Superman hasn’t worn red trunks over his blue suit since 2011, but after one thousand issues, the Man of Steel has earned the right to wear whatever he wants. In the cover of the upcoming landmark issue #1000 of Action Comics, Jim Lee has envisioned a new costume for Superman that mashes together all of the most important elements of the iconic character’s history, including his red “underwear” (which is not underwear).

Unveiled Friday by DC, Action Comics #1000, which will be available April 18, will unveil a new costume drawn by DC publisher and artist Jim Lee. If the costume looks kind of old school and familiar, that’s because it is. Aside from modern elements like the cuffed wrists (2016 Rebirth) to the diamond “S” evocative of Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel, the red boots and trunks and the yellow belt bring Superman back to his most timeless look.

Cover of 'Action Comics' #1000 by Jim Lee.

Besides the costume change, Action Comics #1000 will also be a big deal as it celebrates a milestone with a stacked who’s who of DC and Superman lore. In addition to Superman writers Peter Tomasi, artist Pat Gleason and Action Comics writer/artist Dan Jurgens, the comic will have ex-Marvel writer Brian Michael Bendis’s first DC story (in his new DC-exclusive gig) which will be a 15-page collaboration with Jim Lee.

Also in the book are Scott Snyder, Tom King, Louise Simonson, Jerry Ordway, and even Superman director Richard Donner in a yet-to-be revealed capacity.

But the costume! This is more than just a special outfit for a special cover of a special issue. It will be Superman’s new outfit going forward, marking yet another change in Superman’s wardrobe within the last few years.

Back in 2011, in an effort to modernize Superman (as well as the rest of the DC Universe), many DC heroes got big costume changes as part of the hard reset, dubbed the New 52. Decked out in armor instead of spandex, Superman also ditched his red trunks in favor of a plain red belt. He also had a turtleneck. Superman went through another change in 2016, during Rebirth, and in early 2017 had a few more tweaks that included the return of his long red boots. Now, an older version of Superman is back, but no matter what Clark Kent is still just a farm boy from Kansas who is now raising his own family.

By the way, Superman never wore “underwear.” As confirmed in an issue of Action Comics #967 in 2016, the red “undies” (as Jon Kent put it) were just a “decorative element.” The suit was all one piece.

Superman telling his son what those red tights really were, in 'Action Comics' #967.

As writer Jim Beard pointed out in a 2011 Tor piece analyzing Batman’s trunks, comics were a difficult visual medium that needed something to break up the colors around the midsection. When Bill Finger was drawing Batman for Bob Kane in the late ‘30s, they included trunks, and it became a staple of the superhero genre for years to come.

Action Comics #1000 will be released on April 18.

Photos via DC Comics

Thor’s electrifying arrival to Infinity War’s climactic battle in Wakanda might’ve just been the most thrilling moment in a movie full of thrilling moments, but it left some fans puzzled. How did Thor, Groot, and Rocket know where to go? Over the weekend, Infinity War’s directors revealed the answer, tying up a small plot hole that, to be honest, didn’t really need to be tied up.

A prevailing theory about time travel being used in Avengers 4 to defeat Thanos was just deemed a “possibility” by one Marvel director, and yes it totally involves the Quantum Realm.

In an interview published by Huffington Post with Peyton Reed, the Ant-Man and the Wasp director confirmed that the film’s post-credits scene left Scott Lang totally trapped in the Quantum Realm. He doesn’t even have an enlarging Pym Particle disc with him like in the first movie. So with the rest of Team Ant-Man turned to ash by Thanos’ snap, Scott’s only option might be to plunge right into a time vortex.

It’s not fair to blame the mustache Henry Cavill had for Mission: Impossible — Fallout for ruining Justice League, mostly because Superman’s weird CGI lip honestly didn’t even crack the top ten of that movie’s problems. But, it turns out that Fallout’s director Chris McQuarrie tried to help Justice League out.

On Tuesday, The CW announced that actress Ruby Rose (John Wick 2, The Meg), who identifies as genderfluid, is officially signed on to play Batwoman in the upcoming annual DC TV crossover. Rose will also play Batwoman should the character’s solo television series Batwoman be greenlit for production.

In this year’s crossover with Arrow, The Flash, and Supergirl, Rose will play Kate Kane, a.k.a. Batwoman, the red-headed member of the famous Bat-Family and cousin (sort of, it’s complicated) of Bruce Wayne.