Detective Comics #1000 to pay homage to the Dark Knight’s 80-year legacy with some of the Batman’s most celebrated writers and artists from the character’s time-honored history!
Hard to image but here we stand again, on a brink of a major milestone in the pop-culture relevance of DC’s most iconic superhero! Batman is turning 40 and to celebrate the upcoming landmark issue of Detective Comics #1000 will be a super-sized spectacle gathering some of the Dark Knight’s most ardent creatives delivering a line-up of original tales all centered on Gotham’s most famous citizen. The 96-page issue will be hitting newsstands and specialty shots on March 27th with a preview story “I Know” written by Brian Michael Bendis already available to check out on DCComics.com.
“Everyone we asked to be a part of this monumental issue immediately said yes,” said DC Publisher Dan DiDio. “Detective Comics #1000 is going to be a must-have for every kind of Batman fan.” Cut in the same editorial style as the equally celebratory Action Comics #1000, the issue will bring together some of the greatest talents in comics including Peter J. Tomasi, Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo, Kevin Smith and Jim Lee, Paul Dini, Warren Ellis,Neal Adams, Tom King, Tony Daniel and Joelle Jones– and that’s only a handful of the acts brought in to tell this story marking the Dark Knight Detective’s 80 years in publishing.
Go to DCComics.com and check out a preview sampling of what to expect in Detective Comics #1000 with the full release of the story written by Bendis and Alex Maleev entitled “I Know” which takes an especially unique look at the relationship between Bruce Wayne and the Batman’s arch-nemesis The Penguin, from an entirely unexpected perspective!
In addition to the stories appearing in the special issue, Detective Comics #1000 will feature new art from Mikel Janin and Amanda Conner and a two-page spread from Jason Fabok depicting the full cast of heroes and villains that encompass the universe of the Batman and illustrate the hero’s legacy. An extensive release of variant covers will also be made available o hard-core collectors and will showcase the Caped Crusader through the years with original works from Michael Cho, Jim Steranko, Bernie Wrightson, and Frank Miller to name a few. Bruce Timm will also be delivering an homage to Jerry Robinson’s cover of 1942’s Detective Comics #69. #Detective1000