From the What Could’ve Been Department, artist Cliff Chiang reveals these fantastic sketches from a lost pitch for a Japanese influenced Justice League title.
Similar to Grant Morrison’s ideas for Super Young Team, I imagined that the DC universe had a band of Japanese superheroes inspired by their original Western counterparts. It’s basically a mix of DC, old school anime and kaiju. 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.
Personally, I really love the Battle of the Planets feel, and the Gigantor styled Superman. SO awesome.