A redesigned Superman will debut in April 18's Action Comics #1000 - with the iconic red trunks officially back as part of this new design. Although the designer is unclear, Action Comics #1000's cover by DC Co-Publisher Jim Lee, inker Scott Williams, and colorist Alex Sinclair shows off a mix of familiar elements with some modern nuances.
“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.”
As part of this event, DC will also be publishing an Action Comics hardcover companion book edited by one-time DC publisher Paul Levitz. In addition to that, titles across DC's superhero line will feature Superman-themed variants in the month of April.
“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 co-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.”
Newsarama has broken down the expanded list of 22 creators slated to contribute stories to the oversized Action Comics #1000 here.