In the superhero equivalent of “A-LIST MOVIE STAR GOT A CONTROVERSIAL NEW HAIRSTYLE,” Superman lost his red briefs during DC Comics’ New 52 universal reboot. Six years on, however, the briefs are coming back with Action Comics #1000.
After another costume change during last year’s Rebirth initiative, Superman’s outfit is receiving another revamp in Action Comics #1000. The new costume will combine old and new elements and make its debut with a brand new cover, pictured below, by artist and DC co-publisher Jim Lee.
The press release accompanying this image also confirms that writer Brian Michael Bendis will make his DC Comics debut in Action Comics #1000 with a 10 page story to be drawn by Lee. They will join the following creative teams on the title:
- Superman writer Peter Tomasi and artist Pat Gleason
- Action Comics writer and artist Dan Jurgens
- Superman movie director Richard Donner and New York Times best-selling writer Geoff Johns, with art by Olivier Coipel
- Marv Wolfman will pen a script based on unpublished art by Gold & Silver Age artist Curt Swan
- Paul Dini with José Luis García-López
- Tom King with Clay Mann and Jordie Bellaire
- Brad Meltzer with John Cassaday and Laura Martin
- Louise Simonson with Jerry Ordway
- Scott Snyder with Tim Sale
More creative teams are expected to be announced before Action Comics #1000 hits store shelves on April 18th.
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