It’s a huge day for DC Comics, and the industry as a whole, as the comic company releases a landmark issue that has been 8 decades in the making. What other book could top this week’s Wednesday Run than one that celebrates the incredible history of Batman, and the incredible creators who have made their mark on the cape and cowl?
Detective Comics #1000
This year the character of Batman turns 80, and it all started with Detective Comics #27, which hit newstands all the way back in March of 1939. All these years later, Batman is, unarguably, one of the top three characters in comic book history (standing shoulder to shoulder with Superman and Spider-Man), and it makes sense that DC is going all out to celebrate the 1000th issue of the legendary series.
Inside the 96-page spectacular Detective Comics #1000, you’ll find stories from top Batman creators, including Scott Synder and Greg Capullo, Kevin Smith and Jim Lee, Tom King, Denny O’Neill, Brian Michael Bendis, Paul Dini, Neal Adams, Kelley Jones and many, many more. The Snyder/Capullo story in particular could prove to have an impact on the ongoing world of the Caped Crusader.
So make your way to your local comic book shop, lay down your cash for however many of the variant covers you want, and get ready for another 80 years of Batman and Detective Comics.