JL8

JL8 is a webcomic by Yale Stewart based on the characters of DC Comics' Justice League. Having started in 2011 under the title Little League, the webcomic presents the members of the Justice League as 8-year-old children. Stewart has used JL8 to raise funds for charities, and the webcomic has been positively received by critics.

JL8
Author(s)Yale Stewart
Websitehttp://jl8comic.tumblr.com
Current status/scheduleOngoing
Launch date26 November 2011

Overview

The webcomic JL8 features the various major characters of DC Comics' Justice League, reimagined as 8-year-old children. The art style has been compared to that of a 1980s Saturday-morning cartoon and the designs of Art Adams' X-Babies. The characters do not act much like their counterparts from The New 52, and the webcomic has been characterized as "fanfiction".[1] Michael May of Comic Book Resources stated that the webcomic is akin to Tiny Titans, but while Titans emulates the gag-focused format of Archie and Harvey Comics, JL8 has more in common with newspaper strips: each comic has a joke, but also contributes to a story arc.[2]

The story arcs in JL8 revolve around Bruce Wayne (Batman), Clark Kent (Superman), Princess Diana (Wonder Woman), Barry Allen (The Flash), Karen Starr (Power Girl), J'onn J'onzz (Martian Manhunter), and Hal Jordan (The Green Lantern), all in elementary school. The characters are presented as a group of friends, and the webcomic is "for all ages."[3]

Development

Yale Stewart started the webcomic Little League in November 2011. In the second half of 2012, Stewart renamed Little League to its current title, JL8, and moved the webcomic to a different URL. During this period, Stewart also included a cameo of author Neil Gaiman in his webcomic.[4] After Typhoon Haiyan made land in the Philippines in 2013, Stewart was among a few webcomic creators to fund money for those displaced by the disaster, as a large portion of his fanbase lives in the country.[5]

Stewart sells original artwork and prints of his webcomic despite a possible violation of DC Comics' copyright and trademarks, as the company has turned a blind eye to him for a long time. Capstone Publishers even hired Stewart to create official Superman children's books.[6]

Reception

IGN named JL8 its best webcomic of 2012,[7] Paste Magazine listed it among its top webcomics of 2014,[8] and PC Magazine listed it among its top webcomics of 2015.[9] JL8 was nominated for a Harvey Award in 2014.[10]

References

  1. ^ Cruz, Larry (2014-04-30). "'JL8': Kiddie Justice League, Grown-Up Friendships". Comic Book Resources.
  2. ^ May, Michael (2012-06-05). "Glad This Is Real - Yale Stewart's Little League". Comic Book Resources.
  3. ^ Sneddon, Laura (2013-05-24). "24 Hours of Webcomics: JL8". Comics Beat.
  4. ^ May, Michael (2012-09-10). "Neil Gaiman Joins JL8, the Webstrip Formerly Known as Little League". Comic Book Resources.
  5. ^ Alverson, Brigid (2013-11-13). "Comic Creators Rally to Help Victims of Typhoon Haiyan". Comic Book Resources.
  6. ^ Johnston, Rich (2014-08-22). "DC Comics Seeks To Prevent Yale Stewart's Money-Making JL8 Wallpapers?". Bleeding Cool.
  7. ^ "Best of 2012 - Best Webcomic". IGN.
  8. ^ Jackson, Frannie (2014-12-17). "The 20 Best Webcomics of 2014". Paste Magazine.
  9. ^ Griffith, Eric (February 14, 2015). "The Best Webcomics 2015". PCMag.com.
  10. ^ Schedeen, Jesse (2014-07-16). "The 2014 Harvey Award Nominations Are Revealed". IGN.
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