Five-Page Story by Tom King and Clay Mann One of an All-Star Lineup of Tributes ‘Action Comics’, On-Sale April 18.

I’m so excited for Action Comics 1000 guys! This is not only a historic issue, but it’s one of the only 1,000th issues to ever drop in my lifetime. Detective Comics, Thor and Amazing Spider-Man are closing in, but on April 18th Action Comics will be here.

DC Comics released a sneak peek of the issue with a story by Tom King and Clay Mann which you can read here. One of the coolest elements of this issue is how Mann draws Superman as Christopher Reeves (more or less).

How cool is that? Based on this free read it’s clear DC Comics is going to honor Superman in the best of ways.

On April 18, the worlds of comic books, entertainment and pop culture will unite in recognition of a true milestone with not only the 80th anniversary of Superman, but the release of the comic book that started it all, the 1,000th issue of Action Comics. This $7.99, anniversary-sized issue features stories celebrating the Man of Steel’s legacy from some of comics’ finest creative talents.

In addition to featured stories by legendary creators like Dan Jurgens, Peter J. Tomasi, Pat Gleason and Marv Wolfman, plus the DC debut of Brian Michael Bendis, Action Comics #1000 will also feature a collection of tribute stories…and fans can read the first of them today! Written by Tom King with art by Clay Mann, Jordie Bellaire and John Workman, “Of Tomorrow” is a poignant and touching story about Superman’s final conversation and tribute to the loving Kansas couple that rescued him and raised him as their own so many years ago.

You can check out the story on the DC Comics e-reader by clicking here.