ACTION COMICS: THE REBIRTH DELUXE EDITION BOOK TWO collects the next astonishing chapter in the saga of the Man of Steel, from fan-favorite Superman writer Dan Jurgens. From the farms of Smallville to the streets of Metropolis, one look up in the sky is all it takes: Superman has returned to take his rightful place as the world’s greatest hero. But he’s not the only Man of Steel in town. Scientific genius Lex Luthor has stepped forward as a self-made Superman, determined to protect the planet his way—and drawing the attention of the unstoppable Godslayer, out to punish him for his crimes. Now Superman must fight to protect his own archnemesis. It’s a move that will set off a chain reaction of events that will change everything he thought he knew about his life. Impostors will be unmasked. Old enemies will join forces to seek revenge. The power of Zod himself will be unleashed. And the Superman Family must fight like never before… Collects ACTION COMICS #967-984.
ÒWill ConradÕs art is phenomenal, and he makes these pages sing.Ó ÑIGN Since the dawn of the DC Rebirth era, one villain has been standing in the shadows, plotting the destruction of Superman and all he represents. His name: Mr. Oz. Now the Man of Steel is about to find out the true identity of his newest nemesisÉand everything he thought he knew about the world will come crashing down. To put the pieces back together and solve the mind-warping riddle of Mr. Oz, Superman will begin a quest the likes of which heÕs never faced before. Teaming up with Lex Luthor. Time-traveling with Booster Gold. Waging war against General ZodÉand his even more ruthless son. Fighting to preserve his own family, Lois Lane and SuperboyÉeven against SuperboyÕs own grandfather, General Sam Lane. A new era is about to begin. To face it, Superman will need every ounce of his strength, his courage and his belief in truth and justice. But what does that mean in a worldÑor worldsÑwhere truth and justice mean nothing? Find out in Superman: Action Comics: The Rebirth Deluxe Edition Book 3! This collection contains the conclusion of legendary Superman writer Dan JurgensÕ Action Comics run. Collects Action Comics #985-999 plus Action Comics Special #1.
ÒAction Comics #1000 makes Superman revisit the past in interesting ways.Ó -Entertainment Weekly ÒA powerful tribute to SupermanÕs enduring legacy.Ó -A.V. Club ÒThere have been a lot of ÔmilestoneÕ issues hitting the shelves lately, but none can really hold a candle to Action Comics #1000.Ó -Nerdist ÒItÕs a big deal, for a lot of reasons-but itÕs also a celebration of something worth celebrating.Ó -Polygon ÒThe landmark Action Comics #1000 features a murdererÕs row of talent, including the DC Comics debut of former Marvel architect Brian Michael Bendis.Ó dash Paste Magazine ÒThereÕs pretty much something for everyone in this issueÉ ItÕs impossible not to be moved by the many loving Superman tributes these creative teams have put together.Ó -IGN For over eight decades, Superman has been inspiring fans all across the globe. The Man of Steel has saved Metropolis-and the world-countless times over, but SupermanÕs not done yet! Begin the next chapter of the iconic superheroÕs journey by celebrating 1,000 issues of Action Comics, with a lineup of top talent as they pay tribute to the comic that started it all. This unforgettable collectorÕs edition features stories and art by: Brian Michael Bendis, John Cassaday, Olivier Coipel, Paul Dini, Jos Luis Garca-Lpez, Patrick Gleason, Butch Guice, Geoff Johns, Dan Jurgens, Tom King, Jim Lee, Clay Mann, Brad Meltzer, Jerry Ordway, Louise Simonson, Scott Snyder, Curt Swan, Peter J. Tomasi, Marv Wolfman and more! Collected here for the first time is the celebrated, landmark issue Action Comics #1000, plus a host of extras, including a bonus story by comics legends Paul Levitz and Neal Adams, variant covers, scripts, cover sketches and the comic that started it allÉthe Superman story from Action Comics #1.
Since the dawn of the DC Rebirth era, one villain has been standing in the shadows, plotting the destruction of Superman and all he represents. His name: Mr. Oz. Now the Man of Steel is about to find out the true identity of his newest nemesis...and everything he thought he knew about the world will come crashing down. To put the pieces back together and solve the mind-warping riddle of Mr. Oz, Superman will begin a quest the likes of which he's never faced before. Teaming up with Lex Luthor. Time-traveling with Booster Gold. Waging war against General Zod...and his even more ruthless son. Fighting to preserve his own family, Lois Lane and Superboy...even against Superboy's own grandfather, General Sam Lane. A new era is about to begin. To face it, Superman will need every ounce of his strength, his courage and his belief in truth and justice. But what does that mean in a world-or worlds-where truth and justice mean nothing? Find out in Superman: Action Comics: The Rebirth Deluxe Edition Book 3! This collection contains the conclusion of legendary Superman writer Dan Jurgens' Action Comics run. Also collects Action Comics Special #1.
After years of build-up, the Man of Steel discovers the identity of the villainous Mr. Oz in SUPERMAN: ACTION COMICS-THE OZ EFFECT. Shrouded in mystery for years, the puppetmaster known as Mr. Oz has finally shown his hand. His agents have begun to move as the Man of Steel works to stop the chaos they unleash in Metropolis and across the globe. But when Mr. Oz steps from the shadows, his identity rocks the Last Son of Krypton to his core. Who is he? The answer will change Superman forever. A mystery that has weaved through the pages of DC UNIVERSE: REBIRTH, DETECTIVE COMICS, ACTION COMICS and even Geoff Johns' SUPERMAN: THE MEN OF TOMORROW, is finally resolved here in SUPERMAN - ACTION COMICS: THE OZ EFFECT! Written by legendary scribe Dan Jurgens and illustrated by a team of superstar artists led by Ryan Sook and Viktor Bogdonavic, this graphic novel features a lenticular motion cover only available in the first print run! Collects SUPERMAN - ACTION COMICS #985-992.
A lavish hardcover collects the first two volume of legendary SUPERMAN writer Dan Jurgens and superstar artists Patch Zircher & Tyler Kirkham’s bold reimagining of the greatest superhero of all time! After an extinction-level event that shattered the cosmos, Superman found himself in a world very much like his own, but populated by a new breed of younger, angrier heroes-including a whole new Superman. And when that Superman fell in the line of duty, the original Man of Steel stepped up to take his place. But at what cost? No sooner does the legendary hero take to the skies than his greatest enemies emerge to face him, from Metropolis’ self-styled protector Lex Luthor to the engine of death and destruction known as Doomsday. Meanwhile, a person-or being-claiming to be the real Clark Kent is dogging his every move. And back in the fields of Smallville, his wife, Lois, and son, Jonathan, face this strange new world as well. A new era has dawned. Is the Man of Tomorrow ready to face it? Find out in SUPERMAN: ACTION COMICS: THE REBIRTH DELUXE EDITION BOOK 1! Collects ACTION COMICS #957-966 and JUSTICE LEAGUE #52.
Action Comics is the longest-running continually published comic book in history, and itÕs the series that launched the superhero genre with the introduction of Superman in 1938. DC Entertainment is celebrating its 80th anniversary with Action Comics: 80 Years of Superman Deluxe Edition, which features cover art by artist and DC Publisher Jim Lee. Join DC in a celebration of ActionÕs amazing 80-year run, with reflections on Action Comics by Laura Siegel Larson (daughter of Superman co-creator Jerry Siegel) and celebrated writers Jules Feiffer, Tom DeHaven, David Hajdu, Larry Tye, Gene Luen Yang, Marv Wolfman and Paul Levitz. Featuring the very first Superman story, the debut of Supergirl, the first stories of arch-villains the Toyman and Brainiac, a never-before-published story from the original creative studio of Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, dating back seven decades, and more! Celebrate the hundreds of people who made Action Comics so impactful and culturally relevant for over eight decades with Action Comics: 80 Years of Superman Deluxe Edition.
Celebrating the legacy of the Dark Knight, DETECTIVE COMICS: 80 YEARS OF BATMAN follows the best-selling ACTION COMICS: 80 YEARS OF SUPERMAN. Curated by guest editor Paul Levitz, it features reprints of the Dark KnightÕs most memorable adventures, from his first appearance to the debuts of Robin, Batwoman, Bat-Mite and Batgirl, as well as villains including Two-Face, the Riddler, Clayface, Man-Bat and more. This hardcover also spotlights crime-fighters including Slam Bradley, Air Wave, the Boy Commandos, the Martian Manhunter and the 1970s Manhunter, Paul Kirk! And, published for the first time anywhere: a new tale of a traumatic early moment in Bruce WayneÕs life written by Paul Levitz with art by Denys Cowan and Bill Sienkiewicz, and an extraordinary look at a long-ago work in progressÑthe original layouts for the Batman tale from DETECTIVE COMICS #200, as illustrated by Lew Sayre Schwartz (and signed ÒBob KaneÓ). As if thatÕs not enough, this volume includes essays on Batman from contributors including Cory Doctorow, Neil Gaiman, Glen David Gold, Dennis OÕNeil, former San Diego police chief Shelley Zimmerman and pulp historian Anthony Tollin.
What will Batman do in the wake of BatwomanÕs recent violence? And will that drive a wedge between cousins Bruce Wayne and Kate Kane? Then, in the aftermath of the last stand of the Gotham Knights, Batman, Batwoman, Red Robin, Orphan, Azrael, Batwing and company take down a monster they helped create. How will they deal with the physical and psychological ramifications of this epic battle? And who will hang up their capes? This new hardcover collects DETECTIVE COMICS #974-982.
This latest Rebirth Deluxe Edition features two of the most critically acclaimed arcs in the Dark KnightÕs history in hardcover for the first time in Batman: Detective Comics: The Rebirth Deluxe Edition Book 2. BatmanÕs newest allies both have histories theyÕd rather forget, but when figures from their respective secret origins appear in Gotham, will Cassandra Cain and Azrael be able to keep their pasts from destroying their present lives? When the League of ShadowsÑled by CassandraÕs mother, the deadly Lady ShivaÑcomes to take down the team and bring Cassandra home, Orphan must weigh the life that was planned for her against the new path sheÕs forging for herself. But what place can society ever have for someone with her violent pedigree? Then, AzraelÕs former masters, the Order of St. Dumas, send the perfect assassinÑan artificial intelligence named AscalonÑto hunt their ex-disciple and all who stand with him. Batman and Zatanna need the power of a mystical artifact called the God Machine to turn the tide, but will the MachineÕs promise of absolute power corrupt even the WorldÕs Greatest Detective? Collecting issues #950-962 in hardcover for the first time, Batman: Detective Comics: The Rebirth Deluxe Edition Book 2 features BatmanÕs new recruits in a trial by fire from an all-star team led by writer James Tynion IV (Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Dark Days: The Forge) and artists Alvaro Martinez (Batman Eternal) and Marcio Takara (Nightwing)!