Superman is getting his classic red trunks back for Action Comics #1000

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The comics ditched Superman’s classic red trunks in 2011 and Zack Snyder followed suit in 2013 with Man of Steel. But now after a seven year absence, they’re coming back!

Superman made his first comic book appearance in Action Comics #1 back in 1938, and to celebrate the release of Action Comics #1000, they’re bringing back his classic look with the red underwear. DC artist Jim Lee drew the cover for the big anniversary comic book, which you can see above. Action Comics #1000 will be available on April 18th.

“Action Comics #1000 represents a watershed moment in the history of not just comic books, but entertainment, literature, and pop culture,” Lee said in a statement to Entertainment Weekly. “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.”

“The one-thousandth issue of Action Comics is an incredible milestone in pop culture and a testament to the vision of Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster,” said DC publisher Dan DiDio. “Without this book, along with Siegel and Shuster’s fertile imaginations and boundless creativity, the superhero’s place in literature may have been wildly different, if not altogether nonexistent.”

Are you excited to see the classic red trunks back in the comics? Would you like them to include them in the movies again as well? Let me know in the comments below.

SOURCE: Entertainment Weekly