Action Comics #1000 [Forbidden Planet / Jetpack Comics Exclusive Jock Variant Cover]
(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 00026
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.

Limited print run of 2,500 copies.

Cover has the 80 Years of Superman emblem.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jock
Inks
Jock
Colors
Jock

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]
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[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.
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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.
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Keywords
Kingdom Come; Phantom Zone; World War II

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

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]
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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]
Reprints

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.
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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]
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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 Zaar (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?
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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.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  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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