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Action Comics #1

10 covers inspired by Action Comics #1 

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  • 1st appearance of Superman
  • 1st appearance of Lois Lane
  • 1st appearance of Zatara, Zatanna's father
  • 1st appearance of Tex Thompson, later becomes Mr. America
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  • 1st appearance and origin of Captain Marvel, later renamed Shazam
  • 1st appearance of the Wizard Shazam
  • 1st appearance of Dr. Sivana, a scientific genius and the archenemy of Captain Marvel
  • 1st appearance of Ibis the Invincible and Spy Smasher
  • 1st team appearance of the Seven Deadly Enemies of Man, later renamed the Seven Deadly Sins
  • While not a precise swipe of Action Comics #1 artwork, this cover and other aspects of Captain Marvel led to DC (formerly National) filing a lawsuit against Fawcett for Captain Marvel too closely resembling Superman
  • Premiere issue of the series though the copyright notes read issue #2
  • There exists a very scarce Ashcan edition of this issue
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  • Cover art inspired by Action Comics #1
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  • Cover swipe of Action Comics #1 by Todd McFarlane
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  • 'Funeral for a Friend' part 2
  • Cover art inspired by Action Comics #1
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  • San Diego Comic Con 2010 promotional exclusive
  • Issue featured in an August 2010 episode of Futurama, written and illustrated by the main character Philip J. Fry
  • Cover homage of Action Comics #1
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  • IDW begins publishing Popeye with the first original story in over 30 years
  • Cover art inspired by Action Comics #1
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  • Cover art inspired by Action Comics #1
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  • Variant cover art by Chris Burnham featuring Captain Carrot
  • Cover art inspired by Action Comics #1
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  • Second printing
  • Cover swipe of Action Comics #1
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  • Variant cover art by Marat Mychaels
  • Cover art inspired by Action Comics (1939) #1
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  • Cover art inspired by Action Comics (1939) #1
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  • Cover art inspired by Action Comics #1