DC Reveals Action Comics #1000 Variants From Allred, Gibbons & More

Action Comics #1000 will serve as a major milestone for DC Comics, and -- in preparation for the occasion -- the publisher has now revealed seven of eight variant covers, each celebrating a decade from the title's storied history.

The covers are designed to capture "the look and feel of the Man of Steel throughout different eras of his 80-year run." Cover artists include Steve Rude (Future Quest), Michael Cho (Batman Black and White), Dave Gibbons (Watchmen), Michael Allred (Bug!: The Adventures of Forager), Jim Steranko (Catwoman: Selina's Big Score), Dan Jurgens (Action Comics) and Kevin Nowlan (Hawkman: Found), Lee Bermejo (Luthor) and Joshua Middleton (Aquaman). With the exception of Middleton's 1980s cover, you can see all of the variants below.

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Going on sale April 18, Action Comics #1000 marks the DC Comics debut of writer Brian Michael Bendis. He’s joined in the special issue by a creative lineup that include Superman director Richard Donner, Geoff Johns, Paul Dini, Jim Lee, Peter J. Tomasi, Patrick Gleason, José Luis García-López, Tom King, Clay Mann, Jordie Bellaire, Brad Meltzer, John Cassaday, Laura Martin, Louise Simonson, Jerry Ordway, Scott Snyder and Tim Sale.

1930s variant by Steve Rude
1940s variant by Michael Cho
1950s variant by Dave Gibbons
1960s variant by Michael Allred
1970s variant by Jim Steranko
1990s variant by Dan Jurgens and Kevin Nowlan
2000s variant by Lee Bermejo
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