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Old 04-17-18, 08:25 AM   #1
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Action Comics #1000

Anyone planning on picking this up tonight or tomorrow? Its official release date is Wednesday, but there are many stores that are having midnight release parties and the book will be on sale right at midnight.

I plan to go to pick up one of the issues and just want to see how much of a crowd they will get for this at midnight. I almost hate the fact that they are doing multiple variant covers for this issue. Seems like there may be about ten wide release variants and then a number of stores/ companies will have their own variant. There could be as many as 100 different covers for this issue. It's sad there won't be any "official" non variant cover for this issue. When everyone thinks of Action Comics #500 or Amazing Spider-Man #300, they will have that one iconic cover in mind. Now when people think of Acion Comics #1000 everyone will be thinking of different covers.
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Old 04-17-18, 09:37 AM   #2
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Actually, there is a regular, non-variant cover done by Jim Lee



But I think this will be the iconic image people will remember years from now and it was done for the hardcover version

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Old 04-17-18, 09:40 AM   #3
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I wish they did something similar to this for the 80th anniversary/Action Comics 1000

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Old 04-17-18, 11:23 AM   #5
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I had thought the Jim Lee cover was the 2010's decade version. I do like that version with the covers in the background. I think that one is the best out of all of them. I'm glad it's not that silhouette version that they've been showing for the past few months. I'm not sure which one I will get. I was thinking about getting the Jim steranko version of the 1970s cover because he will be in Philadelphia next month. But I may get with that one with the other covers in the background. I also may get the sketch cover version.
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Old 04-17-18, 05:09 PM   #6
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I already ordered it off eBay - went for the '60s 80-Page Giant version. Even though I no longer collect, I may grab issue 1021 when it comes out so that I'll have a (very incomplete) span of 1,000 issues - from #21 to #2021.
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Old 04-17-18, 08:15 PM   #8
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Re: Action Comics #1000

I haven't decided if I will hunt down one of the more rare variants or will settle for the regular cover.

I don't think it's a great piece of Jim Lee art - his Superman ten years ago looked better.
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Old 04-17-18, 10:34 PM   #9
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I'm just getting the Neal Adams variant with his homage to the Superman #14 cover.
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Old 04-18-18, 01:13 PM   #10
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This was a great book for Superman fans. I enjoyed it all, but the car and the bullet stories were stand outs.
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Old 04-18-18, 03:20 PM   #11
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I picked a copy up this morning. Haven't read it yet, but flipping through it there doesn't appear to be a digital code, unless I totally missed it. For 8 bucks there really ought to be.
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Re: Action Comics #1000

I grabbed it too and enjoyed it. The setup for the future was my favorite part.

I also enjoyed reading all the media coverage for the occasion. Hopefully it got some new\lapsed readers to try it out and be exposed to so many talented writers.
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It was a good compilation of shorter Superman stories. The art seemed a little more hit or miss than I expected, but I have to remember that some of these artists haven't done Superman work in years.

Jerry Ordway is still a fantastic artist. I wish he was doing a monthly DC book.
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