DC Releases 33 Detective Comics #1000 Variant Covers

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DC Comics is putting the final pieces in place for the celebration of Detective Comics #1000. Over the past several months, news has trickled out in the form of announced creative teams and variant covers for the gala celebration.

Now, DC has kicked the celebration up a notch by releasing 33 variant covers for the extra-sized issue.

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The impending release of Detective Comics #1000 has been hyped up for some time. This most recently included a special exhibit at SXSW, celebrating both the issue and Batman's 80th Anniversary.

With industry heavyweights like Doug Mahnke, Alex Ross, Jim Lee and Nicola Scott, the Detective Comics celebration is poised to be a massive affair. DC has pulled out all the stops for these mammoth #1000 celebrations, with last year’s Action Comics #1000 receiving a similar affair.

DC has revealed the many artists and where their covers could be picked up in a press release today.

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At an extra-sized 96-pages, Detective Comics #1000 isn’t just a celebration of where the Dark Knight has been -- the book also promises to set up the future of Batman stories, including the mainstream DC debut of the Arkham Knight. Though the character appeared in the video game Batman: Arkham Knight and related comic book stories, this will be the first appearance of the character outside of tie-in merchandise.

Detective Comics #1000 is scheduled for release March 27.

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