DC will release Detective Comics #1000 on March 27, and has shared details on the talent teams for the stories and variant cover series.

DC announced the landmark issue last month (see “Celebrate 80 Years of Batman with Two Anniversary Offerings”). The main cover will be a wraparound produced by Jim Lee, but there will also be retailer variants available by Steve Rude, Michael Cho, Jim Steranko, Bernie Wrightson, Frank Miller, Tim Sale, Jock and Greg Capullo – plus a special homage to Jerry Robinson’s cover for November 1942’s Detective Comics  #69 by Bruce Timm.  

The 96-page oversized issue will include an original story from Peter J. Tomasi and Doug Mahnke that launches a new story arc, but also introduces a new version of the Arkham Knight. Jason Fabok will create a two-page spread showing off the current state of the Batman universe. Additional stories will be included by:

  • 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

See 10 covers in the gallery below!