DC Comics will publish a lost story from Jerry Siegel and the Joe Shuster Studio in Action Comics #1000: 80 Years of Superman, a hardcover that celebrates the landmark issue of the comic series that introduced Superman to the world (see "Superman's Major Milestone, Wonder Woman, and 'MAD'").  The 384-page tome will be on shelves on April 19 for an MSRP of $29.99.

"Too Many Heroes" is a 12-page story from Superman creators Siegel and Shuster that was found by Marv Wolfman when he toured the DC studios as a young comics fan.  Wolfman, who later became one of DC’s most prolific writers, kept the story over the intervening years.

Action Comics #1000: 80 Years of Superman will also include a new cover by Jim Lee; notes and essays by Paul Levitz, Laura Siegel Larson (Jerry Siegel’s daughter), Tom DeHaven (It’s Superman!), David Hajdu (The Ten-Cent Plague), Larry Tye (Superman: The High-Flying History of America’s Most Enduring Hero), and Gene Luen Yang (Superman, New Super-Man, American Born Chinese).  It also reprints classic superman stories by Siegel and Shuster, Otto Binder and Al Plastino, Marv Wolfman and Gil Kane, John Byrne and Dick Giordano, Len Wein and Carmine Infantino, and many more.  Levitz and Neal Adams also provide a new original story.

Action Comics #1000, an oversized issue that will see the Man of Steel donning his red trunks once again, will be in stores on April 18 (see "Superman Dons His Red Trunks For 'Action Comics' #1000").  The issue also features unpublished work, this time from comics great Curt Swan.  Wolfman scripted a story to accompany the art.