As part of DC’s year-long global celebration of Batman’s 80th anniversary, they are publishing the 1,000th issue of Detective Comics — the series that introduced the world’s most popular super hero and the title from which the DC brand was born.
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. Tomasi is no stranger to this character, having written his video game origins in 2015’s Batman: Arkham Knight – Genesis miniseries.
#1000 also features a two-page spread spotlighting the current state of the Batman universe by Jason Fabok, plus a treasure trove of original stories from a who’s who of comic writers and artists, all honoring the milestone anniversary of The World’s Greatest Detective, including: 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, and James Tynion IV and Alvaro Martinez
To further celebrate the Caped Crusader’s 80-year legacy, #1000 will offer an extensive retailer variant cover program. Hardcore collectors will want to get their hands on this series of variant covers showcasing the Dark Knight through various decades from iconic Batman artists such as Steve Rude, Michael Cho, Jim Steranko, Bernie Wrightson, Frank Miller, Tim Sale, Jock and Greg Capullo—plus an homage to Jerry Robinson’s cover of November 1942’s Detective Comics #69 by Bruce Timm.
At left is Jim Lee's cover. You can view the others below!
This 96-page oversize collector’s edition issue will be available at comics retailers and digitally on March 27, 2019.