Burbank, CA – In celebration of Batman’s 80th anniversary and the release of the landmark 1,000th issue of “Detective Comics,” debuting on March 27, DC will present “Detective Comics #1000: The Deluxe Edition” this summer.
Available in comic book stores on June 12 and other major retailers on June 18, the milestone hardcover features new stories from well-known DC talent, historical decade variants and more. With more than 160 pages of some of the top names in comics paying tribute to DC’s Caped Crusader, “Detective Comics #1000: The Deluxe Edition” will be available for the suggested retail price of $19.99.
This 168-page collector’s item celebrates the Dark Knight with all content from the “Detective Comics #1000” periodical, including standalone short stories from an all-star collection of the top writers and artists in Batman’s recent history such as Tom King, Tony S. Daniel & Joëlle Jones, Scott Snyder & Greg Capullo, Brian Michael Bendis & Alex Maleev, Warren Ellis & Becky Cloonan and more, including the debut of a new version of the Arkham Knight into DC canon as writer Peter J. Tomasi and artist Doug Mahnke kick off a new story arc, “Medieval.”
The deluxe hardcover edition of “Detective Comics #1000” will also include:
- A new 12-page Batman story, written by Robert Venditti with art by Stephen Segovia. “Table for Two” pits Batman against a Gotham City gauntlet of his most dangerous rogues, as Two-Face unites half of the Gotham underworld to eradicate the Dark Knight once and for all. This is the first Batman story ever written by Venditti, best known for his fan-favorite run on “Hal Jordan and The Green Lantern Corps” and most recently “Hawkman,” “Freedom Fighters” and the soon-to-be-released “Six Days.”
- Tribute art celebrating Batman from popular artists Jason Fabok, Mikel Janin, as well as Amanda Conner and Paul Mounts.
- A gallery of 32 unique retailer-exclusive variants drawn by some of the biggest names in comics and art, plus the nine decade-themed variant covers from artists such as Steve Rude, Michael Cho, Jim Steranko, Bernie Wrightson, Frank Miller, Tim Sale, Jock and Greg Capullo.
- The dynamic wraparound cover from the “Detective Comics #1000” comic book by the fan favorite team of Jim Lee, Scott Williams and Alex Sinclair.
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