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Millennium Edition was the umbrella title of 62[Note 1] one-shot comic books published by DC Comics in 2000 and 2001. It reprinted key issues from the history of the company such as the first appearance of notable characters, the relaunch of existing characters, or the start of major storylines. The oldest issue reprinted was Detective Comics #1 (March 1937) and the most recent was JLA #1 (January 1997). Each Millennium Edition had a gold foil logo stamped onto the front cover and a brief essay on the inside covers detailing the significance of the issue reprinted.

The issues

Title Date Notes
Action Comics #1 June 1938 First appearance of Superman[1]
Action Comics #252 May 1959 First appearance of Supergirl[2]
Adventure Comics #61 April 1941 First appearance of Starman (Ted Knight)[3]
Adventure Comics #247 April 1958 First appearance of the Legion of Super-Heroes[4]
All Star Comics #3 Winter 1940 First appearance of the Justice Society of America[5]
All Star Comics #8 December 1941-January 1942 First appearance of Wonder Woman[6]
All-Star Western #10 February–March 1972 First appearance of Jonah Hex[7]
Batman #1 Spring 1940 Debut issue of series; first appearance of the Joker and the Catwoman[8]
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns #1 March 1986 First issue of mini-series by Frank Miller[9]
The Brave and the Bold #28 February–March 1960 First appearance of the Justice League of America[10]
The Brave and the Bold #85 August–September 1969 Redesign of Green Arrow by Neal Adams[11]
Crisis on Infinite Earths #1 April 1985 First issue of maxi-series by Marv Wolfman and George Pérez[12]
Detective Comics #1 March 1937 Debut issue of series[13]
Detective Comics #27 May 1939 First appearance of the Batman[14]
Detective Comics #38 April 1940 First appearance of Robin (Dick Grayson)[15]
Detective Comics #225 November 1955 First appearance of the Martian Manhunter[16]
Detective Comics #327 May 1964 New-look” for Batman begins by John Broome and Carmine Infantino[17]
Detective Comics #359 January 1967 First appearance of Batgirl (Barbara Gordon)[18]
Detective Comics #395 January 1970 First Batman story by Dennis O'Neil and Neal Adams[19]
The Flash #123 September 1961 Flash of Two Worlds” by Gardner Fox and Carmine Infantino[20]
Flash Comics #1 January 1940 First appearance of the Golden Age Flash (Jay Garrick) and Hawkman[21]
Gen¹³ #1 February 1994 First issue of mini-series[22]
Green Lantern #76 April 1970 First Green Lantern/Green Arrow story by Dennis O'Neil and Neal Adams[23]
Hellblazer #1 January 1988 Debut issue of series[24]
House of Mystery #1 December 1951-January 1952 Debut issue of series[25]
House of Secrets #92 June–July 1971 First appearance of the Swamp Thing by Len Wein and Bernie Wrightson[26]
JLA #1 January 1997 1990s relaunch of the Justice League[27]
Justice League #1 May 1987 1980s relaunch of the Justice League[28]
