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.

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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.

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