Classic ‘Justice League International’ Team Of Giffen, DeMatteis & Maguire Reunites For ‘Justice League 3000′
Oh, neat: Creators of the very beloved 1980s superhero comedy title Justice League International, Keith Giffen, JM DeMatteis and Kevin Maguire will be the creators behind Justice League 3000, a new DC Comics series launching in the fall. As CBR’s Kiel Phegley reports, the book will presumably detail the adventures of Superman, Wonder Woman, The Flash, Green Lantern and Batman one thousand years in the future.
The character designs feature different costumes but visages that resemble the titular heroes as they are today, and it’s yet to be revealed whether they will be some kind of progeny of the current Justice League or a trippy alternative by which they’re existing characters but in the future. The latter possibility has been raised primarily because the redheaded Flash seen above naturally reminds one of wayward speedster Wally West, lost in publishing limbo since DC rebooted its superhero line with Barry Allen as the sole Flash.Known affectionately as the Joke or BWA-HA-HA League, Giffen, DeMatteis and Maguire’s Justice League International depicted a dubious assemblage of second-rate heroes (except for Batman) like Booster Gold, Blue Beetle, 80s Black Canary, Guy Gardner, Fire, Ice and the Martian Manhunter in something that could more closely resemble a sitcom than a superhero comic. Giffen and DeMatteis took obvious delight in crafting all sorts of super-calamities for the hapless heroes to find their way out of, and coupled with the hilarious and astonishingly precise artwork of Maguire the book elevated the Joke League characters to fan favorite status. The creative team would reunite the cast a few times over the years for books like Formerly Known As The Justice League and I Can’t Believe It’s Not The Justice League.
However, CBR , suggests Justice League 3000 may be a more serious affair than we’ve come to expect from this configuration of creators, a prediction supported by the distinctly dramatic character designs by Howard Porter. In any event, it’ll be a pleasure to read some new work by these guys, particularly in a title that seems unlikely to affect or be affected by events in other books, where they can just let loose.
Unless of course there’s a Quadrinity War.