Following the release last month of the milestone Action Comics #1000, DC Entertainment has announced the celebration will continue this fall with the publication of deluxe hardcover edition, complete with scripts and sketches.
“We were blown away by the response to Action Comics #1000," DC Co-Publisher Jim Lee said in a statement, "and we wanted to gather together even more behind the scenes material such as sketches, scripts, etc. so fans can take a peek inside this historic release. ... This is not only a must-have for any Superman fan, but also any fan of comics, entertainment or pop culture.”
Action Comics #1000 Deluxe Edition hardcover will include the 80 pages of stories and art from such creators as Brian Michael Bendis, Jim Lee, , Dan Jurgens, Norm Rapmund, Peter J. Tomasi, Patrick Gleason, Tom King, Clay Mann and Geoff Johns.
It will also deliver side-by-side panel comparisons for the Tomasi/Gleason story “Never Ending Battle,” original art from Marv Wolfman/Curt Swan story “An Enemy Within," the Paul Levitz/Neal Adams story from Action Comics: 80 Years of Superman, “The Game,” design sketches from Lee, and complete reprints of 1938's Action Comics #1-2.
The hardcover will be available in comic shops Sept. 26., and book stores Oct. 2 for $19.99.