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 From today's explosive action to a previously unpublished tale illustrated by the legendary Curt Swan to the Man of Tomorrow's future-this very special, oversized issue presents the best of the best in Superman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!
(W) Dan Abnett (A) Scot Eaton & Various (CA) Brad Walker, Andrew Hennessy
Written by JIM STARLIN and MARV WOLFMAN Art by JIM APARO, GEORGE PEREZ and others Cover by JIM APARO
(W) Grant Morrison (A/CA) Dave McKean
Bruce Wainwright, a comic book-reading kid obsessed with the Caped Crusader, loses his parents in a violent crime...and in the real world, no superheroes exist to save the day. As the survivor of the brutal murder of his parents, young Bruce sees grief and rage build inside himself-until something strange starts taking wing in the Gotham night! Something similar to the comics he's been reading his whole life. As life begins to imitate art, will Bruce Wainwright be able to live up to his fictional namesake? A deliberate spiritual companion to the beloved Superman: Secret Identity, Batman: Creature of the Night puts a new spin you've never seen before on the legend of Batman-and the dark emotions that drive him! Collects issues #1-4 of the critically acclaimed miniseries.
The Joker is dead. There is no doubt about that. But whether Batman finally snapped his scrawny neck or some other sinister force in Gotham City did the deed is still a mystery. Problem is, Batman can't remember... and the more he digs into this labyrinthian case, the more his mind starts to doubt everything he's uncovering. So who better to set him straight than... John Constantine? Problem with that is as much as John loves a good mystery, he loves messing with people's heads even more. So with John's "help," the pair will delve into the sordid underbelly of Gotham as they race toward the mind-blowing truth of who murdered The Joker.
W- Frank Miller A/CA- Klaus Janson, Frank Miller
Collecting issues #0-13 of the hit series
Bruce Wayne returns as Batman-and sets his sights on The Penguin, who in turn has his sights on Batman. Plus: Time is running out as Batman works to uncover the secret of the dread Dollmaker!
(W) Geoff Johns (A) Gary Frank, Jonathan Sibal (CA) Gary Frank