As part of the year-long global celebration of Batman’s 80th anniversary, DC is publishing a momentous 1,000th issue of “Detective Comics” and we now have more details about what's inside...
This must-have collector’s item, from the series that introduced the world’s most popular Super Hero and the title from which the DC brand was born, debuts March 27th, 2019 and includes all-new stories plus a wraparound cover from the powerhouse art team of fan-favourite artist Jim Lee, inker Scott Williams and colourist Alex Sinclair.
Detective Comics #1000 is highlighted by an original story from the team of writer Peter J. Tomasi and artist Doug Mahnke that not only launches a new story arc but introduces a new version of the Arkham Knight to DC comics canon. Tomasi is no stranger to this character, having written his video game origins in 2015’s Batman: Arkham Knight – Genesis miniseries.
Detective Comics #1000 also features a two-page spread spotlighting the current state of the Batman universe by Jason Fabok, plus a treasure trove of original stories from a who’s who of comic writers and artists, all honouring the milestone anniversary of The World’s Greatest Detective, including:
Kevin Smith and Jim Lee
Brian Michael Bendis and Alex Maleev
Warren Ellis and Becky Cloonan
Paul Dini and Dustin Nguyen
Denny O’Neil and Steve Epting (a sequel to O’Neil’s 1976 “Detective Comics” story “There’s No Hope in Crime Alley”)
Christopher Priest and Neal Adams
Geoff Johns and Kelley Jones
Tom King, Tony Daniel and Joëlle Jones
Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo
James Tynion IV and Alvaro Martinez
“Batman is one of the most enduring characters in popular culture, and his debut in ‘Detective Comics’ represented a pivotal moment in comics and pioneered a new type of superhero that would appeal to every generation,” said DC Publisher Dan DiDio. “Batman continues to have an impact on entertainment worldwide and the 1,000th issue of ‘Detective Comics’ is a testament to the creative genius of Bob Kane and Bill Finger and is a fitting tribute to Batman on his 80th anniversary.”
To further celebrate the Caped Crusader’s 80-year legacy, Detective Comics #1000 will offer an extensive retailer variant cover program. Hardcore collectors will want to get their hands on this series of variant covers showcasing the Dark Knight through various decades from iconic Batman artists such as Steve Rude, Michael Cho, Jim Steranko, Bernie Wrightson, Frank Miller, Tim Sale, Jock and Greg Capullo—plus an homage to Jerry Robinson’s cover of November 1942’s “Detective Comics #69” by Bruce Timm.
This 96-page oversize collector’s edition issue will be available at comics retailers and digitally on March 27th, 2019
Images - DETECTIVE COMICS #1000 cover by Jim Lee, Alex Sinclair and Scott Williams
DETECTIVE COMICS #1000 1970'S variant cover by Bernie Wrightson. See the other cover variants here