Wednesday, April 18, 2018 is the day that the world is celebrating the eightieth birthday of one of the greatest pop culture icons of all time, Superman. To commemorate the Last Son of Krypton’s first appearance in Action Comics #1 back in 1938, DC has released the massive landmark issue Action Comics #1000.

To coincide with this, NetherRealm Studios, developer of DC’s Injustice fighting game series, has decided to have their own celebration within Injustice 2 Mobile.

The studio has gone into the game to give Superman a new look, or rather, an old one. The new “Classic Superman” variant now available in Injustice 2 Mobile harkens back to how the character first appeared on the pages of Action Comics #1 eighty years ago, complete with the classic suit, “S” symbol (now known as the El family’s crest), and even a nice comic book-esque filter.

What’s more is that Classic Superman will also have a car-throwing special attack, a direct reference to the cover of the comic book that started it all.

In addition, Classic Superman will randomly invade Arena matches. And players can earn Hero Shards if they are able to successfully defeat him.

However, as of right now, there are currently no details as to whether or not Classic Superman will be brought over to the standard console/PC version of Injustice 2.

That said, while Action Comics #1000 is being released in April to help kick off the festivities for Superman’s eightieth anniversary, it is worth mentioning that Action Comics #1 is dated as being released in June 1938, meaning there’s plenty of time for this celebration to continue.

Injustice 2 Mobile is currently available for Android and iOS.

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A lifelong gamer who got his start playing Spyro the Dragon, Trap Gunner, and Medievil II on the original PlayStation (and has been impatiently awaiting Medievil III ever since), as well as Sonic the Hedgehog on the Sega Genesis. Now has a penchant for games with compelling stories, but still spends way more time playing Tony Hawk games than any one person should and could listen to their soundtracks all day long if need be. Has worked as an online writer since late 2016, giving his take on video games, movies, television shows, comic books, and the like. Currently waiting to be cast in a 21 Jump Street revival TV series.