Hard to believe that it has been nearly a year since the 1000th issue of Action Comics. Now, with the special anniversary issue Detective Comics #1000 weeks away from its release in comic shops everywhere, artist and DC Comics Chief Creative Officer and Co-Publisher Jim Lee has shared some art from his story in the oversized special.
Posted on his Twitter account, Lee revealed he was creating an eight-page story for the upcoming issue, with writer Kevin Smith, providing a sneak peek at some unfinished artwork from the special.
Closeup of a panel from my 8 page story for DETECTIVE 1000 written by @ThatKevinSmith. Thrilled and honored to be part of this monumental milestone! Out later this month! Check your local comics retailer for all the exciting info!#dccomics #detective1000 pic.twitter.com/EjPzeZ7imH
— Jim Lee (@JimLee) March 7, 2019
The special will contain an astonishing 96 pages while an all-star lineup of creative talent including Scott Snyder, Greg Capullo, Tony Daniel, Tom King, Paul Dini, Denny O’Neil, Neal Adams, Steve Epting and more. Additionally, dozens of variant covers from its own impressive lineup of artists will help commemorate the landmark issue.
Among the variant covers are a variety of covers by Lee, inker Scott Williams and colorist Alex Sinclair. The covers include a wraparound look at the Batcave as well as a series of covers representing different eras for Batman, with the Caped Crusader facing a period-appropriate foe.
On a personal note, it is exciting to see Jim Lee and Kevin Smith together in a Detective Comics. Knowing of his love for the caped crusader, being part of something so huge must be a great gift for a fan of DC Comics into a writer. Along with Action Comics, Detective Comics never got the renumbering scheme that all the other series in the line received.
If you checked out the Action Comics celebration, you will know that this will not have a singular storyline. It will be a collection of stories that focus on the impact the character had in their respective universe. Which is, for sure, not a bad thing.
Detective Comics #1000 is by a whole host of superstar writers and artists. The issue is scheduled to go on sale March 27 from DC Comics.