DC Comics Bringing Superman's Red Trunks Back For 'Action Comics' #1000

DC Comics Bringing Superman's Red Trunks Back For 'Action Comics' #1000

That is why it is so exciting that DC is celebrating the 80 anniversary of Superman with their milestone comic ACTION COMICS #1000 in April. This is why, whenever DC or Marvel announce a new publishing initiative, numbering is usually an important factor that explains the company's priorities at the time.

Action Comics #1,000 hits stands and digital platforms April 18.

The supersized issue will feature stories from a number of creators, including the first new DC work of writer Brian Michael Bendis, who joined the company after nearly two decades at Marvel last November.

More news: Zimbabwe opposition leader dies in helicopter crash in New Mexico
More news: Schumer, Trump meet at White House as government shutdown nears
More news: MSU asks for Michigan AG's review of Nassar case

Almost seven years ago, Superman's iconic red trunks were retconned away by DC Comics' New 52 reboot as a way to revitalize and update his iconic costume. Donner can inject some of the classic Silver Age optimism that came along with Christopher Reeve's Superman.

Action Comics #1000 represents a watershed moment in the history of not just comic books, but entertainment, literature and pop culture. Superman has been trunk-less in the DCEU and during his appearances on The CW's Supergirl, with both mediums taking their cues from the comic books. This Superman at first wore a stealth suit similar to his '90s resurrection outfit, but after the death of the New 52 Superman, made his public debut in a new costume designed by Jim Lee and Tom Derenick.

"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", said Lee in a statement. The post-Rebirth Superman team of Peter J. Tomasi and Patrick Gleason will also contribute stories to the book, along with current Action Comics writer/artist Dan Jurgens. Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster's classic hero Superman represents the flawless vessel of hope even in the 21 century. Zack Snyder's Man of Steel - which went into production one month before the launch of The New 52 - also did away with the red trunks, giving Henry Cavill's big screen Superman an embossed design around his waist instead. It will honor Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster's place in creating the superhero genre as we know it today. Perhaps most notable for diehard Superman fans, fan-favorite writer Marv Wolfman will script a story based on never-before-seen art from the legendary Curt Swan.

Related Articles

  • Family 'shocked and saddened' by death of British woman in Sydney

    Family 'shocked and saddened' by death of British woman in Sydney

    'As we try to come to terms with losing our lovely girl, we would very much appreciate privacy at this extremely hard time'. She had been earning cash working on a farm in Victoria. "She was amusing , full of confidence, she was just lovely".
    Joel McHale to host aptly titled Netflix show

    Joel McHale to host aptly titled Netflix show

    Netflix unveiled plans today for " The Joel McHale Show with Joel McHale ", a weekly half-hour topical series. The Joel McHale Show with Joel McHale will be filmed in Los Angeles at the Sunset Bronson Studios.
    Keepin' It Reel:

    Keepin' It Reel: "Star Wars: The Last Jedi"

    Star Wars: The Force Awakens gave us a glimpse of the Knights of Ren, a group of dark-clad figures who are led by Ben Solo a.k.a. Or, the Knights of Ren may very well be the handful of Jedi that left with Solo upon destroying Luke Skywalker's Jedi Temple.
  • Science panel backs lowering drunken-driving threshold to reduce impaired-driving deaths

    Science panel backs lowering drunken-driving threshold to reduce impaired-driving deaths

    Since 2013, the National Transportation Safety Board has called on states to reduce the legal BAC for drivers from 0.08 to 0.05. Chambers believes such a law could lead to more people driving in violation of the laws governing driving under the influence.
    John Worboys: Government won't seek review of black cab rapist release

    John Worboys: Government won't seek review of black cab rapist release

    At his trial, the court heard how Worboys gave his victims drug-laced champagne, claiming he was celebrating a big lottery win. He did reveal the review would be widened to look at the way victims are ed about their attacker's release.
    Brazil legend Pele hospitalized after 'collapsing with exhaustion'

    Brazil legend Pele hospitalized after 'collapsing with exhaustion'

    There, he met President Vladimir Putin and was joined by fellow footballing great, Argentina icon Diego Maradona. On Tuesday, Pele made fun of the walker he used at the opening ceremony of the Rio state championship.
  • Nadal ominous as Wozniacki gets back on track

    Nadal ominous as Wozniacki gets back on track

    The Swiss - who ended last season on a high after back and wrist injuries - was stunned by Thai qualifier Luksika Kumkhum 6-1 6-3. Wozniacki hasn't made the fourth round at the Australian Open in five years, and she has a great opportunity to go further.
    Eagles beat Libya, soar to four points

    Eagles beat Libya, soar to four points

    This was after Emeka Ogbugh forced Libya keeper Muhammad Nashnoush into a good save with a header after some good work by Faleye. Libya has 3 points after thrashing Equatorial Guinea 3-0 in the opening game while Rwanda shared spoils with Nigeria.
    Ivana Trump Says Donald's Not Racist, Just Confused

    Ivana Trump Says Donald's Not Racist, Just Confused

    The White House has not denied that Trump said "s--hole" though Trump has already pushed back on some depictions of the meeting. Dick Durbin , who attended, and others who were briefed on the conversation but were not authorized to describe it publicly.
  • On Shutdowns, Trump Once Thought 'Pressure is on the President'

    On Shutdowns, Trump Once Thought 'Pressure is on the President'

    Jackson explained that the test is created to reveal evidence of Alzheimer's disease or other issues. In countries and regions that Trump has disparaged directly, that's clearly the case.
    A Brief Survey of Republicans Blaming Democrats for the Looming Government Shutdown

    A Brief Survey of Republicans Blaming Democrats for the Looming Government Shutdown

    If he can do that, the Senate may be able to work out a deal as their House counterparts had done Thursday. Mike Quigley said it had a "pep rally" atmosphere but was largely about stating the current situation.
    Tim Cook Says iPhone Users Can Turn Off Throttling -- Soon

    Tim Cook Says iPhone Users Can Turn Off Throttling -- Soon

    On Dec. 28, a week after Apple first admitted to the slowdown, the company apologized and offered cheaper battery replacements. To appease angry consumers, Apple announced it would replace iPhone batteries for $29 instead of the usual $79.