JUSTICE LEAGUE: Upcoming (Fan-Made) Motion Comic Sequel Accused Of Tracing Art From DC Comics
We recently learned that some fans of Zack Snyder's DCEU work have banded together for a motion comic Justice League sequel, but there's been quite a bit of backlash due to them tracing the work of others.
We recently learned that a group of "SnyderVerse" fans are developing "The Dreamscapes of Justice League: A Motion Comic," which will be an adaptation of Zack Snyder's Justice League sequels.
Based on leaked storyboards detailing the filmmaker's plan for the DC Extended Universe, Darkseid actor Ray Porter will provide a voiceover for the project, while Martian Manhunter himself, Harry Lennix, has also been enlisted. The trailer has already been made private on YouTube (perhaps due to copyright issues) and there's now another issue for the project.
As you can see below, the artists working on the upcoming motion comic have been accused of tracing the work of various DC Comics artists, something that's akin to plagiarism in the industry.
This is a charitable project - with the aim being to raise awareness for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention - but it's unclear how the artists whose work is being redrawn feel about this. Given how controversial tracing has become, chances are they wouldn't be best pleased.
By the way, I'd recognize that Rafa Sandoval John Stewart pose anywhere. pic.twitter.com/xhovJQ9AaY— Walt (@Uber_Kryptonian) July 18, 2021
“I was looking through some old photos, and looks uh… similar.” pic.twitter.com/1lLptsjFRM— Ishaan Sangha (@IshaanSangha) July 18, 2021
The team working on "The Dreamscapes of Justice League: A Motion Comic" have issued the following statement responding to these accusations, claiming just some of the art used in the project is "inspired" by the work of artists like Jim Lee, Jason Fabok, and Ivan Reis.
We’ve seen a few concerns Re: JLMotionComic Art. Some of our art is inspired by the drawings of Jim Lee, Jason Fabok & Ivan Reis. Most of the drawings you'll see on this project will 100% be newly created original art & we're very excited for y’all to see it! You’ve only seen 1%— LightCast (@LightCastPod) July 17, 2021