Annie Wu redesigned the Justice League for Warren Ellis’ No Future Remake/Remodel: Malcolm McLaren’s JUSTICE LEAGUE challenge, whereas the prompt is to simply re-envision the Justice League as the cast of a film by Malcolm McLaren (circa 1977).
“There are a few bits I especially enjoy, like Wonder Woman’s stockings and Batman’s t-shirt.”
- Annie Wu
The Flash (the drummer) - I really love the lightning bolt on the lapel of his long red trenchcoat… I really want to print a lightning bolt on a red blazer now.
Superman (the guitarist) - I actually like how simplistic this is - the hints of red in his outfit are enough to get the point across, plus you can see the subtle “S” scar across his chest. BADASS.
Wonder Woman (the lead singer) - Words cannot express how badly I need this outfit in my wardrobe. Those stockings, that dress, the golden lasso/microphone [!] - this ensemble is absolutely breath-taking. Definitely adding this to my things-to-sew list.
Batman (the bassist) - I also need to make that Bat-applique t-shirt. And those yellow boots are my dream boots. On a side note, I hope he plays the bass with tiny Batarang-shaped picks.
Aquaman (???) - I love his glovelets. Except when he’s getting puke all over them.
Needless to say, I would totally see this film.
This couldn’t wait til Friday. 3 Flashes?! Amazors.
Darwyn Cooke illustrates a multi-panel comic promo for Free Comic Book Day 2011!
Click-through to view the full page and download the hi-res image.
ps. there will be shirts.
FFFFFTTTTTHHHHHHAAAAAARGHHHFG YES DARWYN COOKE
Seriously DC Comics: get a black friend. Male or female, it doesn’t matter, just get one. We’re easy to find. Get one and then ask him if it’s cool to have Africa ruled by a monkey. Just run it by them, real casual-like. “Hey man, what do you think about this?” If they give you the gasface or their eyebrows narrow… change your plans.
How come Africa is always the one continent that someone gets to rule ALL of? No one rules an entire continent in the real world, and Africa has dozens, if not hundreds, of distinct peoples and cultures. I get that treating it as something other than a homogeneous Dark Continent would require, I dunno, opening Wikipedia or something, and that it’s just easier to make up a country with an African sounding name. I get that you guys don’t actually care about colored folks. They’re just action figures yet to be produced, a checkbox waiting to be ticked on the path to a “diverse” universe. Your track record has proven that, and as much as I wish otherwise, I can’t really fault you for it. You’re in the business of making profit, and black people don’t sell to the pet market you’ve groomed. It is what it is. This is the world we live in.
But for really real, though: you seriously need to get a black friend.
‘Cause you’re looking real stupid right now.
David Brothers, telling it like it is.