Action Comics #1000 [Blank Sketch Cover Variant]
(June 2018)

DC, 2011 Series
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Price:
7.99 USD
Pages:
84
Indicia frequency:
Monthly
On-sale date:
2018-04-18
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Rated T Teen
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
DC Comics
Brand:
DC [circle and serifs]
Barcode:
761941343884 00021
Editing:
Paul Kaminski (editor); Andrea Shea (assistant editor)
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Modern Age U.S.
Paper Stock:
Glossy
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

This issue is a variant of Action Comics (DC, 2011 series) #1000 [Jim Lee and Scott Williams Cover]. There exist further variants.

Cover has the 80 Years of Superman emblem.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Indexer Notes

Blank sketch cover. Cover is blank except for Action Comics logo, issue number, and 80 Years of Superman emblem.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1)

credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover listing credits for all stories and covers.

From the City That Has Everything (Table of Contents: 2)

Superman / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

Script:
Dan Jurgens
Pencils:
Dan Jurgens
Inks:
Norm Rapmund
Colors:
Hi-Fi
Letters:
Rob Leigh

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Khund Warriors; Lois Lane; Jon Kent; Mayor Barnes; unnamed Metropolis citizens; Chief Carlisle; Maggie Sawyer; Mr. Benning; unnamed police officer; Perry White; Wonder Woman [Diana of Themyscira]; Starfire [Koriand'r]; Black Canary [Dinah Lance]; Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]; Flash [Wally West] (original Wally West); Tempest [Garth]; Raven [Rachel Roth]; Omen [Lilith Clay]; Firestorm; Sideways [Dereck James]; Mera; Aquaman; Aresenal [Roy Harper]; Troia [Donna Troy]; Martian Manhunter [J'onn J'onzz]; Deathstroke [Slade Wilson]; Harley Quinn; Hawkman [Katar Hol]; Green Lantern [Jessica Cruz]; Blue Beetle [Jaime Reyes]; Booster Gold [Michael Jon Carter]; Nightwing [Dick Grayson]; Green Lantern [John Stewart]; Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Green Lantern [Guy Gardner]; Flash [Barry Allen]; Cyborg [Victor Stone]; Batgirl [Barbara Gordon]; Robin [Damian Wayne]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Supergirl [Kara Zor-El]; Steel [John Henry Irons]
Synopsis:
Metropolis holds a ceremony to honor the Superman, but the Man of Steel would rather find emergencies to handle than attend the ceremony.

Never-Ending Battle (Table of Contents: 3)

Superman / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

Script:
Peter J. Tomasi
Pencils:
Patrick Gleason
Inks:
Patrick Gleason
Colors:
Alejandro Sanchez
Letters:
Tom Napolitano

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Vandal Savage; unnamed gunmen; unnamed boy with ball; unnamed train engineer; Sgt. Rock; Bulldozer; Wildman; Little Sure Shot; unidentified Easy Company soldier; unnamed German soldiers; unidentified aliens; Lois Lane; other multiverse versions of Superman; Silver Banshee; Mongul; Steel [John Henry Irons]; Superboy [Kon-El]; Jax-Ur; Mala; Magog; Wonder Woman (from Kingdom Come); Green Lantern [Alan Scott] (from Kingdom Come); Hawkman (from Kingdom Come); Jon Kent; Krypto
Synopsis:
Vandal Savage traps Superman in hyper-time and causes him to battle through different time periods to return home.
Keywords:
Kingdom Come; Phantom Zone; World War II

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Superman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
John Romita Jr. [as JR JR] (signed)
Inks:
Danny Miki (signed)
Colors:
Peter Steigerwald (signed)
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]

An Enemy Within (Table of Contents: 5)

Superman / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Marv Wolfman; Cindy Goff (original story); Bob Rozakis (original story, page 5)
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Butch Guice (pages 1-4); Kurt Schaffenberger (page 5)
Colors:
Hi-Fi
Letters:
Rob Leigh

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Maggie Sawyer; Dan Turpin; Henry Davis; unnamed hostage; unnamed police officers; Linda Davis; Officer Lopez; unnamed hobo
Synopsis:
While Superman fights a threat from Brainiac in Japan, Maggie Sawyer deals with a hostage situation in Metropolis.
Keywords:
Brainiac

Indexer Notes

Original story by Cindy Goff, Curt Swan, and Butch Guice, with page 5 courtesy of Superman: The Secret Years #2 by Bob Rozakis, Curt Swan, and Kurt Schaffenberger. Marv Wolfman re-wrote the dialogue for the previously unpublished 4 pages to make this a new story and a previously published Curt Swan Superman splash was added as the final page.

Dedication at end of story "For Curt".

The Car (Table of Contents: 6)

Superman / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Geoff Johns; Richard Donner
Pencils:
Olivier Coipel
Inks:
Olivier Coipel
Colors:
Alejandro Sanchez
Letters:
Nick Napolitano

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Butch Matson; unnamed tow truck driver; unnamed mechanic; Lois Lane (flashback); unnamed members of Matson's gang (flashback)
Synopsis:
Butch Matson brings his car in for repairs, but no one believes him when he says it was wrecked by a man wearing red underwear.

