Superman has endured more than most heroes could weather. Countless comic book reboots that included his own death, Superman 4: The Quest For Peace, and then of course we’ve got the last three DC films over at Warner Bros. Most characters would fade into nothing after that, but not Superman. He’s kept on putting one boot in front of the other and now he’s made it all the way up to issue #1000. To Celebrate the event, DC Comics is giving him a present that fans have been hoping to see for years. Superman is finally getting his red undies back. Sure, it might be a little silly to wear your underwear on the outside of your pants, but cut the man some slack, he is an alien after all.
Here’s what Jim Lee had to say about Action Comics #1000 (which he also penciled):
“Action Comics #1000 represents a watershed moment in the history of not just comic books, but entertainment, literature, and pop culture. There’s no better way to celebrate Superman’s enduring popularity than to give him a look that combines some new accents with the most iconic feature of his classic design.”