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.
Superman: Speeding Bullets by JM DeMatteis & Eduardo Barreto.
As a kid, I remember seeing this cover and being really confused. At the time, I recognized the Superman #1 cover but didn’t understand why Batman was in the same pose yet it said Superman on the cover. This was my first introduction to the concept of Elseworlds.
If you’ve been reading ComicsAlliance for any length of time at all, you’ve probably already twigged to the fact that I tend to like really weird comics. Whether it’s obscure Golden Age oddities, the Ninja training manuals that were sent to comic book stores in the ’80s, or the pouch-filled excesses of the ’90s, that’s what I love to read. And in three solid decades of reading comic books, I’ve rarely seen one as weird as The Fox.
Even though it had some of the biggest names in comics involved — drawn and plotted by Dean Haspiel with scripts by Mark Waid and J.M. DeMatteis — the miniseries seemed to slip under the radar for a lot of people, and to be honest, I can see why. It’s a strange story about a strange character that most people aren’t too familiar with. Now that it’s out in paperback, though, it’s easy to pick up and read — and you should, if only because it’s even stranger when you read it all together.