DC Comics announced Tuesday morning details surrounding the 1,000th issue of DETECTIVE COMICS hitting your local comic book store on March 27, 2019. The issue includes 11 all-new stories with a wraparound cover by artist Jim Lee, inker Scott Williams, and colorist Alex Sinclair.
“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. 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,” said DC Publisher Dan DiDio.
According to DC Comics, 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. The issue also features a two-page spread spotlighting the current state of the Batman universe by Jason Fabok. Listed below are the creative teams involved on the book.
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
DC Comics has a plethora of variant covers for the issue too, check the cover out below by Steve Rude, Michael Cho, Jim Steranko, Bernie Wrightson, Frank Miller, Tim Sale, Jock, and Greg Capullo. Bruce Timm’s variant will feature an homage to Jerry Robinson’s cover of November 1942’s DETECTIVE COMICS #69.
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