #1200 for May of 2038...?
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Does anyone know why issues are dated June 2018
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Collector BrianGreensnips private msg quote post Address this user
Action #1 came out in June of 1938. So this way they can say it has been 90 years since #1.
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2018 - 1938 = 80
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2018 - 1938 = 80
Oops. 80. I guess I can't.
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Action #1 came out in June of 1938. So this way they can say it has been 90 years since #1.

They should've just postponed action 1000 to actual June dare so they could have given the artists a chance to do a decent cover.. ( and writers a chance to fill it with meaningful content.)

Was/is a really uninspired book cover to cover. After reading it there is no way I will get anymore.
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I went with 30's Steve Rude cover. My regular LCS was out of cover As, so I may stop at another on the way home. Still underwhelmed by these. Debating a sketch cover, but realistically I doubt I'll ever jump through all the hoops of getting a commission. I would love to have a Dan Jurgens sketch though.


Mid town has the jurgen sketch cover, signed or unsigned. I got that the lee cover coming
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Originally Posted by DocBrown
Action #500 came out in 1979, so the latest 500 issues spanned 39 years, while the first 500 spanned 41.


After reading this, you reminded me that I purchased Action 500 off the spinner rack 39 years ago, which was my first Superman comic ... I still have that copy!
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My local Comic shops have a ton of #1000s left. I have a feeling these will be in the $1 bins by this time next year.
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My local Comic shops have a ton of #1000s left. I have a feeling these will be in the $1 bins by this time next year.


My shop had about 10 of the Bermejo cover left.
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Does anyone know why issues are dated June 2018


It's the standard 2 months publication date / cover date variance.
It started at the beginning of comic book publishing and was meant for the newsstand market. That market has all but fallen on the wayside for the "big 2" but they keep the 2 month separation for consistency at this point.
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