Thursday Justice League 3000 artist Kevin Maguire announced via Twitter that he had been unexpectedly “fired” from the upcoming ongoing series reteaming him with former collaborators Keith Giffen and JM DeMatteis set in the 31st Century. Now, thanks to Newsarama, the series has a new artist. One who is just as familiar with the League as Maguire. Oh, and it won’t be hitting shelves until December.
DC has revealed exclusively to Newsarama that former JLA artist Howard Porter will be the series’ new artist, and its debut has been bumped from October to December 2013. Here’s co-writer Keith Giffen on the artist change:
“The guy who nailed the character designs on the interior of the book? The guy who teamed with Grant Morrison to make JLA a hit? This is what they call a no-brainer,”
Porter was already doing the design work for the series, as mentioned above, but I wonder just how much work by Maguire was completed. Not to mention if the series changes direction/tone with a new artist. Needless to say Maguire and Porter are drastically different styles. Lots of questions and no answers. Well, until we get some just take another look at Howard Porter’s design for the JL3000 Green Lantern.