Dig the Awesome Final Versions of the ACTION #1000 Variants

SUPERMAN WEEK: Nice. Very, very nice.

It’s SUPERMAN WEEK! We’re celebrating Action Comics #1000 — and the 80th anniversary of the Man of Steel. For the complete index of features and tributes — many by some of the top creators in comics — click here.

Fans went bananas when DC first released its variant covers for Action Comics #1000 a little while ago. (Click here and here.)

Each cover features an artist paying tribute to a different decade of the Man of Steel. (This doesn’t count the blank variant or the gazillion retailer-exclusive variants out there.) The results? magnificent.

But it turns out we were only getting half the picture — because not only do the images evoke a particular time in the life of Superman, but DC has gone ahead and matched the appropriate trade dress to each cover.

Beautiful.

Check ’em out:

1930s, by Steve Rude

1940s, by Michael Cho

1950s, by Dave Gibbons and Angus McKie

1960s, by Mike and Laura Allred

1970s, by Jim Steranko and Laura Martin

1980s, by Joshua Middleton

1990s, by Dan Jurgens, Kevin Nowlan and Alex Sinclair

2000s, by Lee Bermejo

Oh, and of course, there’s the main cover by Jim Lee, Scott Williams and Alex Sinclair:

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— For the complete SUPERMAN WEEK Index of features and tributes, click here.

Author: Dan Greenfield

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  1. I identify most with the 50s and 60s covers because my first issue purchased was in 1960.

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  2. Thanks for the preview. Those are beautiful, especially the “early” ones. I purchased my first issue in 1965; Action 329.

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