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Christopher Reeve’s Superman Cape Up For Auction

One of the most recognized superhero costume pieces of all time that captured the hearts and imaginations of fans around the world and is a symbol of truth, justice and the American way soars onto the auction block. An original cape worn by Christopher Reeve in his iconic role as the Man of Steel in Superman (Warner Bros., 1978) directed by Richard Donner, based on the DC Comics character of the same name, makes only its second auction appearance after 40 years. 

This costume piece was part of a world-wide contest to promote the movie’s release in 1979 with the grand prize being one of the six original capes made for and used in the film. The winner was personally selected by Christopher Reeve himself, and the cape includes a letter from DC Comics’ President as well as the Editor and Publisher and a copy of a photo of Reeve choosing the winner and more. 

This is one of the few costume artifacts that can be positively attributed to the first film of the series and worn on screen by Reeve. The cape is estimated to sell at $100,000-$200,000.


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Sideshow Announces DC Comics Animated Series Statues

Sideshow is very excited to announce a brand new line that will delve into the animated series world of DC Comics! Batman along with Wonder Woman and Superman, will be the first three offerings in this line! 

Pricing and full product info for the new series of limited-edition statues inspired by DC’s Animated Series have not yet been revealed, but you can RSVP at Sideshow’s site to stay up to date on all the latest information. 

Joker and Harley Quinn, will be released at a later date in the collection.

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Mattel Hot Wheels DC Superman Action Comics #1 San Diego Comic Con Exclusive

The most valuable comic, Action Comics No. 1, is now a Hot Wheel collectible as the green sedan and Superman form a diorama that replicates a copy of the iconic 1938 comic. The set will sell exclusively at the Mattel booth at San Diego Comic Con for $20.

Comic-Con runs from July 19 to July 22 and fans will line up by the thousands for this exclusive offering!

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Super-Sized Deluxe Edition Hardcover of Action Comics #1000 Comic Book Arrives This Fall

On the heels of DC’s landmark release of Action Comics #1000, this milestone issue of the longest-running superhero comic book in history will debut in a deluxe hardcover format. Available in comic book stores on September 26 and book stores on October 2, the Action Comics #1000 Deluxe Edition hardcover will feature previously unreleased story scripts, sketches and more. With more than eighty pages of some of the top names in comics paying tribute to Superman, the Action Comics #1000 Deluxe Edition hardcover, will be available for the suggested retail price of $19.99.

“Not only was the release of Action Comics #1000 a huge step for DC, it was a momentous release for the industry as a whole,” said DC Publisher Dan DiDio. “We heard from countless comic book shop owners that Action Comics #1000 brought fans into their shops like never before, as everyone wanted to be a part of this historic moment.”

The deluxe edition hardcover of Action Comics #1000 will include:

– All eighty pages featuring stories and artwork by Brian Michael Bendis/Jim Lee, Dan Jurgens/Norm Rapmund, Peter J. Tomasi/Patrick Gleason, Tom King/Clay Mann, Geoff Johns & Richard Donner/Oliver Coipel, Brad Meltzer/John Cassaday and Laura Martin, Marv Wolfman/Curt Swan, Louise Simonson/Jerry Ordway and more.
– A gallery of eighteen unique retailer variants (open to buy and retailer exclusives) and the eight decade-themed variant covers from artists including Dan Jurgens, Jim Lee, Dave Gibbons, Joshua Middleton and more.
– Scripts for each of the stories featured in Action Comics #1000
– A side by side panel/page comparisons for the Peter J. Tomasi/Patrick Gleason story “Never Ending Battle”
– The original art for the Marv Wolfman/Curt Swan story “An Enemy Within”
– The Paul Levitz/Neal Adams story from Action Comics: 80 Years of Superman, “The Game”
– Design sketches from Jim Lee
– A complete reprint of the stories that started it all—the Superman stories Action Comics #1 and 2 from 1938!

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DC Designer Series: Superman Statue By Jim Lee

Legendary artist Jim Lee’s iconic take on the Man of Steel has been immortalized as a statue in the DC Designer Series. Measuring approximately 12″ tall and sculpted by Djordje Djokovic, Superman glides through the air, fists clenched, ready for anything.

DC Designer Series statues are based on art from the comics industry’s top creators and re-create their vision in vivid 3-D detail. Limited Edition of 5,000 and individually numbered

The statue measures approximately 12″ tall and will be on sale November 2018 for $150.

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More Powerful Than A Locomotive (Action Comics # 1 Tribute) Print By Alex Ross

This year marks an iconic moment in comic book history: Superman’s 80th Birthday! In May 1938, Action Comics #1 introduced Superman to the world.

To celebrate this anniversary, Alex Ross is releasing “More Powerful than a Locomotive,” a tribute to Action Comics #1. Originally created for Superman: The Complete History — The Life and Times of the Man of Steel, Ross reinterprets this iconic scene in his own distinctive style, converting it from day to night and transforming the comic-illustrated Superman into the photorealistic Man of Steel. 

“Most people coming to comics realize the historical importance of Superman,” Ross shares. “But I’ve always loved very specific traits of the character, and in fact, very specific versions. When I saw some reprints of the oldest comics with him, from the ’40s, I immediately fell in love with the art style from then. He looked very serious, very rough and ready… a character built for the era of the Second World War. I like to connect with that earliest version of him, to bring him back to those roots.