Kingdom Come #1 May 1996 First issue of mini-series by Mark Waid and Alex Ross[29]
Mad #1 October–November 1952 Debut issue of series[30]
The Man of Steel #1 October 1986 1980s relaunch of Superman by John Byrne[31]
Military Comics #1 August 1941 First appearance of Blackhawk[32]
More Fun Comics #73 November 1941 First appearance of Aquaman and Green Arrow[33]
More Fun Comics #101 January–February 1945 First appearance of Superboy[34]
Mysterious Suspense #1 October 1968 One-shot featuring the Question by Steve Ditko[35]
New Gods #1 February–March 1971 First appearance of the New Gods by Jack Kirby[36]
New Teen Titans #1 November 1980 Debut issue of series by Marv Wolfman and George Pérez[37]
Our Army at War #81 April 1959 First appearance of Sgt. Rock[38]
Plop! #1 September–October 1973 Debut issue of series[39]
Police Comics #1 August 1941 First appearance of Plastic Man[40]
Preacher #1 April 1995 First appearance of Jesse Custer by Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon[41]
Saga of the Swamp Thing February 1984 “The Anatomy Lesson” by Alan Moore, Stephen R. Bissette, and John Totleben[42]
Sandman #1 January 1989 First appearance of Dream of the Endless by Neil Gaiman, Sam Kieth, and Mike Dringenberg[43]
Sensation Comics #1 January 1942 Wonder Woman feature begins. First appearance of Mister Terrific and Wildcat[44]
The Shadow #1 October–November 1973 The Shadow by Dennis O'Neil and Michael W. Kaluta[45]
Showcase #4 October 1956 First appearance of the Silver Age Flash (Barry Allen)[46]
Showcase #9 August 1957 Featuring Lois Lane[47]
Showcase #22 September–October 1959 First appearance of the Silver Age Green Lantern (Hal Jordan)[48]
Spirit #1 May 1944 The Spirit by Will Eisner[49]
Superboy #1 March–April 1949 Debut issue of series[50]
Superman #1 Summer 1939 Debut issue of series[51]
Superman #76 July–August 1952 First team-up of Superman and Batman; regular team-ups began in World's Finest Comics #71[52]
Superman #233 January 1971 1970s relaunch of Superman by Dennis O'Neil, Curt Swan, and Murphy Anderson; first chapter of the Sandman Saga[53]
Superman vol. 2 #75 January 1993 The Death of Superman” by Dan Jurgens[54]
Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen #1 September–October 1954 Debut issue of series[55]
Watchmen #1 September 1986 Debut issue of maxi-series by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons[56]
Whiz Comics #2 February 1940 First appearance of Captain Marvel[57]
WildC.A.T.S: Covert Action Teams #1 August 1992 First comic book published by Wildstorm Productions[58]
Wonder Woman #1 Summer 1942 Debut issue of series[59]
Wonder Woman vol. 2 #1 February 1987 1980s relaunch of Wonder Woman by Greg Potter and George Pérez; first chapter of the "Gods and Mortals" storyline.[60]
World's Finest Comics #71 July–August 1954 Regular team-ups of Superman and Batman begin; first team-up was in Superman #76[61]
Young Romance Comics #1 September–October 1947 Joe Simon and Jack Kirby create the romance comics genre[62]

