ACTION COMICS Hits 800! (Mania.com)

By:Rob Allstetter
Date: Tuesday, November 19, 2002
Source: DC Comics

ACTION COMICS reaches rarefied air in terms of longevity when DC Comics releases the 800th issue of the title in February.

Written by Joe Kelly with art by Pascual Ferry, Duncan Rouleau, Cam Smith and Marlo Alquiza, plus Tim Sale, Mort Drucker, Lee Bermejo, Kilian Plunkett, Dave Bullock, and Gaijin Studios, ACTION COMICS #800 builds on the momentum begun in January's SUPERMAN: THE 10-CENT ADVENTURE.

The issue also features a painted cover by Drew Struzan, the artist behind the posters for the STAR WARS and HARRY POTTER movies.

Here's how DC describes the issue:

"How has the Man of Steel affected the lives of those around him? Whether inspiring acts of unimaginable heroism or unspeakable evil, Superman's life since his crash-landing on Earth has had far-reaching consequences the entire DC Universe. This special issue re-examines Superman's life and the impact he's made both as a real and fictional character. A series of reality-based vignettes by guest artists delves into Superman's influence on the lives of everyday people throughout his comics history and beyond!"