This print will have a limited advance release at C2E2 on April 6, with 10 pieces available at the convention and 10 pieces available online. The piece will have a full online release on April 18, the original release date of Action Comics #1.

Each signed-and-numbered artwork measures 16″ X 22″, includes a Certificate of Authenticity, and is printed on premium, 110-lb fine art paper.

Fans and collectors can join the wait list at Alex Ross Art starting March 30 at 10 a.m. ET, with a per-poster price of $195.

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Action Comics #1000 Will Feature Variant Covers By Legendary Comic Book Artists

With Action Comics speeding toward its landmark 1,000th issue on Superman’s 80th anniversary (April 18), DC revealed a series of variant covers for this must-have issue, capturing the look and feel of the Man of Steel throughout different eras of his 80-year run.

Some of comics’ most prolific artists will be lending their considerable talents to celebrate Superman’s incredible impact on comics, literature and popular culture through these variant covers:

1930s by Steve Rude

1940s by Michael Cho 

1950s by Dave Gibbons 

1960s by Michael Allred 

1970s by Jim Steranko

1990s by Dan Jurgens and Kevin Nowlan

2000s by Lee Bermejo

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WonderCon Anaheim 2018 Program Book Cover Celebrates Action Comics #1000

This year’s WonderCon Anaheim Program Book cover celebrates an amazing comics milestone: the 1000th issue of Action Comics, featuring Superman!

Eighty years ago, two young men from Cleveland, Ohio—Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster—saw their dreams come true when their creation, Superman, was picked to be the cover feature on a new comic from National Allied Publications, known today as DC Comics. Action Comics #1 debuted in June of 1938 with a cover featuring a costumed man lifting a car and smashing it with his bare hands. The book was a massive hit and 999 issues later, Superman is one of the most recognizable fictional characters in the world, the star of comics, movies, television, animated films, and much more.

Pencils by Dan Jurgens, inks by Norm Rapmund, colors by Alex Sinclair, lettering by Todd Klein. The cover is illustrated by WonderCon Anaheim 2018 special guest Dan Jurgens, who has a long history with Superman. Jurgens was one of the creators behind the “Death of Superman” storyline in the 1990s and has helped to redefine the character in the Rebirth era. Joining Dan are his long-time inker Norm Rapmund, plus color artist Alex Sinclair, and letterer Todd Klein, celebrating the Man of Steel on his groundbreaking anniversary, and the character’s continued quest for truth, justice, and the American way!

The WonderCon Anaheim Program Book is given free to all attendees at the event. It’s the official guide to all things WonderCon, including the complete schedules for programs, anime, and games, bios and photos of our special guests, maps of the Anaheim Convention Center and the area around it, and much more. Make sure to pick up your copy when you arrive at WonderCon. Dan, Norm, and Alex will all be in Artists’ Alley, so get that cover signed by the artists!

Happy 80th birthday, Superman, and happy 1000th issue of Action Comics!

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Watch The New Krypton Trailer 

Syfy has released a new Krypton trailer it has labeled “Legacy” and it features Superman’s cape!

Set two generations before the destruction of Superman’s home planet, Krypton follows Seg-El (Cameron Cuffe), the legendary Man of Steel’s grandfather, who is faced with a life and death conflict – save his home planet or let it be destroyed in order to restore the fate of his future grandson. With Krypton’s leadership in disarray and the House of El ostracized, Seg finds himself in a difficult position. He must redeem his family’s honor and protect the ones he loves while being challenged by familiar DC characters Brainiac (Blake Ritson) and Earthly time-traveler Adam Strange (Shaun Sipos).

Krypton is from Warner Horizon Scripted Television and is executive produced by David S. Goyer (Man of Steel, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, The Dark Knight Trilogy) through his Phantom Four banner, alongside Cameron Welsh, who serves as showrunner. In addition to Cuffe, Sipos and Ritson, the show also stars Georgina Campbell (Broadchurch), Elliot Cowan (Da Vinci’s Demons), Ann Ogbomo (World War Z), Rasmus Hardiker (Your Highness), Wallis Day (Will), Aaron Pierre (Tennison) and Ian McElhinney (Game of Thrones). Based on the DC characters created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster.

Krypton will premiere Wednesday, March 21 on Syfy.

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Watch The Krypton Trailer

Syfy has released the full trailer for Krypton, offering an extended look at the upcoming series focusing on Superman’s home world centuries before his birth.

Set two generations before the destruction of the legendary Man of Steel’s home planet, Krypton follows Superman’s grandfather (Cameron Cuffe, The Halcyon) — whose House of El was ostracized and shamed — as he fights to redeem his family’s honor and save his beloved world from chaos. The Seg-El name is both a nod to Superman co-creator Jerry Siegel and a reference to John Byrne’s 1980s miniseries, “The World of Krypton.” Cameron Cuffe is set to play Seg-El along with Georgina Campbell as Lyta Zod.

Krypton stars Cameron Cuffe, Georgina Campbell, Elliot Cowan, Ann Ogbomo, Rasmus Hardiker, Wallis Day, Aaron Pierre, Ian McElhinney, and Shaun SIpos.

Based on DC characters, Krypton is executive produced by David S. Goyer (Man of Steel, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, The Dark Knight trilogy). Cameron Welsh (Ash vs Evil Dead) will serve as executive producer and showrunner.

Krypton will premiere Wednesday, March 21 on Syfy.

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