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    DC Releases “Action Comics” #1000 Story by Tom King and Clay Mann

    By | March 7th, 2018
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    DC Comics have released ‘Of Tomorrow,’ a five-page story from “Action Comics” #1000 a month ahead of its release date, and it can be read here. The story, which is one of many in the issue marking Superman’s 80th anniversary, is written by Tom King (“Vision,” “Mister Miracle”), drawn by Clay Mann (“Poison Ivy: Cycle of Life and Death”), colored by Jordie Bellaire (“Redlands,” “Adventures of Superman”), and lettered by DC Comics veteran John Workman.

    This isn’t King, Mann and Bellaire’s first story featuring the Man of Steel, having used him in the ‘Superfriends’ arc of “Batman.” The title is pretty clear reference to Superman’s slightly lesser known nickname, the Man of Tomorrow, which Alan Moore and Curt Swan played on in 1986’s swansong story ‘Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow?’ (published in “Superman” #423 and “Action Comics” #583).

    “Action Comics” #1000 will feature stories from many creators, including a ten-page story by Jim Lee and Brian Michael Bendis, the latter of whom takes over writing “Action Comics” and the relaunch of “Superman” in June. The primary portions of the comic will be 15-page stories by the current “Action” and “Superman” creative teams, who will wrap their runs in a couple of specials in May. Therir stories presumably won’t be released online as part of the countdown to “Action” #1000, which goes on sale on April 18.


    Christopher Chiu-Tabet

    Chris is a writer from London on the autistic spectrum, who enjoys tweeting and blogging on Medium about his favourite films, TV shows, books, music, games as well as history and religion. He is Lebanese/Chinese, although he can't speak Cantonese or Arabic. He also writes for Nerdy POC.

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