Action Comics #1000 Now Has 10 Covers, In Addition to Hardcover

Action Comics #1000 has been a bit of a headache for DC. At first, the hardcover edition was announced with a $40 price point ($39.99). Then, a poster that would be inserted I the book was removed and the price point for the hardcover was dropped to $29.99. Now, DC has solicited 10 non-hardcover editions with a more reader friendly price point, $7.99.

Here is the original solicitation:

Celebrate 1000 issues of Action Comics with an all-star lineup of top talent as they pay tribute to the comic that started it all! From today’s explosive action to a previously unpublished tale illustrated by the legendary Curt Swan to the Man of Tomorrow’s future-this very special, oversized issue presents the best of the best in Superman stories! FEATURING ALL-NEW ART AND STORIES BY:
BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
JOHN CASSADAY
OLIVIER COIPEL
PAUL DINI
JOSE LUIS GARCIA-LOPEZ
PATRICK GLEASON
BUTCH GUICE
GEOFF JOHNS
DAN JURGENS
TOM KING
JIM LEE
CLAY MANN
BRAD MELTZER
JERRY ORDWAY
TIM SALE
LOUISE SIMONSON
SCOTT SNYDER
CURT SWAN
PETER J. TOMASI
MARV WOLFMAN …AND MORE!

And the added covers, art has not been released yet for all the covers.

(Original)                                    (Soft Cover)
DECADES-SPANNING OPEN-TO-ORDER VARIANT COVERS BY:

REGULAR EDITION
STEVE RUDE (1930s)
MICHAEL CHO (1940s)
DAVE GIBBONS (1950s)
MICHAEL ALLRED (1960s)
JIM STERANKO (1970s)
JOSHUA MIDDLETON (1980s)
DAN JURGENS (1990s)
LEE BERMEJO (2000s)
BLANK VARIANT

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19 Responses to Action Comics #1000 Now Has 10 Covers, In Addition to Hardcover

  1. Lonzilla says:

    Steranko and Bermejo for my PC for sure!

  2. Kevin verdine says:

    I want the 1:1000 variant. To pay tribute to the 1000 issue. With the print run there should be over 1000 of just that variant which we all know will exist.

    • agentpoyo says:

      Good luck. I’d say wait about 3-6 months and you’ll find it at half the original listed retail price most shops list it for.

  3. Jesus says:

    I’ll be getting couple of blank ones. Seems kind of dumb to have 10 diffefent covers of the same book. Come on DC, your better then Marvel. Let’s not play the cash grab variant game…

    • Ramon canmam says:

      Yeah…but if you are going to do it…this is the issue that deserves it. First book to hit 1000 issues from the hero that started it all…I’m ok with it. Marvel be like…squirrel girl vol. 20 30 covers! Meh

    • JayClue says:

      While i do agree that 10 covers is a lot, but Hopefully DC is doing it just in honour of such a momentous occasion and wont nake this their model. 1000 issues. Thats pretty soecial in this industry. I like the way they did it with the decades thing.

    • A. King says:

      I’m surprised it’s only 10 variants, but with 1000 issues I don’t think that it’s too bad.

  4. agentpoyo says:

    This looks like a future Poyo Avoid book.. 😛

  5. OC_GUY says:

    I’m surprised they din’t have Neil Adams do a cover.

  6. rush diehard says:

    birthright optioned. beauty

  7. Brennan says:

    I was quite annoyed when 1000 was first announced as a $40 hardcover with no mention of the cheaper versions. I don’t think they initially planned it this way but were faced with backlash.
    I don’t want a hardcover. I don’t want a poster. I don’t want old unpublished material. I just want the new part of the current story.
    I had resigned myself to having the hole in my collection and was quite happy that it can now be filled with a reasonably priced oversized issue. I had even gone as far as telling my LCS to stop pulling action comics for me after issue 999. I reversed the request last week when we went in and saw that there were cheaper versions now in the system.

  8. over inflated bubba says:

    wait til they pimp out the cover to shops

  9. I thought the hardcover was a companion book… This is from Amazon.
    “This new hardcover serves as a companion to the ACTION COMICS #1,000 comic book coming in March!”

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