Batman No. 27

By Jacobus Dixon

Now as much of a smash that Action Comics #1 was, it was by no means the first comic book cover. And Superman was not the first recurring famous character. Characters like Doc Savage, The Shadow, Slam Bradley (also a Siegel and Shuster creation), Buck Rogers, and Flash Gordon were quite famous already and had their own fan bases to boot. However, none equaled Superman when it came to sales. The simple-but-appealing back-story, combined with amazing powers to take on current societal ills, wrapped in a dynamic costume really stuck out for readers. What happens when you’re digging and strike gold? Well, you’re gonna mine that vein till it’s dry! Which is exactly what National Comics (remember they weren’t DC just yet) were going to do.

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By Ted Alexander – @Teddow

Unfortunately, There is no such thing as Superman or Spider-Man in our real world. There is no one we can look up into the sky and see protecting us from the real evil that surrounds us.  While superpowers are useful, there are still superheroes who are just like us, making it their duty to protect and serve without any Spider-Sense, X-RayVision, or Adamantium Claws.  Living in a world of superheroes without any powers may be tough, but here are my Top Eight Heroes who can still get the job done!

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Action Comics #1

By Jacobus Dixon

People say to never judge a book by its cover. Well…in the world of comics, that saying tends to be thrown out the window entirely. Ideally, you buy a comic for the art as much as for the storytelling. However, since comics are a visual medium, the art tends to sometimes overshadow the writing in terms of appeal. As a result, it’s what draws crowds to the work in the first place if it’s a new series with a new creative team. And where’s the best place to showcase this art? Well, on the cover of course! The best covers are the ones that capture a purified form of what the story inside is about, and what ideas, events, and characters are featured. As time’s marched on, we’ve been treated to an amazing amount of incredible covers that have launched the franchises of several popular characters. These covers also helped defined popular culture and launched the careers of many artists and creators and made their niche in the pop world. I would like to take a look at some of these covers and figure out just what it is that makes them so famous (or infamous) in our minds’ eye.

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DC Comics

#10-#8#7-#5#4-#3, #2-#1

By Raph Soohoo

The Top 10 Toughest DC Superhero Countdown comes to an epic conclusion today with #2-#1! Are you surprised by the top two? Outraged, even? Read on below and let us know your thoughts!

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DC Comics

#10-#8#7-#5, #4-#3, #2-#1

By Raph Soohoo

The Top 10 Toughest DC Superhero Countdown continues with #4-#3! Check back tomorrow morning to see who’s truly the toughest superhero in the DC Universe today!

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DC Comics

#10-#8, #7-#5, #4-#3, #2-#1

By Raph Soohoo

The Top 10 Toughest DC Superhero Countdown continues with #7-#5! Stay tuned throughout the rest of the week and let us know your thoughts!

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