5 'Beloved' DC Heroes that Could Join "Legends of Tomorrow"
TV, Comic Books
Here’s #1! Click here for the master list!
Action Comics #1
This is it, the big bad voodoo daddy of them all, the first appearance of Superman!
As has been detailed a lot during the discussions of the copyright case by Jerry Siegel and DC Comics, this issue ends up adding basically the foundation of the entire Superman character – his basic costume, his identity as Clark Kent, mild-mannered reporter (we even get to see Clark being mild-mannered!), his awkward relationship with fellow reporter, Lois Lane, his basic super powers and his origin as being the last son of a dying world (Krypton had not yet been given a name as of Action Comics #1).
The issue was meant to be a comic strip – so Siegel and Shuster had to cut and paste the strips in a way so as to form a comic book story.
The comic does not ONLY have Superman – it also includes the first appearance of the magician, Zatara, who would later go on to have a more famous daughter named Zatanna. Zatara was created by Fred Guardineer, who wrote and drew the story in this issue.
Otherwise, the pickings are slim in this issue – Sticky-Mitt Stimson, Scoop Scanlon, Pep Morgan, Chuck Dawson and Tex Thomson!
While this had to be the pick, other notable first issues would be Fantastic Four #1, featuring the debut of the Fantastic Four, X-Men #1 (the introduction of Magneto, Cyclops, Professor X, Jean Grey, Beast, Angel and Iceman), Giant-Size X-Men #1 (the debut of Storm, Nightcrawler and Colossus – as well as the formation of the All-New, All-Different X-Men), Incredible Hulk #1 (the debut of the Hulk) and Flash Comics #1 (debut of both the Golden Age Flash AND the Golden Age Hawkman).
Comics Should Be Good accepts review copies. Anything sent to us will (for better or for worse) end up reviewed on the blog. See where to send the review copies.