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.
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.
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