Action Comics #1000 has already hit comic stands and made quite a splash, but the celebration of Superman’s 80th anniversary and this milestone issue is not over yet. DC Comics has announced a super-sized deluxe edition hardcover of Action Comics #1000 set for release this Fall with all kinds of extra goodies.
DC Publisher Dan DiDio says:
Not only was the release of Action Comics #1000 a huge step for DC, it was a momentous release for the industry as a whole. We heard from countless comic book shop owners that Action Comics #1000 brought fans into their shops like never before, as everyone wanted to be a part of this historic moment.
The Action Comics #1000 Deluxe Edition includes all eighty pages of the comic, plus a gallery of 18 unique retailer variants and the eight decade-themed variant covers. Also included are the scripts for each of the stories, a side-by-side panel / page comparison for the Peter J. Tomasi / Patrick Gleason story “Never Ending Battle,” the original art for the Marv Wolfman / Curt Swan story “An Enemy Within,” the Paul Levitz / Neal Adams story from Action Comics: 80 Years of Superman, “The Game,” design sketches from Jim Lee, and a complete reprint of the Superman stories from Action Comics #1 and #2 from 1938.
DC Publisher Jim Lee adds:
We were blown away by the response to Action Comics #1000, and we wanted to gather together even more behind the scenes material such as sketches, scripts, etc. so fans can take a peek inside this historic release. This is not only a must-have for any Superman fan, but also any fan of comics, entertainment or pop culture.
This sounds like an awesome package and a great way to celebrate the Man of Steel and this landmark issue. The Action Comics #1000 deluxe edition hardcover is set for release on September 26th at local comic shops and on October 2nd at all major booksellers like Amazon.