This March, comic book history will be made as “Detective Comics” reaches its milestone 1000th issue. As you all know, this is the title that gave us “The Batman” way back in May of 1939 and before I get into the cover visuals, I wanted to share that classic issue with you all. Remember, Batman didn’t appear in the first issue of that comic but instead in its 27th.
About The Issue: After 80 years, it’s here—the 1,000th issue of DETECTIVE COMICS, the title that literally defines DC! This 96-page issue is stacked with an unbelievable lineup of talent that will take you on a journey through Batman’s past, present and future…plus a sensational epilogue that features the first-ever DC Universe appearance of the deadly Arkham Knight! But who is under the mask? And why do they want Batman dead? The incredible future of Batman adventures begins here!
Now its onto the assorted variant covers and I will begin by serving up each of the decades covers. They will take us through Batman history over the many, many years. Most of the comic book specialty shops should have a few of each of these but I would confirm that on your next visit if you are looking for a complete set of these decades variants.
All across the country are comic book specialty shops that have some pretty big names. For example, New York City has places like Midtown Comics and Forbidden Planet and in honor of the 1000th issue milestone, DC Comics will be issuing special variants that are available at these shops only. Some have variants of the variants for their shop and all I can say is you will have you hunting ahead of you if you plan on adding every single one to your collection. Here we go in some sort of order 🙂
This next group don’t seem to be assigned to any specific retailer and I wasn’t able to find out much more about them for you to digest. They are done by some notable names who I know each have their own online store for signed materials and I would suggest if any of these suit your fancy that you look there ASAP so they don’t get sold out. I am particularly fond of the Alex Ross special edition and the first of the Neal Adams ones.
Closing up I will share this last one with you which is the “Blank Variant”. These are white, cardstock covers and are often seen at comic cons where an artist is doing a commission on them. I’ve never done this myself but think its a great idea for super collectors.
PiercingMetal Thoughts: At the time of this writing, I’ve only added in the comic shop retailer editions covers but much like we found with “Action Comics” #1000 several months ago, there are going to be a ton of additional visuals to share with you all about this historic issue. As I learn about other variant covers I will add them into this post for you to explore as opposed to creating post after post based on the same topic. I’ve found it easier to keep tabs on it in this fashion and I do have so many other things to report on as well before the year closes and immediately after it turns. Thanks for reading this one, I hope you like whatever you see when you open this link. Congratulations to Batman and “Detective Comics” for one thousand issues. This will arrive in March 2019 and run you about $10 a copy.