Comics Buyer's Guide's 1600th issue is in stores now. As part of the celebration, their "The Bottom Line" section in the price guide focuses on the longest-running American comic series of all time. What is it? I'll let you guess. Go ahead, I'll just sit here and amuse myself.
*looks at porn*
Done? OK, you were wrong. The real answer is "Dell Four Color Comics," which published 17 issues a year from 1942 to 1962. The final issue was numbered 1354.
I did some math. The longest-running title currently being published, "Action Comics," just hit 821 a couple of weeks ago. Keeping to the monthly publishing schedule, "Action" will reach this mark sometime in 2049. If it went weekly, and kept it up until 1354 was passed, it would happen around 2015.
Kind of puts those "Olsen Twins 18" countdowns into a bit of perspective, don't it?