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The Red Trunks Return in Action Comics #1000


Landmark 1,000th Issue
Features Jim Lee Cover Revealing New Costume

Brian Michael Bendis Debuts First Story for DC

DC Veteran Writer Marv Wolfman to Script Story Based On
Unpublished Art by Golden and Silver Age Icon Curt Swan

All-Star Lineup of Contributors Includes Richard Donner, Geoff
Johns, Peter J. Tomasi, Pat Gleason, Dan Jurgens, Brad Meltzer, Louise
Simonson, Jerry Ordway, Tom King, Scott Snyder and More

DC is going all-out to celebrate the one-thousandth issue of ACTION
COMICS—the longest continually published comic book of its kind in
history, the series that introduced Superman to the world and the title
that launched the superhero genre. The Jim Lee-drawn cover features a
new costume that integrates a variety of classic and new elements,
including the Man of Steel's trademark red trunks.

This press release features multimedia. View the full release here:

Cover, ACTION COMICS #1000. Pencils by Jim Lee, inks by Scott Williams, colors by Alex Sinclair.

Cover, ACTION COMICS #1000. Pencils by Jim Lee, inks by Scott Williams, colors by Alex Sinclair.

"ACTION COMICS #1000 represents a watershed moment in the history of not
just comic books, but entertainment, literature and pop culture," said
Lee. "There's no better way to celebrate Superman's enduring popularity
than to give him a look that combines some new accents with the most
iconic feature of his classic design."

Available at comics retailers and digitally on April 18, ACTION COMICS
#1000 features the DC debut of acclaimed writer Brian Michael Bendis in
a 10-page Superman story featuring art by DC publisher and celebrated
artist Jim Lee. This milestone issue will also include two 15-page
stories from two of DC's current and most popular talent teams: SUPERMAN
writer Peter J. Tomasi and artist Pat Gleason, as well as ACTION COMICS
writer and artist Dan Jurgens.

"The one-thousandth issue of ACTION COMICS is an incredible milestone in
pop culture and a testament to the vision of Jerry Siegel and Joe
Shuster," said DC publisher Dan DiDio. "Without this book, along with
Siegel and Shuster's fertile imaginations and boundless creativity, the
superhero's place in literature may have been wildly different, if not
altogether nonexistent."

This must-have collector's item comic book will also feature previously
unpublished art from Curt Swan, whose dynamic, iconic style many
consider the definitive look for the Man of Steel throughout comics'
Golden and Silver Ages. Acclaimed DC writer Marv Wolfman will script a
story based on this never-before-seen content. In addition, the comic
will include a collection of memorable bonus stories from some of the
most celebrated names in comics and entertainment.

Contributors to this once-in-a-lifetime issue include legendary Superman
movie director Richard Donner and New York Times best-selling
writer Geoff Johns, with art by Olivier Coipel. Other contributing
creative teams will include Paul Dini with José Luis García-López; Tom
King with Clay Mann and Jordie Bellaire; Brad Meltzer with John Cassaday
and Laura Martin; Louise Simonson with Jerry Ordway; Scott Snyder with
Tim Sale and more to be announced.

This celebratory comic book is just the beginning; this milestone will
be recognized across the DC superhero line for the month of April with a
series of Superman-themed variant covers and even more to come. Check
out the website at
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for the latest news regarding Krypton's last son and his
elevation to pop culture icon.

About DC Entertainment:

DC Entertainment, home to the iconic brands DC (Superman, Batman, Green
Lantern, Wonder Woman, the Flash, etc.), Vertigo (Sandman, Fables, etc.)
and MAD, is the creative division charged with strategically integrating
across Warner Bros. and Time Warner. DC Entertainment works in concert
with many key Warner Bros. divisions to unleash its stories and
characters across all media, including but not limited to film,
television, consumer products, home entertainment and interactive
games. Publishing thousands of comic books, graphic novels and magazines
each year, DC Entertainment is one of the largest English-language
publishers of comics in the world.

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