Today, Superman celebrates his 80th birthday.

On this day in 1938, the Man of Steel made his debut in the pages of Action Comics #1 (cover dated June). Created by Jerry Siegel & Joe Shuster, the character has appeared in countless comics, numerous TV shows and movies, and is easily one of the most recognisable characters in the world.

And to coincide with Superman’s big day, DC Comics is publishing the 1,000th issue of Action Comics, which hits stores today. The book is available in print and digital and features stories from some of the biggest names in the industry, including Brian Michael Bendis, Paul Dini, Tim Sale, Curt Swan, Jerry Ordway, Dan Jurgens and many, many more.

Happy birthday, Superman!