Bill Sienkiewicz Unveils His Detective Comics #1000 Variant

Artist Bill Sienkiewicz has revealed his variant cover for DC's upcoming milestone Detective Comics #1000, and it's an utterly chilling image of Batman.

The cover, which Sienkiewicz posted on Twitter, shows a stylized version of the World's Greatest Detective pouncing while illuminated by a single green light source. "My very last variant cover done for [Mark Chiarello] just before he was unceremoniously let go [sic] by DC Comics," Sienkiewicz wrote, referring to DC's recent layoffs, which included Senior Vice President of Art Direction Mark Chiarello.

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The artist went on to explain that this cover was a very recent creation, having been done "right after New Year."

Of course, Sienkiewicz's cover will only be one of many available for Detective Comics #1000, Numerous creators are providing covers for the comic, including Bruce Timm, Michael Cho, Jim Steranko, Bernie Wrightson, Frank Miller, Tim Sale, Jock and Greg Capullo.

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Sienkiewicz has worked on a number of comics for DC over the years, including Action Comics, Detective Comics and Batman. He's also known for his work on comics such as Elektra: Assassin and Moon Knight. He has received numerous awards for his art.

Detective Comics #1000 goes on sale March 27, 2019.

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