DC To Celebrate Action Comics #1000 In Style

by Oliver MacNamee

Announced at DC’s ‘Meet The Publishers’ panel over the weekend of NYCC ’17, Dan Didio and Jim Lee were on hand to present DC Comics’ plans to celebrate Action Comics #1000; the first American superhero comic to reach this milestone.

In March of 2018 expect the following:

Action Comics #1000 – to feature a smorgasbord of top talent of writers offering up back-up stories, including a collaboration between Superman: The Movie’s Richard Donner and his one time prodigy, Geoff Johns with the main event written by regular Superman/Action Comics writers Dan Jurgens and Pete Tomasi.

There’s also a hardback book too:

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And as a bonus, an UNPUBLISHED 1940s Superman tale believed to be by Jerry Siegel and the Joe Shuster studio salvaged from the DC files fifty years ago and hidden away until now.

It’s also Kal-el’s 80th next year too, so I imagine these to celebratory titles will juts be the tip of the iceberg. Or, should that be the tip of The Fortress of Solitude?