So, I’ve been doing a big Post-Crisis month-by-month readthrough (focusing on major characters and any other random series that catch my attention), and initially I was planning to go back and do a separate readthrough just for the Superman books, but I changed my mind and started working on catching the Superbooks up to where I was with everything else.
And I noticed something: DCU’s library is reasonably complete in terms of Post-Crisis books. Some lesser-known stuff is missing, the annuals are kind of spotty, and obviously there’s a substantial chunk of Green Lantern that’s gone because Gerard Jones is a creep. That’s all understandable. And the Pre-Crisis selection of even the major books has gaping holes in it. That’s unfortunate, but I get it.
But why are there more than fifty (fifty-six, if I’ve counted correctly) missing issues of Post-Crisis Action Comics? I understand that DCU has to work with what’s digitized by other people already, and they’re not on Comixology either, but why has DC’s second-oldest series been so neglected? It’s not like the Superman books in general have been ignored; Superman (Vol 2) and the Adventures thereof don’t seem to have any major holes.
The specific missing issues:
This even cuts well into the Triangle Era, which means there are significant chunks of otherwise-present story arcs missing. I looked a bunch of these issues up on DC Database, and there doesn’t seem to be anything wrong with them. In fact, Action Comics Weekly sounds like it had a bunch of characters and creators I really like.