DC’s FAMOUS FIRST EDITION Treasuries Make a Glorious Return

The classic line is back — at least for now…

Last summer, we brought you the news that DC would be publishing a hardcover facsimile edition of the first ongoing comic to feature all-new material — 1935’s New Fun #1. (This year marks the 85th anniversary.)

The book’s official name is Famous First Edition #C-63: New Fun #1 and, as I hoped, the cover features the return of the Bronze Age banner that adorned treasury editions of Action Comics #1, Detective Comics #27, Sensation Comics #1, and so on.

Check it out:

Oh, how nice is that to see?

Now, of course I’m hopeful that this augurs a return of the line in earnest. After all, a hardcover facsimile edition of 1977’s treasury All New Collectors’ Edition #C-54: Superman vs. Wonder Woman is in the offing, so who knows? Granted, the Golden Age was pretty well covered the first time around, but there are plenty of Silver Age opportunities, y’know? Plus, I would LOVE a hardcover reissue of Famous First Edition #F-5: Batman #1.

(Side note: I love that this new volume follows the numbering sequence that ended more than 40 years ago with All New Collectors’ Edition #C-62: Superman: The Movie.)

In any event, getting the $19.99 book will be a bit of a challenge right now. It’s available from at least two large online retailers but if you’d prefer to get it through your comics shop — and you should definitely support your LCS if it’s a good one — you’ll have to wait until the book ships to the direct market. When that happens is very much up in the air right now, thanks to the coronavirus pandemic and the fallout on comics distribution.

Patience is a virtue and good things come to those who wait. Pick whatever cliche you like, but at least you have something nifty to look forward to.


— SUPERMAN VS. WONDER WOMAN Treasury to Be Re-Released — at FULL SIZE. Click here.

— DC to Bring Back the Treasury Edition. Click here.

Author: Dan Greenfield

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  1. It’s curious that they’re using the Bronze Age DC logo in the upper left corner, as the only thing about this that relates to that era is this banner! Not that I don’t love seeing it there, it’s just a bit incongruous (even if there wasn’t a “DC” logo when this comic came out!).

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    • Yeah, they’re making it a Bronze Age thing at the same time, which is pretty shrewd — especially since they’re also picking up the old numbering. So it kind of works on multiple levels: If you want to see New Fun, this is for you. If you’re a Bronze Age completist, this is for you. If you’re a treasury fan, this is for you.

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  2. I wish they’d put out softcover versions as well.

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