Comics I’m Reading: Justice League 3000 Volume 1

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This is an amazing series. It’s inspired loosely from various other scifi including Dollhouse and Star Trek.

Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, The Flash, and Green Lantern comprise the League in the year 3000, BUT the are not the originals! Neither are they descendants.
We have the concept that you can program different traits and memories of long-dead people into volunteers (are they?) so they can become new superheroes. This setup by Cadmus in the 31st century is very reminiscent of the Dollhouse by Joss Whedon. Only the memories are a bit defective. Superman keeps thinking he can fly, but he cannot. He doesn’t like being called Clark. Green Lantern doesn’t have a ring and he says he feels “naked”.

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In this future they don’t do space travel. Thanks to the new Star Trek style teleportation (thank you Scotty!) you can teleport to far away galaxies instantly, and thus no star ships are required any more, indeed they are obsolete!

It’s enjoyable and a fun read. Some lovely surrealism.

 

Get Justice League 3000 Volume 1: Yesterday Lives TP (The New 52) from Amazon.com

 

 

 

Authors: Keith Giffen, J.M. DeMatteis

Artist: Howard Porter

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