Read Tom King and Clay Mann's "Of Tomorrow" from Action Comics #1000
I think it's safe to say that April's Action Comics #1000 is one of the most highly anticipated single issues to come along in some time, and with good reason. It is, after all, the thousandth issue of one of the longest running comic books ever published. The issue is shaping up to be a celebration of all things Superman, Lois Lane, Metropolis, and comics in general.
Plus it's just insanely loaded with talent, with story contributions from the likes of Peter J. Tomasi, Scott Snyder, Jim Lee, Patrick Gleason, and Tim Sale, Louise Simonson, José Luis García-López, and upcoming Superman and Action Comics scribe Brian Michael Bendis, along with so many others.
Today, DC Comics have given fans a sneak peek at the upcoming issue by releasing, in its entirety, the story from Tom King and Clay Mann. Titled "Of Tomorrow," it's a relatively quiet, melancholic tale of introspection that is absolutely gorgeous to look at. With pencils from Mann, colors from Jordie Bellaire and letters from John Workman, that should come as no surprise.
Check the full DC press release:
DC GIVES FANS AN EARLY LOOK AT A BONUS STORY
FROM ACTION COMICS #1000
Five-Page Story by Tom King and Clay Mann One of an All-Star Lineup of Tributes
in this Landmark Comic Book, On-Sale April 18
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.
Action Comics #1000 will hit comic shops and digital retailers April 18.