Okay, so. Justice League 3000, by Keith Giffen and JM DeMatteis, is a shitty comic. But it’s also the only comic currently being published that’s set in the old DCU.
According to a recent interview, JL3K is actually set in the far-flung future of the DCU, as opposed to every other DC book that’s set in the DCnU. The writers on this book were two of the three guys that made the era of bwa-ha-ha more than just a minor footnote in Justice League history. And, in an upcoming issue of JL3K, it’s revealed that Booster and Ted got cryogenically frozen at some point before Ted got shot.
On one hand, this is awesome, because we might the goofy Blue and Gold back. On the other hand, 90% of Booster’s positive character development happened in response to Ted’s death. Depending on the angle they go with, we could either be getting an incredibly watered down version of the boys from a previous age…or, Booster managed to use his position as a time cop to finally save Ted, which caused the event that would eventually cause Earth to become the future’s Takron-Galtos.
I mean, the last time he made that attempt, Ted went back to sacrifice himself so that all of time wouldn’t be destroyed, giving us one of the most emotionally-crippling moments of my comic-loving life:
Maybe Takron-Galtos Earth is what happens when he doesn’t go back. When he can’t.