JL8: Year One: Artist Yale Stewart on Putting the Justice League in Elementary School

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One of the best webcomics out there is JL8 by Yale Stewart, and it just so happened to turn one-year-old this week. The strip, formerly titled Little League, sets the Justice League where we don’t think they’ve ever been before: Elementary school. Stewart was nice enough to discuss JL8’s first year, including how he picks which characters to use and why he changed the strip’s name.  We’ve paired up his answers with some of the best strips from JL8’s already impressive run.

JL8 puts the likes of Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman up against birthday parties, an evil gym teacher from the planet Apokolips, and a playground full of bullies that look an awful lot like the Legion of Doom. Most of the strips are funny, but don’t be surprised if you find yourself getting choked up one every once in a while. They can be surprisingly touching.

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We’d obviously like to thank Mr. Stewart for taking the time to talk to us about his strip, and we wish him and JL8 all the best in the future. JL8 currently updates every Monday and Thursday, but we wouldn’t be opposed to seeing it every single day of the week.

(via JL8, images courtesy of Yale Stewart)

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Glen is a comedian, writer, husband, and father. He won his third-grade science fair and is a former preschool science teacher, which is a real job.