See also

Notes

  1. Five issues (All Star Comics #3, Batman #1, Crisis on Infinite Earths #1, Justice League #1, and Superman #1) also had chromium cover variants.

References

  1. Millennium Edition: Action Comics #1 (February 2000) at the Grand Comics Database
  2. Millennium Edition: Action Comics #252 (July 2000) at the Grand Comics Database
  3. Millennium Edition: Adventure Comics #61 (December 2000) at the Grand Comics Database
  4. Millennium Edition: Adventure Comics #247 (November 2000) at the Grand Comics Database
  5. Millennium Edition: All Star Comics #3 (June 2000) at the Grand Comics Database
  6. Millennium Edition: All Star Comics #8 (February 2001) at the Grand Comics Database
  7. Millennium Edition: All-Star Western #10 (April 2000) at the Grand Comics Database
  8. Millennium Edition: Batman #1 (February 2001) at the Grand Comics Database
  9. Millennium Edition: Batman: The Dark Knight Returns #1 (October 2000) at the Grand Comics Database
  10. Millennium Edition: The Brave and the Bold #28 (February 2000) at the Grand Comics Database
  11. Millennium Edition: The Brave and the Bold #85 (November 2000) at the Grand Comics Database
  12. Millennium Edition: Crisis on Infinite Earths #1 (February 2000) at the Grand Comics Database
  13. Millennium Edition: Detective Comics #1 (January 2001) at the Grand Comics Database
  14. Millennium Edition: Detective Comics #27 (February 2000) at the Grand Comics Database
  15. Millennium Edition: Detective Comics #38 (April 2000) at the Grand Comics Database
  16. Millennium Edition: Detective Comics #225 (January 2001) at the Grand Comics Database
  17. Millennium Edition: Detective Comics #327 (March 2000) at the Grand Comics Database
  18. Millennium Edition: Detective Comics #359 (October 2000) at the Grand Comics Database
  19. Millennium Edition: Detective Comics #395 (June 2000) at the Grand Comics Database
  20. Millennium Edition: The Flash #123 (May 2000) at the Grand Comics Database
  21. Millennium Edition: Flash Comics #1 (September 2000) at the Grand Comics Database
  22. Millennium Edition: Gen 13 #1 (April 2000) at the Grand Comics Database
  23. Millennium Edition: Green Lantern #76 (February 2000) at the Grand Comics Database
  24. Millennium Edition: Hellblazer #1 (July 2000) at the Grand Comics Database
  25. Millennium Edition: House of Mystery #1 (September 2000) at the Grand Comics Database
  26. Millennium Edition: House of Secrets #92 (May 2000) at the Grand Comics Database
  27. Millennium Edition: JLA #1 (March 2000) at the Grand Comics Database
  28. Millennium Edition: Justice League #1 (July 2000) at the Grand Comics Database
  29. Millennium Edition: Kingdom Come #1 (August 2000) at the Grand Comics Database
  30. Millennium Edition: Tales Calculated to Drive You Mad #1 (February 2000) at the Grand Comics Database
  31. Millennium Edition: The Man of Steel #1 (February 2000) at the Grand Comics Database
  32. Millennium Edition: Military Comics #1 (October 2000) at the Grand Comics Database
  33. Millennium Edition: More Fun Comics #73 (January 2001) at the Grand Comics Database
  34. Millennium Edition: More Fun Comics #101 (November 2000) at the Grand Comics Database
  35. Millennium Edition: Mysterious Suspense #1 (September 2000) at the Grand Comics Database
  36. Millennium Edition: New Gods #1 (June 2000) at the Grand Comics Database
  37. Millennium Edition: The New Teen Titans #1 (December 2000) at the Grand Comics Database
  38. Millennium Edition: Our Army at War #81 (June 2000) at the Grand Comics Database
  39. Millennium Edition: Plop! #1 (July 2000) at the Grand Comics Database
  40. Millennium Edition: Police Comics #1 (September 2000) at the Grand Comics Database
  41. Millennium Edition: Preacher #1 (October 2000) at the Grand Comics Database
  42. Millennium Edition: The Saga of the Swamp Thing #21 (November 2000) at the Grand Comics Database
  43. Millennium Edition: The Sandman #1 (February 2000) at the Grand Comics Database
  44. Millennium Edition: Sensation Comics #1 (October 2000) at the Grand Comics Database
  45. Millennium Edition: The Shadow #1 (February 2001) at the Grand Comics Database
  46. Millennium Edition: Showcase #4 (February 2000) at the Grand Comics Database
  47. Millennium Edition: Showcase #9 (January 2001) at the Grand Comics Database
  48. Millennium Edition: Showcase #22 (December 2000) at the Grand Comics Database
  49. Millennium Edition: The Spirit #1 (July 2000) at the Grand Comics Database
  50. Millennium Edition: Superboy #1 (February 2001) at the Grand Comics Database
  51. Millennium Edition: Superman #1 (December 2000) at the Grand Comics Database
  52. Millennium Edition: Superman #76 (May 2000) at the Grand Comics Database
  53. Millennium Edition: Superman #233 (January 2001) at the Grand Comics Database
  54. Millennium Edition: Superman vol. 2 #75 (August 2000) at the Grand Comics Database
  55. Millennium Edition: Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen #1 (April 2000) at the Grand Comics Database
  56. Millennium Edition: Watchmen #1 (March 2000) at the Grand Comics Database
  57. Millennium Edition: Whiz Comics #2 (March 2000) at the Grand Comics Database
  58. Millennium Edition: WildC.A.T.S: Covert Action Teams #1 (February 2000) at the Grand Comics Database
  59. Millennium Edition: Wonder Woman #1 (August 2000) at the Grand Comics Database
  60. Millennium Edition: Wonder Woman vol. 2 #1 (May 2000) at the Grand Comics Database
  61. Millennium Edition: World's Finest Comics #71 (August 2000) at the Grand Comics Database
  62. Millennium Edition: Young Romance Comics #1 (May 2000) at the Grand Comics Database

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