Superman’s Action Comics Reaches #1000 This Week

Action Comics #1000, Poe Dameron enters The Force Awakens, and more.

With dozens of comic books to choose from, let us show you which are the best coming out this week. Take a look at this list spotlighting our favorite comics that we know are money-well-spent and new books that look cool and are backed by some top-tier talent.

Once you check out our picks, head to the comments to let us know what you’ll be buying this week!

Action Comics #1000 – $7.99
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By Various Artists and Writers (DC Comics)

This is hands down the most monumental comic book release of the year. Regardless of whether you view Superman as an inspiring symbol of truth and justice or just a boring, overpowered boyscout, you can’t deny the importance of the character’s role in creating the superhero genre and just how impressive it is that the series where he first debuted 80 years ago is still running and managed to make it to 1000 issues before any other comic of its kind.

To celebrate, Superman writers and artists from over the years are pitching in to deliver an 80-page anthology of Superman short stories. You’ll want to pay special attention to the last story in the collection as writer Brian Bendis (partnering with artist Jim Lee) gives us the first taste of his upcoming run on Superman. If you like it, then be sure to keep an eye out for Bendis’ Man of Steel miniseries that sets the foundation for his run and tells you everything you need to know about the character.

Also make sure to check out the impressive variant covers of Superman through the ages by clicking through the slideshow gallery below.

And check out our roundup of everything the folks at DC Comics are doing to celebrate this big Superman landmark.

Harley Quinn #42 – $2.99
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Writer Frank Tieri | Artist Mauricet | Cover Amanda Conner (DC Comics)

Harley Quinn continues to make meta-commentary on the world of comics as she stars in this new story arc titled “Old Lady Harley,” riffing on the beloved Old Man Logan comic featuring an aged, defeated Wolverine. The story takes place 30 years in the future as Harley returns to New York City to see what her Gang of Harleys have done with the place, and lets just say it ain’t pretty.

Aquaman #35 – $3.99
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Writer Dan Abnett | Artist Ricardo Federici | Cover Howard Porter (DC Comics)

If you’ve been sleeping on Dan Abnett’s Aquaman, then now’s the perfect time to jump in as the “Kingslayer” story arc sees an on-the-run Aquaman hunted down by his former ally Murk. Also, those that read the finale of Dark Nights: Metal will see a specific element make an impact in this issue.

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