The Only Action Comics #1000 Copies That Haven’t Sold Out Are Jim Lee’s Cover and the Blank Variant

Posted by April 19, 2018 Comment

I just asked a retailer friend to do a quick stock check with Diamond Comic Distributors over the availability of Action Comics #1000 after yesterday’s release. I am told that the comic is still available for stores to order from Diamond but only in its standard Jim Lee cover or the Blank cover variant. All the decade-specific covers are sold out, though will most likely be available in stores.

Okay, in most stores…

Okay, in some stores…

Soon. But we are told DC Comics won’t be reprinting the decade-specific covers. You snoozed, you loozed.

But which covers were they? Well, here’s the list of standard covers, with their availability — and if any of them are getting aftermarket action. Turns out one of them is:

Steve Rude (1930s) – SOLD OUT

Michael Cho (1940s)  – SOLD OUT – selling repeatedly for up to $14 on eBay

Dave Gibbons (1950s) – SOLD OUT

Michael Allred (1960s) – SOLD OUT

Jim Steranko (1970s) – SOLD OUT

Joshua Middleton (1980s) – SOLD OUT

Dan Jurgens (1990s) – SOLD OUT

Lee Bermejo (2000s) – SOLD OUT

Jim Lee (2010s) – IN STOCK

Blank Variant Cover – IN STOCK

ACTION COMICS #1000
(W/A) Various (CA) Jim Lee, Scott Williams
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 From today’s explosive action to a previously unpublished tale illustrated by the legendary Curt Swan to the Man of Tomorrow’s future-this very special, oversized issue presents the best of the best in Superman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!
DECADES-SPANNING OPEN-TO-ORDER VARIANT COVERS BY:
•  STEVE RUDE (1930s)
•  MICHAEL CHO (1940s)
•  DAVE GIBBONS (1950s)
•  MICHAEL ALLRED (1960s)
•  JIM STERANKO (1970s)
•  JOSHUA MIDDLETON (1980s)
•  DAN JURGENS (1990s)
•  LEE BERMEJO (2000s)
…PLUS A BLANK VARIANT COVER!

(Last Updated April 19, 2018 12:08 pm )