Superman's Iconic Red Trunks Return in DC's Action Comics #1000

  • Superman's Iconic Red Trunks Return in DC's Action Comics #1000

Superman's Iconic Red Trunks Return in DC's Action Comics #1000

Action Comics #1000 arrives in comic shops on April 18. The no-trunks look stayed throughout the more recent reboot of DC Rebirth, only to now make its triumphant return for the big Action Comics anniversary.

Not surprisingly, DC Comics intend on honoring his enduring legacy this spring with the historic release of Action Comics #1000, the first comic book to organically reach that milestone.

The supersized issue will feature stories from a number of creators, including the first new DC work of writer Brian Michael Bendis, who joined the company after nearly two decades at Marvel last November. Superman went away from the classic look for a while, including the textured, cinematic costume worn by Henry Cavill in last year's "Justice League" and other onscreen iterations.

"Action Comics No. 1000 represents a watershed moment in the history of not just comic books, but entertainment, literature, and pop culture", Jim Lee, co-publisher of DC Comics and cover artist of the Action Comics No. 1000 issue, said in a statement.

Classic Superman creators Louise Simonson and Jerry Ordway will also share a tale, with more contributors set to be announced at a later date.

Bendis and Lee have collaborated on a 10-page story in the issue. Jim Lee's redesign for Superman looked overwhelmingly blue, and after inching back toward a recognizable profile in the past few years, DC Comics will reintroduce Superman's most recognizable look in April's milestone Action Comics #1,000. Acclaimed DC writer Marv Wolfman will script a story based on this never-before-seen content. "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". Superman director Richard Donner is reuniting with Geoff Johns for a story drawn by Olivier Coipel, while Batman: The Animated Series scribe Paul Dini will team up with legendary artist José Luis García-López. In addition to that, titles across DC's superhero line will feature Superman-themed variants in the month of April.