DC Comics is rolling out the red trunks to mark issue #1000 for Action Comics. Iconic DC Comics artist Jim Lee will produce a cover for the landmark issue that shows Superman in his trademark red trunks.
“ACTION COMICS #1000 represents a watershed moment in the history of not just comic books, but entertainment, literature and pop culture,” said Lee. “There’s no better way to celebrate Superman’s enduring popularity than to give him a look that combines some new accents with the most iconic feature of his classic design.”
Along with Lee’s iconic cover, the landmark issue will feature former Marvel Comics superstar writer Brian Michael Bendis’ debut for DC Comics. He will write a 10-page Superman story with art by Jim Lee.
Along with Bendis’ story there will also be two 15-page stories from Superman writer Peter J. Tomasi and artist Gleason as well as Action Comics writer and artist Dan Jurgens.
“The one-thousandth issue of ACTION COMICS is an incredible milestone in pop culture and a testament to the vision of Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster,” said DC publisher Dan DiDio. “Without this book, along with Siegel and Shuster’s fertile imaginations and boundless creativity, the superhero’s place in literature may have been wildly different, if not altogether nonexistent.”
The comic will also feature previously unpublished art from acclaimed DC Comics artist Curt Swan who defined Superman’s look throughout the Golden and Silver Ages of Comics. Marv Wolfman will write a story based on Swan’s unpublished artwork.
There will also be a collection of memorable bonus stories from some of the most celebrated names in comics including Superman movie director Richard Donner and Doomsday Clock scribe Geoff Johns. They will be joined by artist Olivier Coipel. Other creative teams contributing to the issue will be Paul Dini and José Luis García-López, Tom King, Clay Mann, and Jordie Bellaire, Brad Meltzer, John Cassaday, and Laura Martin, Louis Simonson and Jerry Ordway, and Scott Snyder and Tim Sale. And this is just the tip of iceberg. DC Comics promises more creative teams will be announced in the ensuing weeks.
And if you think DC Comics is just going to celebrate issue #1000 of Action Comics with just a landmark issue, you thought wrong. Throughout the month of April they will roll out a series of Superman-themed variant covers and more.
Action Comics #1000 comes to comic book stores everywhere on April 18, 2018. You don’t want to miss this one!