Superman turns 83! Today was the anniversary of Action Comics #1’s debut.
I know his actual birthday is February 29th, (according to the DC Comics Calendar and Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’s “For the Man Who has Everything!“) but damn it, we’re celebrating the Man of Steel’s debut in Action Comics #1 on April 18th, 1938.
To think, it all started with two incredible men, their names were Jerry Siegel and Joseph Shuster. These two created what would have been a Supervillain with Telepathic powers but ended up being reinvented as Superhero.
After making his debut this would be the birth of Superheroes and Superhero Comics, Action Comics #1 was on sale for ten cents but is now estimated there are less than 100 copies of the comic book still around to this day. USA Today reported that a rare copy of Action Comics #1 would be sold for $3.25 million in a private sale, ComicConnect.com, an online auction, and consignment company. But today, Superman was trending on Twitter, fans were celebrating the Man of Steel’s 83rd Anniversary.
If you would like to read my past articles about Superman, including my Opinion piece about the “Fascination behind Superman and his Secret Identity,” click here.
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