Where is “Action Comics #1000”?

If you checked out DC Comics’ March solicitations yesterday, you may have noticed that there was a listing for “Action Comics #999”, but no mention of the 1000th issue.

According to Newsarama.com, the reason behind this is due to the fact that DC Comics has decided to delay the release of the milestone issue until April 18.

What’s so special about April 18? It just so happens to be the anniversary of the release of the very first issue of “Action Comics” back in 1938. TO THE DAY! 80 years exactly!

Along with the previously announced commemorative logo, DC Comics will celebrate the milestone with several special publications:

New hardcover book: Join us for an 80th anniversary celebration of the single most important comic in American history: ACTION COMICS #1 and the birth of Superman. Revisit classic stories from over the decades featuring the debuts of Superman, Supergirl, Brainiac, the Fortress of Solitude, the Human Target and so much more. Read Superman stories by generations of top writers and artists and enjoy sparkling essays from literary wizards who’ve won Pulitzers and become bestsellers, including Jules Feiffer. Plus a historical essay by guest editor Paul Levitz, and all 1000 ACTION covers collected in a new poster. And as a bonus, an UNPUBLISHED 1940s Superman tale believed to be by Jerry Siegel and the Joe Shuster studio salvaged from the DC files fifty years ago and hidden away until now.

ACTION COMICS #1000, written by Pete Tomasi and Dan Jurgens, will be published as a special, oversized edition featuring an all-star talent line-up writing back-up stories, including a story co-written by Geoff Johns and Superman film director, Richard Donner.

In 1938, two kids from Cleveland, Ohio – Joe Shushter and Jerry Siegel – created a character they thought would represent the best of humanity in a troubled time with few beacons of hope for the future. That character went on to become one of the brightest and most well-known creations in all of pop culture: Superman. And it all began in ACTION COMICS. DC is proud to celebrate the 1000th edition of this seminal title that created the entire superhero genre – bringing joy, hope and inspiration to Superman fans around the world for 80 years.

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December 19, 2017 5:52 pm

Excited about this milestone. The vignettes in these milestone issues have been some of my favorite Superman moments and stories of all-time. I hope 1000 lives up to it!

December 19, 2017 8:07 pm

This looks so much better than the lackluster 75th anniversary year.

December 20, 2017 11:21 am

I’m going to mark my calendar

Steve Eden
Steve Eden
December 20, 2017 5:56 pm