The Library of Congress will celebrate the 1000th issue of Action Comics and 80 years of Superman with a live interview on Thursday, March 29 featuring former publisher and president of DC, Paul Levitz and DC writer and artist Dan Jurgens, known for his work on the Superman series including “The Death of Superman”.
The event coincides with Awesome Con, which will be held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, which begins on March 30th, 2018.
Levitz and Jurgens will be interviewed by creator Michael Cavna of the “Comic Riffs” column of The Washington Post. A question-and-answer session and book signing will follow.
The event will take place at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 29th, in the Coolidge Auditorium on the ground floor of the Library’s Thomas Jefferson Building, 10 First Street S.E., Washington, D.C. The event is free, but tickets are required. Visit this event-ticketing site for more information and to acquire tickets.
The event also will be livestreamed on the Library’s YouTube site at youtube.com/libraryofcongress. Follow the conversation on Twitter at @librarycongress and #LibraryofAwesome.
Guests will get a preview of Action Comics #1000, which features the DC debut of writer Brian Michael Bendis, art by DC Comics publisher and artist Jim Lee and stories from writer Peter J. Tomasi, artist Pat Gleason and artist Dan Jurgens. Selected materials from the Library’s comic book and comic art collections will also be on display during the event.
DC will also be publishing a new hardcover book, Action Comics: 80 Years of Superman, this Spring as part of the celebration of the 1000th issue of Action Comics.