Exclusive “Action Comics #1000” Cover by Tyler Kirkham

Another comic book store exclusive variant cover for “Action Comics #1000” has been unveiled.

This variant cover by Tyler Kirkham, which depicts Superman, Lois Lane, and Supergirl with Doomsday looming large in the background, is exclusive Unknown Comic Books, with the cover available to purchase via their website.

With “Action Comics” speeding toward its landmark 1,000th issue on Superman’s 80th anniversary (April 18), not only will we see a series of variant covers capturing the look and feel of the Man of Steel throughout different eras of his 80-year run, but certain comic book stores will also have their own exclusive variant covers available in limited numbers.

Some of comics’ most prolific artists will be lending their considerable talents to celebrate Superman’s incredible impact on comics, literature and popular culture through these variant covers:

  • 1930s by Steve Rude (FUTURE QUEST, FUTURE QUEST PRESENTS
  • 1940s by Michael Cho (BATMAN BLACK AND WHITE)
  • 1950s by Dave Gibbons (WATCHMEN)
  • 1960s by Michael Allred (BUG!: THE ADVENTURES OF FORAGER)
  • 1970s by Jim Steranko (CATWOMAN: SELINA’S BIG SCORE)
  • 1980s by Joshua Middleton
  • 1990s by Dan Jurgens (ACTION COMICS) and Kevin Nowlan (HAWKMAN: FOUND)
  • 2000s by Lee Bermejo (LUTHOR)

To date, other exclusive variant covers revealed include:

Expect more to be revealed ahead of the release of “Action Comics #1000” on April 18.

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Kal L
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Not a fan of Supergirl being a prominent figure on the cover. Jon or just Lois would have been better. Love the Doomsday in the background.

kal-bert
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Well Supergirl is far more important in Superman history than probably Jon will ever be. He’s been here for only 3 years, she has been part of Superman’s universe since the 50’s. I think 60 years is more than enough merit to be in some covers.

Kal L
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Well in keeping with the current continuity, it would have made more sense for Jon to be on the cover. But if we are talking about historical significance, then maybe Jimmy would have made sense. I say this, purely on the fact that we don’t know what is happening in the AC #1000 issue. Maybe Kara plays a large enough role to warrant a cover inclusion, my comment was based on the simple fact that let Superman have his 1000th issue, without his proverbial “kid sister” taking some of that heat. Could be worse though… Could have been Batman, to… Read more »
kal-bert
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You’re right. I would prefer 10 different covers starring The Toyman instead if it means no Batman is in any cover. In Kara’s topic, we don’t know what happens, but its covers clearly show renditions of all Superman ages and like I said, Kara is much more important in Action Comics’ history than Jon. And you’re really right in the Jimmy Olsen topic. It is weird that there is no cover starring the Planet staff. They’re even much more important than that She-Superman wannabe. You may think that even what I said I really hate Supergirl. And you will be… Read more »
Kal L
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Dude, I agree completely. I also have a rather large dislike for Kara. She takes away from Superman’s uniqueness, and I also prefer Clark to be the only surviving Kryptonian.

I see what you mean in regards to Supergirl’s place in the mythos.
And there is a cover depicting the Planet staff. It’s the 80’s Christopher Reeve inspired one. Has Jimmy and Lois.

kal-bert
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Oops! I was searching for one and probably skipped it. I’ll take a look again. Thanks!

kal-bert
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Now I’ve seen the cover you said. It isn’t quite what I meant. I was speaking about the Planet staff, not just Jimmy. I’m not sure to count Lois as “Planet staff” even though in this cover she is undoubtably a journalist…yeah, definately Planet staff, in the other covers she is depicted more as Clark’s wife. But I meant the whole Planet, Perry, Jimmy, Cat Grant…and of course Lois Lane too.

Kal L
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Yeah I should have wrote that the one i suggested was the closest one we would get to the Planet Staff.

Be kool to see one done by Jerry Ordway or Tom Grummett

kal-bert
Member

If I must choose between Ordway and Grummett I think I prefer Ordway. I like Tom Grummett but the best 2 artists from that time (in my opinion, of course) are 1st Dan Jurgens and 2nd (but very close, maybe 1.5st) Jerry Ordway. Specially in his pencils in the Blaze saga (when Supes descends to hell to save Jimmy and Jerry White’s souls). That saga had one of the best covers I’ve ever seen: Action Comics #656 by Bob McLeod & Bret Breeding.

Spidey2878
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I’m looking at this image and I think they drew Doomsday’s nose a little bit weird. I see its there, but the way it’s drawn,kinda looks like he has no nose. Lol this would make an excellent caption contest.

Superman:” Hey Doomsday, got your nose!”