Thanks to Cliff Chiang, we get to see some concept art for a proposed Justice League Anime that never made it past the concept stage. Just take a look at the nice nods to classic anime from the 70′s/80′s. I think I would actually watch this if it ever was produced. Hey DC Nation cartoon block I am looking at you!
This got a tiny bit of interest around the offices (this was a year prior to the Marvel Mangaverse) but it never went anywhere because they already had Chris Moeller’s giant robot Justice League book in the works. Here, Batman is a wealthy but orphaned college student, the Joker is an insane visual kei rock star, and Superman is a giant robot controlled by the radio wristwatch of a young boy (the roles of Clark Kent and Lois Lane are filled in by the robot’s nerdy creator and the boy’s widowed mom). They’re really shameless pastiches, but kinda funny too.