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Landmark Action Comics Issue

April 27, 2011 - Amy Phelps
Today is the release of DC's "Action Comics" 900th issue, making it the first American comic book to reach its 900th consecutive issue. To celebrate this, the issue contains 96 pages and features stories from Damon Lindelof, the co-creator of "Lost;" David Goyer, co-screenwriter for "Batman Begins;" Geoff Johns, acclaimed comic books writer and DC Entertainment Chief Creative Officer; Paul Dini, writer and producer for "Batman: The Animated Series" and "Lost" and a screenplay by Richard Donner, director of "Superman" and Derek Hoffman, presented in storyboard format.

The main story, written by Paul Cornell with Pete Woods as artist, wraps up the "Black Ring" storyline and starts the next part of the "Reign of Doomsday" story. The story sees Connor Kent, Supergirl, Eradicator, Steel and Cyborg Superman (the last three from the Reign of Supermen) trapped in an invisible, abandoned alien space station that goes on forever by Doomsday, who is keeping them distracted from the main battle, which is a God-like-powered Lex Luthor who is trying to kill Superman! Again! But first he wants to torture him a bit with the memories of those who were caused pain by him, hoping to break him. But the powers Lex Luthor stole are unpredictable and have consequences for the entire universe, even Death! But in order to keep that power, Luthor mustn't do the one thing he wants above all else...

In "Life Support" the story by Lindelof and illustrated by Ryan Sook, Jor-El discusses with a collegue a way to save his son as the world is ending. In "Autobiography" by Dini and illustrated by R.B. Silva, Superman discusses saving a species with a cosmic entity he has given refuge to in his Fortress of Solitude. In the brief story, "Friday Night in the 21st Century" by Johns and illustrated by Gary Frank, Lois Lane plans an other-worldly party. In "The Incident" by Goyer and illustrated by Miguel Sepulveda, Superman takes a look at everyday problems that our world faces as he steps in the middle of a standoff in Iran and wonders if he still stands for "Truth, Justice and the American Way."

For a whole lot of Superman action and to celebrate this milestone, be sure to pick up your copy of "Action Comics #900" in comic book stores today for $5.99.


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