Exclusive “Action Comics #1000” Variant Cover by Francesco Mattina

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

This variant cover by Francesco Mattina, which depicts Superman (with heat-vision eyes) standing on the head of a giant robot, is exclusive to Frankies Comics, Sad Lemon Comics, 7 ate 9 Comics, The Comic Mint, Amorpheous Ink & Golden Apple comics, with the cover available via all their websites.

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:

  • 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)

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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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March 20, 2018 7:27 pm

hi there,

this is actually an exclusive variant put out by the variant collective of Frankies Comics, Sad Lemon Comics, 7 ate 9 Comics, The Comic Mint, Amorpheous Ink & Golden Apple comics (not Spartoria as reported)

They officially go on sale on all our sites on 04/04 at 2pm ET/7PM GMT.
The ebay link is someone that is preselling the book before it is officially on sale (& for a higher price)

March 20, 2018 9:20 pm

Please fix your first paragraph as this cover is not commissioned by Spartoria Comics. As stated below, this is an exclusive cover put together by The Comic Mint, Sad Lemon Comics and a couple of other stores not affiliated to us.

Thank you

PS: The ebay site linked in this piece is not related to Spartoria Comics whatsoever. Therefore, I’d suggest you to revise the entire article in order to present your readers with accurate information.


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