Last month on Warren Ellis’s Whitechapel message boards, he gave artists the following challenge:
“In 1975, while promoting the New York Dolls, Malcolm McLaren got some people from DC incapably drunk and walked off with a two-year license on one of their properties. Went back to London, changed the shop name from SEX to SEDITIONARIES, then said, “here, Viv, you reckon we could blag fifty grand off someone to make a fillum?”
1977. London. You have been tasked with producing the poster for Malcolm McLaren’s JUSTICE LEAGUE film.”
Growing up as a bit of a punk rocker as well as a geek, this clever spin by Annie Wu totally, like, speaks to me, man. Batman and Supes give off a heavy Misfits vibe, The Flash is very Johnny Rotten-ish, and Wonder Woman’s outfit is brilliant. Also gotta’ love Aquaman horkin’ his brains out in the back. Friggin’ lightweight.