History ComicBook / ActionComics

18th Feb '16 5:08:36 PM Blazer
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The book reached issue 904 before being renumbered with a new #1 for DC's 2011 Comicbook/{{New 52}} relaunch.

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The book reached issue 904 before being renumbered with a new #1 for DC's 2011 Comicbook/{{New 52}} relaunch.
relaunch. In February 2016, it was revealed that, as part of the ''ComicBook/DCRebirth'' initiative, ''Action'' will have its numbering restored in June 2016, starting with #957 (Vol. 2 0-52 counting as #905-956)
12th Jan '16 10:52:48 PM Doug86
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Action Comics first saw publication in June 1938. It's most famous for having the debut of ComicBook/{{Superman}} in its first issue. What many people do not realize, however, is that Action Comics, like most ComicBooks of its day, was an [[AnthologyComic anthology]] containing multiple unrelated stories. As such, Action Comics #1 also marked the debut of Zatara the magician, perhaps better known today as the father of Comicbook/{{Zatanna}}.

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Action Comics first saw publication in June 1938. It's most famous for having the debut of ComicBook/{{Superman}} Franchise/{{Superman}} in its first issue. What many people do not realize, however, is that Action Comics, like most ComicBooks of its day, was an [[AnthologyComic anthology]] containing multiple unrelated stories. As such, Action Comics #1 also marked the debut of Zatara the magician, perhaps better known today as the father of Comicbook/{{Zatanna}}.
28th Oct '15 7:34:57 PM PaulA
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* BreakthroughHit: Action Comics #1 was the first truly successful comic published by DCComics.
28th Oct '15 7:34:20 PM PaulA
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!Tropes Found In Action Comics (aside from those mentioned on the ComicBook/{{Superman}} page):

!!Story arcs with their own pages:

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!Tropes Found In Action Comics (aside from those mentioned on the ComicBook/{{Superman}} page):

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!!''Action Comics'' story arcs with their own pages:pages include:



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!!Other tropes!!Tropes found in other issues of ''Action Comics'' include:
28th Oct '15 3:23:27 AM Adept
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!!Tropes Found In Action Comics (aside from those mentioned on the ComicBook/{{Superman}} page):

!!!Story arcs with their own pages:

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!!Tropes !Tropes Found In Action Comics (aside from those mentioned on the ComicBook/{{Superman}} page):

!!!Story !!Story arcs with their own pages:



!!!Other tropes

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!!!Other !!Other tropes
17th Oct '15 7:54:27 PM nombretomado
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* TeamUpSeries: It was a Superman team-up book for a while PostCrisis after ''ComicBook/DCComicsPresents'' ended.

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* TeamUpSeries: It was a Superman team-up book for a while PostCrisis ComicBook/PostCrisis after ''ComicBook/DCComicsPresents'' ended.
21st Sep '15 1:08:05 PM StFan
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* SceneCover: See that image up there? That scene happens in the story.
** It [[InternalHomage also happens]] in [[InfiniteCrisis other]] [[FinalNight stories]].
** MarvelComics have also paid homage to this cover.

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* SceneCover: SceneCover:
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See that image up there? That scene happens in the story.
** It [[InternalHomage also happens]] in [[InfiniteCrisis other]] [[FinalNight stories]].
other stories, like ''ComicBook/InfiniteCrisis'' and ''ComicBook/FinalNight''.
** MarvelComics Creator/MarvelComics have also paid homage to this cover.
15th Sep '15 4:36:06 PM StFan
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* TeamUpSeries: It was a Superman team-up book for a while PostCrisis after ''DCComicsPresents'' ended.

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* TeamUpSeries: It was a Superman team-up book for a while PostCrisis after ''DCComicsPresents'' ''ComicBook/DCComicsPresents'' ended.
11th Jan '14 8:05:55 PM PaulA
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!!!Story arcs with their own pages:
* ''ComicBook/TheBlackRing'' (Creator/PaulCornell's story arc with Lex Luthor as VillainProtagonist)
* [[ComicBook/GrantMorrisonsActionComics Grant Morrison's run]] (the beginning of the New 52 relaunch)

!!!Other tropes



* DisproportionateRetribution: In the {{New 52}} universe, [[GreatGazoo Mr. Mxyzptlk]] is a 5th Dimension imp who works as the Court Jester for the land of Zrfff. He entertains the kingdom by annoying the heroes of several worlds, including {{Superman}}, and letting Zrfff watch. King Brpxz was so impressed that he eventually allowed him to marry his daughter Gsptlnz. Enraged with jealously over Mxyzptlk's popularity and success, the kingdom's other jester, Vyndktvx, murdered the king and framed Mxyzptlk for it. He then wiped out '''228''' worlds, and decided to uses his powers to secretly make Superman's life a living hell before eventually killing him, even assembling an "Anti-Superman Army". Of course, Superman [[UnknownRival has no idea who he is]], but Vyndktvx holds him responsible for Mxyzptlk's success because the kingdom really liked how he was the only hero to best Mxyzptlk.



* {{Prequel}}: The Comicbook/{{New 52}} relaunch told the story of his re-[[SupermanSecretOrigin re-]][[ComicBook/SupermanBirthright re-]][[ComicBook/TheManOfSteel revised]] origin.



* VillainProtagonist: Creator/PaulCornell's run has featured LexLuthor as the main character (but it looks like Superman will be reclaiming it after #900).
* VillainTeamUp: During Creator/PaulCornell's run.
11th Jan '14 4:03:26 PM FirebirdMaximus
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* DisproportionateRetribution: In the {{New 52}} universe, [[GreatGazoo Mr. Mxyzptlk]] is a 5th Dimension imp who works as the Court Jester for the land of Zrfff. He entertains the kingdom by annoying the heroes of several worlds, including {{Superman}}, and letting Zrfff watch. King Brpxz was so impressed that he eventually allowed him to marry his daughter Gsptlnz. Enraged with jealously over Mxyzptlk's popularity and success, the kingdom's other jester, Vyndktvx, murdered the king and framed Mxyzptlk for it. He then wiped out '''228''' worlds, and decided to uses his powers to secretly make Superman's life a living hell before eventually killing him, even assembling an "Anti-Superman Army". Of course, Superman [[UnknownRival has no idea who he is]], but Vyndktvx holds him responsible for Mxyzptlk's success because the kingdom really liked how he was the only hero to best Mxyzptlk.
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