Comic Book / Action Comics

Action Comics first saw publication in June 1938. It's most famous for having the debut of Superman in its first issue. What many people do not realize, however, is that Action Comics, like most Comic Books of its day, was an 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 Zatanna.

As times changed, comics began to drop the anthology format, and now Action Comics is mainly just another Superman title. The book returned to the anthology format for awhile in the 80s, becoming Action Comics Weekly, but that was short-lived.

The book reached issue 904 before being renumbered with a new #1 for DC's 2011 New 52 relaunch. In February 2016, it was revealed that, as part of the DC Rebirth initiative, Action will have its numbering restored in June 2016, starting with #957 (Vol. 2 0-52 counting as #905-956)

If you were looking for the British comic serial named "Action!", see here.

Action Comics story arcs with their own pages include:

Tropes found in other issues of Action Comics include: