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Offline paladin777

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Any Superman fans here?
« on: April 29, 2011, 04:35:22 PM »
Hey Guys

I'm looking to buy a copy of Action Comics #1. I dont mind how old it is so long as its in near new condition. If you have anything like this or know where I can get it ill br forever grateful!

Thanks

P.S: Let me know if you have any other Action Comics for sale...

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Re: Any Superman fans here?
« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2011, 05:06:55 PM »
You have 250,000 bones just lying around?

Offline paladin777

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Re: Any Superman fans here?
« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2011, 05:25:21 PM »
I want a reprint. Not the original print. Thats insane. I think the most recent reprint was 2000, maybe later. They shouldn't be expensive.
I can get it in an anthology, but I'd prefer it separate.

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Re: Any Superman fans here?
« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2011, 08:55:09 PM »
Well, it might not push that 'must have!' button for a collector, but there's scans of Action Comics #1 Online. Observe!

http://xroads.virginia.edu/~ug02/yeung/actioncomics/cover.html

Also fun as it has various other stories in it as well- old comics can be pretty interesting, really.

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Re: Any Superman fans here?
« Reply #4 on: April 29, 2011, 09:06:38 PM »
LOL, your title is a bit of a Misnomer.

I am a huge superman fan, but couldn't care less about the Comic books.


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Re: Any Superman fans here?
« Reply #5 on: April 29, 2011, 09:45:35 PM »
just renounced his U.S citizenship apparently :D

http://www.toplessrobot.com/2011/04/superman_hates_america.php



Superman threatens to renounce US citizenship

After years of declaring he stood for "truth, justice and the American way," Superman has provoked the ire of rightwingers by threatening to renouce his US citizenship.

In the latest issue of Action Comics, which went on sale on Wednesday, the Man of Steel decides to take the step after he intervenes in a protest against the Iranian government.

After the Islamic regime brands his non-violent protest as an act of war taken on behalf of the US president, the DC comic hero says he will renounce his citizenship before the United Nations.

"I'm tired of having my actions construed as instruments of US policy," he says.

Although Superman never actually renounces his citizenship in the story, conservative commentators reacted with disgust.
In a blogpost at The Weekly Standard, senior writer Jonathan Last questioned Superman's beliefs, now that he seems to have rejected the United States. "Does he believe in British interventionism or Swiss neutrality?" Last wrote. "You see where I'm going with this: If Superman doesn't believe in America, then he doesn't believe in anything."

Posters on comic book discussion forums drew parallels between the superhero's doubts about his citizenship and the conspiracy theories about Barack Obama's nationality.

Several posters branded conservative critics of the storyline "Earthers" - a reference to the Birthers - the nickname for the rightwingers who have questioned Obama's citizenship.

The plot comes as the superhero from the planet Krypton, who was raised by a Kansas farmer and his wife, looks to take on a more global mission for his battle against injustice. "The world's too small. Too connected," Superman says.

Superman, who was first introduced in 1938, has a long association with the United States, although Joe Shuster, the artist who helped create the character with writer Jerry Siegel, was born in Canada.

Superman's life story of assimilating into US culture has been seen as a metaphor for the immigrant experience, particularly Jewish immigrants.

DC Comics co-publishers Jim Lee and Dan DiDio appeared to downplay their character's declaration in a joint statement.

"In a short story in Action Comics 900, Superman announces his intention to put a global focus on his never ending battle, but he remains, as always, committed to his adopted home and his roots as a Kansas farm boy from Smallville," they said.
In a story published in 1974 Superman was granted citizenship of every member country of the United Nations.

http://m.guardian.co.uk/books/2011/apr/29/superman-threatens-renounce-us-citizenship?cat=books&type=article
« Last Edit: April 29, 2011, 09:49:52 PM by Koenji »

Offline paladin777

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Re: Any Superman fans here?
« Reply #6 on: April 30, 2011, 12:23:36 PM »
That was awesome dude :). Do you know where to get Action Comics in Korea? Im only able to find graphic novels at this point. Gonna try kyobo books today.

I like Superman because he is a global character. ALthough he was born in America, and he is proud of it, he sees the interconnectedness of the entire human race and everything else. This is touched on in All Star Superman.Superman is not only limited to America "because he was raised there". But thats just my opinion...

Thanks for that article!

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Re: Any Superman fans here?
« Reply #7 on: April 30, 2011, 04:41:42 PM »
I saw some Superman trades at the book store in Central City by the bus terminal. They were in Korean though.

I got a Korean edition of Green Lantern as a keepsake.

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Re: Any Superman fans here?
« Reply #8 on: April 30, 2011, 07:20:46 PM »
I thought the creator of Superman was Canadian.

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Re: Any Superman fans here?
« Reply #9 on: April 30, 2011, 07:35:33 PM »
I thought the creator of Superman was Canadian.

you're right. It mentions that in the article.

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Re: Any Superman fans here?
« Reply #10 on: May 01, 2011, 03:13:43 AM »
I only like Batman

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Re: Any Superman fans here?
« Reply #11 on: May 06, 2011, 11:44:14 AM »
I thought the creator of Superman was Canadian.

He is, ( or they are) But Americans think that everything great comes out of their country :) 

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Re: Any Superman fans here?
« Reply #12 on: May 06, 2011, 11:48:17 AM »
superman was born on krypton......

 

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