And here's a tweet from Kevin Maguire, penciller for the upcoming Justice League 3000 series.
I think I was just fired— Kevin Maguire (@maguirekevin) August 8, 2013
Anyone have any comics they need drawn?— Kevin Maguire (@maguirekevin) August 8, 2013
We're gonna temporarily hold off on resetting the counter until we can confirm this isn't some sort of weird joke. But this certainly doesn't look too promising.
UPDATE: Here's the latest from Kevin's Facebook Page, when directed to a Bleeding Cool article about his firing and the rumored retooling of Justice League 3000:
Kevin Maguire: I don't know what there is to get in front of. I don't know what's going on. This morning I had something to work on and now I don't. Right now, my primary concern is to have something to do starting tomorrow that pays the bills.
Yeah, we're updating the counter.
UPDATE 2: Another update from Kevin, via his Facebook page.
Well, first off, thanks everyone for your warm regards. After a few confusing hours, I kind of know where things stand and why. Though I'm still a bit perplexed as to how it got to this point. As for work, I've been offered some fun interesting stuff, many of which came from DC,who were very eager to keep me working there, so I'll be fine on that score, but it would have been great to do another Justice League with Giffen and DeMatteis.
Oh,well...onward and upward...
According to Bleeding Cool, Justice League 3000 is being radically changed and won't resemble its original solicitation. We wish Kevin the best of luck and will certainly be buying multiple copies of his next comic. Glad to see that DC didn't permanently burn that bridge as well. (But no, we're no undoing the counter reset).