Countdown to Action Comics 1000 part 6

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This week, we see how Superman and his friends touch on the far reaches of space. The 1970s were a big time for cosmic stories in comics. One series in particular allowed Jack Kirby to explore and create some of the most iconic characters and ideas that DC has seen at all. If you are not already familiar with the title that launched these, it may surprise you to find out:

Friends of Superman #5

Jimmy Olsen first appeared way back in 1938, Action Comics #6 as an office boy and later photographer, although he was not named until 1941. He was often used so Superman would have a point of contact with his signal watch or someone to rescue until later when he became something of a sidekick/ally. During his own series, Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen, Jack Kirby would introduce the Fourth World, which leads us to…

Foes of Superman #5

Darkseid is the ruler of Apokolips introduced in 1970 as the most dangerous of the New Gods. While always in conflict with New Genesis, Apokolips is home to the darker side of life among the New Gods. While seeking to eliminate free will from the universe, Darkseid is in search of the Anti-Life equation. Darkseid evolves to be among the most iconic foes of the entire universe.




Steve Henderson
Steve has been selling comics and games for over 20 years and is one of the owners of Heroes' Beacon.