Indexer Notes

Special thanks to Matt Wilson.

Story is a follow up to the Superman story in Action Comics #1, where Superman wrecked Butch's car after he kidnapped Lois Lane.

The Fifth Season (Table of Contents: 7)

Superman / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Scott Snyder
Pencils:
Rafael Albuquerque
Inks:
Rafael Albuquerque
Colors:
Dave McCaig
Letters:
Tom Napolitano

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lex Luthor
Synopsis:
Superman confronts Lex Luthor at a Planetarium.

Of Tomorrow (Table of Contents: 8)

Superman / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Tom King
Pencils:
Clay Mann
Inks:
Clay Mann
Colors:
Jordie Bellaire
Letters:
John Workman

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Jonathan Kent (figurine); Martha Kent (figurine)
Synopsis:
In the far future when a dead Earth is falling into the Sun, Superman pays tribute to the Kents.

Five Minutes (Table of Contents: 9)

Superman / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Louise Simonson
Pencils:
Jerry Ordway
Inks:
Jerry Ordway
Colors:
Dave McCaig
Letters:
Carlos M. Mangual

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Perry White; Jimmy Olsen; unnamed Daily Planet workers; unnamed train engineer; unnamed train passengers; Bibbo; unnamed bank robbers
Synopsis:
Clark has a five minute deadline to file a story, however several emergencies crop up before he can finish.
Keywords:
Daily Planet

Actionland! (Table of Contents: 10)

Superman / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Paul Dini
Pencils:
José Luis García-López
Inks:
Kevin Nowlan
Colors:
Trish Mulvihill
Letters:
Josh Reed

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Ms. Gsptlsnz; Mr. Mxyzptlk; theme park attendees; Superman [Clark Kent] (simulation); Jonathan Kent (simulation); Martha Kent (simulation); Jimmy Olsen (simulation); Lois Lane (simulation); unnamed children in danger (simulation); Supergirl [Kara Zor-El] (simulation); Hawkman [Carter Hall] (simulation); Flash [Barry Allen] (simulation); Wonder Woman (simulation); Martian Manhunter [J'onn J'onzz] (simulation); Cyborg [Victor Stone] (simulation); Green Arrow [Oliver Queen] (simulation); Black Canary [Dinah Lance] (simulation); Batman [Bruce Wayne] (simulation); Captain Marvel [Shazam!; Billy Batson] (simulation); Aquaman [Arthur Curry] (simulation); Green Lantern [Hal Jordan] (simulation); Mister Miracle [Scott Free] (simulation); Kalibak (simulation); Brainiac (simulation); Doomsday (simulation); Lex Luthor (simulation); Bizarro (simulation); Parasite (simulation); General Zod (simulation); Darkseid (simulation); Zook; Bat-Mite; Johnny Thunder's Thunderbolt
Synopsis:
Mr. Mxyzptlk creates a theme park that celebrates the life of Superman, his friends, and foes.

Indexer Notes

The majority of Superman's friends and foes that appear in this story are simulations, not the real thing.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11)

Superman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Walt Simonson (signed)
Inks:
Walt Simonson (signed)
Colors:
Brennan Wagner (signed)
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]

Faster Than a Speeding Bullet (Table of Contents: 12)

Superman / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Brad Meltzer
Pencils:
John Cassaday
Inks:
John Cassaday
Colors:
Laura Martin
Letters:
Chris Eliopoulos

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Rick Hagen; Lila; unnamed police officer; unnamed cell phone users
Synopsis:
Superman faces his limit in being faster than a speeding bullet.

Indexer Notes

Dedication at end of story "For Christopher Reeve".

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13)

Superman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jorge Jimenez (signed)
Inks:
Jorge Jimenez (signed)
Colors:
Jorge Jimenez (signed)
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]

The Truth (Table of Contents: 14)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Brian Michael Bendis
Pencils:
Jim Lee
Inks:
Scott Williams
Colors:
Alex Sinclair
Letters:
Cory Petit
Editing:
Brian Cunningham (group editor); Mike Cotton (editor); Jessica Chen (associate editor)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; unnamed Metropolis citizens; Laura; unnamed waitress; Rogol Zarr (intro); Supergirl [Kara Zor-El]; Maggie Sawyer; unnamed Metropolis SCU officers; unnamed bookstore customers
Synopsis:
Superman faces a new threat who is determined to eliminate all Kryptonians. But what is his connection to Krypton?

Indexer Notes

First Superman story by Brian Michael Bendis. Story continues in The Man of Steel (DC, 2018 series). This story takes place between pages 11 and 14 of The Man of Steel #4.

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. From the City That Has Everything
    Superman
  4. 3. Never-Ending Battle
    Superman
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  6. 5. An Enemy Within
    Superman
  7. 6. The Car
    Superman
  8. 7. The Fifth Season
    Superman
  9. 8. Of Tomorrow
    Superman
  10. 9. Five Minutes
    Superman
  11. 10. Actionland!
    Superman
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  13. 12. Faster Than a Speeding Bullet
    Superman
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  15. 14. The Truth
    Superman
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