Wednesday, November 18, 2015

"The Legend of the Dork Knight" - Comic Strip 02 of 06

So here is the deal. I have a warped vision of how the DC Universe plays out in Charmy's world. Screw that New 52 crap. What a terrible reboot. My universe is edgy and amazingly unpredictable. There are some superheroes that are completely original hailing from my own imagination. Other heroes have spins that make them unique to Charmy's DC Universe while some are straight out of the comics you've read forever.

In my world, Superman and Batman have had a huge falling out. Both have enormous egos and these super egos have clashed one too many times as they fought early on to be the leader of the original Just Ants League. Their rivalry led to Batman quitting the league many years ago. Superman leadership through the following two years faltered and he was replaced by Aquaman.

Everyone knows this right?

Aquaman wanted to create an army like he was accustomed to in his kingdom known as Ant Lantis. He recruited 62 new members, expanding the league from 6 members to 68 of the most powerful heroes the world has ever known. Four years later Earth was rocked by the Infinity Crisis which saw the deaths of 38 of the League members. Aquaman blamed himself for the loss and stepped down, vanishing for several years.

The remaining heroes split into their own factions and the Just Ants League was down to their original members, minus Batman who refuses to return to the league to this day and Aquaman who is out in the world somewhere brooding over his failed leadership.

The four remaining members consist of Superman, Wonder Woman, The Green Lantern Hal Jordan and The Flash. This current incarnation of the Justice League welcomed the return of the Martian Manhunter, Captain Marvel, and Starfire. 

Over the course of the past few years the league has grown to 22 members including the return of Aquaman.

So there is the League's history in a nutshell. This leads us up to where we are now. Bruce Wayne is injured and Charmy has stepped in to wear the cape and cowl... a lead coated cowl of course. Can't let even Superman know the mighty Batman is out of action. Bruce is more worried about Superman finding out than he is about the villains doing so. Bruce has seen what can happen at the destructive hands of the man from krypton, and he is prepared to take him down if needed.

This all leads us up to my Graphic Novel ANTidote. I hope to one day unleash the entire tale. For now, please enjoy these small excerpts from my pending masterpiece.

- Davy

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