At the end of January, Bleeding Cool broke the news that the solicited Action Comics #1000: 80 Years of Superman Deluxe Hardcover was changing its name to Action Comics: 80 Years Of Superman. It was too confusing it, seems, having two comics called Action Comics #1000.
But not everyone reads Bleeding Cool, it seems. I know, shocking. Not even some contributors. Because today a bunch of people got the Action Comics: 80 Years Of Superman hardcover from Amazon that came out in comic stores last week, and it is not what they thought it was, a deluxe hardcover version of tomorrow’s Action Comics #1000 comic. But a collection of stories across the eighty years…
And they are telling folk.
Sometime between when I ordered it and when it was delivered this turned from a deluxe edition of Action Comics #1000 to a general book of Action Comics reprints from the past 80 years. I’m not thrilled I shelled out the cash for this pic.twitter.com/JN7aPyRVKJ
— Legendary Lass, LLC (@LegendaryLass) April 16, 2018
Hey @DCComics I’m a little upset right now, and urs partially my fault but I found an “action comics 1000” deluxe edition and I thought I was pre ordering action comics 1000, only to read deeper and find out that it doesn’t actually have action comics 1000. I ordered two. Thanks. pic.twitter.com/9VRs4pqrx4
— Shifty (@jasonshiffy97) April 16, 2018
Hey @DCComics – lots of pissed of consumers on twitter – bought the ACTION COMICS #1000 DELUXE EDITION from @Amazon – arrived today, flimsy crap paper and just a collection of naff random issues (not even the greats) notice Amazon changed the listing now it’s called ’80 years’ pic.twitter.com/kbKU9lB4mx
— ≋F R A Z E R B R O W N≋ (@FrazerBrown) April 17, 2018
I got the 80 Years of Superman deluxe edition companion book to Action Comics 1000 coming out next week. The book isn’t quite what I was expecting but I’m still glad I have it. This is a great collection of stories, even if I do have a number of them as other editions/reprints. pic.twitter.com/f9OtrQF1Ju
— Todd Dharken (@Todd_Dharken) April 11, 2018
@DCComics what a ripoff! Picked up the 80 years book under the assumption of it being a hardcover version of action comics 1000 as previously advertised to find there is no 1000 in it…theres $30 i wont get back #dccomics #Action1000 #ActionComics #Superman
— Dustin C. Smith (@imdustin) April 12, 2018
The moral of this story is… if you order well in advance, check closer to the date as to whether it has changed from what you ordered into a small Czechoslovakian post office or not. Unless of course, you ordered a small Czechoslovakian post office. Which you might have. In that case you’re golden…
Or return it to Amazon. Or buy it in a comic shop so you can see exactly what you’re buying when you do so…