Kevin Maguire's Justice League Homage For 2020

Kevin Maguire is probably best known for the period of time that he was the artist on the J M Dematteis and Keith Giffen Justice League series. The comic that made Blue Beetle and Booster Gold best friends, the comic that highlighted Martian Manhunter obsession with Oreos and where Batman took out Guy Gardner with one punch. It's also where this cover began:

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Over the years, Maguire has referenced his own work, with repeat versions of this cover, and other artists have done the same.

Kevin Maguire's Justice League Homage For 2020

Well, for 2020, Kevin Maguire has revisited that original cover, employing a little social distancing. Writing on Twitter, "This is the closest I would come to doing a political cartoon" he posted the following:

Kevin Maguire's Justice League Homage For 2020Maguire's first credited published comics work was The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe vol. 2 #6 in 1986. He debuted at DC Comics with artwork in Who's Who: The Definitive Directory of the DC Universe #23 and 25. In 1987, Maguire was the artist on the relaunch of Justice League written by Keith Giffen and J. M. DeMatteis. Maguire left the series with issue #24 (February 1989) but returned for Giffen and DeMatteis' final story in #60 (March 1992). The two writers and Maguire reunited in 2003 for the Formerly Known as the Justice League miniseries and its 2005 sequel, "I Can't Believe It's Not the Justice League" published in JLA Classified. Maguire's collaborations with Giffen and DeMatteis include The Defenders at Marvel in 2005, a DC Retroactive: Justice League – The '90s one-shot in 2011, and the Metal Men back-up stories in the 2009 revival of the Doom Patrol.

Maguire was one of the artists who launched the Team Titans series in 1992. He has frequently collaborated with writer Fabian Nicieza on series such as Adventures of Captain America, X-Men Forever, and Batman Confidential.

Maguire and George Pérez alternated as artists of the revival of the Worlds' Finest series, which was written by Paul Levitz. Maguire was to have reunited with Giffen and DeMatteis on the Justice League 3000 series, but was removed from the project by DC. Maguire and writer Marc Andreyko became the creative team on Supergirl vol. 7 as of issue #21 in August 2018.

 

 

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Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.

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