Detective Comics from DC Comics is about to hit a huge milestone in 2019. Detective Comics will be reaching issue #1000! This is a huge deal in the comic book industry. We just had the very first comic reach this huge milestone in 2018, Action Comics. Now as huge Batman fans, we here at My Comic Universe are extremely excited for Detective Comics to hit issue #1000. Check out our list below of all the variant covers and exclusive covers that will be available for Detective Comics #1000 on March 27, 2019!

Detective Comics #1000 Details

Detective Comics #1000 Wraparound Cover (DC Comics) artist Jim Lee, inker Scott Williams and colorist Alex Sinclair

As we get closer to the actual release date of Detective Comics #1000, we will be getting more details and new variant cover announcements. We will make sure we update this article frequently as new details are announced. If you notice anything missing here, please let us know in the comments below.

Detective Comics #1000 Updates Video

YouTube: Click here to watch our Detective Comics #1000 Updates video on YouTube

Similar to Action Comics #1000, Detective Comics #1000 will include multiple stories from powerhouse creative teams at DC Comics. One thing to note about this issue, is one of the stories will include a new version of the super-villain Arkham Knight. You might remember this character from the Arkham video game universe.

Source: CBR. Credit: DC Comics, Doug Mahnke.

DC Comics also announced the talent that will be involved on this milestone issue:

Additional Original Stories from an All-Star Collection of Bat-Writers and Artists Including Neal Adams, Brian Michael Bendis, Greg Capullo, Becky Cloonan, Tony Daniel, Paul Dini, Warren Ellis, Geoff Johns, Kelley Jones, Joelle Jones, Tom King, Jim Lee, Kevin Smith, Scott Snyder, and More.

Here is a quick list of the creative teams involved in Detective Comics #1000:

  • Kevin Smith and Jim Lee
  • Brian Michael Bendis and Alex Maleev
  • Warren Ellis and Becky Cloonan
  • Paul Dini and Dustin Nguyen
  • Denny O’Neil and Steve Epting (a sequel to O’Neil’s 1976 DETECTIVE COMICS story “There’s No Hope in Crime Alley”)
  • Christopher Priest and Neal Adams
  • Geoff Johns and Kelley Jones
  • Tom King, Tony Daniel and Joëlle Jones
  • Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo
  • James Tynion IV and Alvaro Martinez

Comment below and let us know which creative team you are looking forward to the most on Detective Comics #1000.

Related: Check out our list of all the variant & exclusive covers for Action Comics #1000

Detective Comics #1000 Variant Covers

Here is a list of the main covers that will be available for Detective Comics #1000. This will be available as a bundle as well. These covers will be available at your local comic book store or online at various retailer websites.

Main Cover #A (Wraparound) – Jim Lee, Scott Williams & Alex Sinclair

1930’s Cover – Rude

1940’s Cover – Bruce Timm

1950’s Cover – Cho

1960’s Cover – Steranko

1970’s Cover – Wrightson

1980’s Cover – Frank Miller

1990’s Cover – Tim Sale

2000’s Cover – Jock

2010’s Cover – Greg Capullo

Blank Cover

Detective Comics: 80 Years of Batman Deluxe Edition Hardcover

Along with Detective Comics #1000 coming out, we will also get a Deluxe Edition hardcover celebrating 80 years of Batman. DC Comics released a similar hardcover for Superman when Action Comics #1000 came out last year. If you are a Batman fan then you won’t want to miss out on this one.

The Deluxe Edition Hardcover is now available for pre-order on Amazon. Click here to pre-order Detective Comics: 80 Years of Batman Deluxe Edition Hardcover

Detective Comics #1000 Exclusive Variants

Along with the main covers that will be available for Detective Comics #1000, there will also be a few variants available exclusively through certain retailers. We will be updating this list often as new covers are announced.

At the moment a few retailer exclusive variants have been announced, but we haven’t seen any cover art yet. As that is revealed we will update the below list.

The Comic Mint Exclusive – Mike Mayhew

Trade Cover (Limited to 2,500 copies)

CBCS Virgin Non-color Cover (Limited to 180 9.8 graded copies)

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The Comic Mint – Click here to pre-order the Mike Mayhew exclusive for Detective Comics #1000

Third Eye Comics Exclusive – Kaare Andrews

Third Eye Comics – Click here to pre-order the Kaare Andrews exclusive cover for Detective Comics #1000

Scorpion Comics Exclusive – Lucio Parillo


Scorpion Comics – Click here to check out the Scorpion Comics website for more information on the Detective Comics #1000 covers

Scorpion Comics Exclusive – Clayton Crain


Yesteryear Comics Exclusive – Jason Fabok

Yesteryear Comics – Click here to check out their Facebook page for more information on this release

Unknown Comics Exclusive – Jay Anacleto

We will update this section once more information is available on print run count and when this will be available to order.

Unknown Comics – Click here to check out Unknown Comics’ website for more information on these covers

The Comic Vault Exclusive – Mike Lilly

The Comic Vault – Click here to check out their Facebook page for more information on this cover

Golden Apple Comics & Frankie’s Comics Exclusive – Jeehyung Lee

Trade Cover Limited to 3000 copies

Virgin Cover Limited to 1000 copies

Golden Apple Comics – Click here to order the Jeehyung Lee cover from Golden Apple Comics

Frankie’s Comics – Click here to order the Jeehyung Lee cover from Frankie’s Comics

Midtown Comics Exclusive – Lee Bermejo

Midtown Comics – Click here to order the Lee Bermejo exclusive cover from Midtown Comics

Kings Comics Exclusive – Nicola Scott

Kings Comics – Click here to order the Nicola Scott exclusive cover from Kings Comics

Bill Sienkiewicz Exclusive

Still waiting on which Comic Shop will get this exclusive. Bill showed off this cover art on his Twitter account recently and it looks amazing!

Dynamic Forces Exclusive – Andy Kubert


Comics Elite Exclusive – Dawn McTeigue


Please check back as we update this article as new information is released. Detective Comics #1000 comes out March 27, 2019. 

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