Jerry Ordway celebrates Stan Lee with the return of the Earth-6 Justice League

Due to the events of Dark Crisis on Infinite Earths, the DCU is being remade. It’s not the first time this has happened, and though there are going to be some notable change-ups, it’s certainly not the most drastic time either. With a long history of Elseworlds titles, the DCU has gone through some pretty wild makeovers, but few were more daring than the time Stan Lee took the reins as DC-multiverse maker, in the 2000 miniseries event Just Imagine.

Released over the course of twelve issues, Stan Lee’s Just Imagine reworked characters like Superman, Wonder Woman, The Flash, and Shazam, transforming them into all-new, all-different personas. Now, as the comics community prepares to celebrate Lee on what would have been his hundredth birthday, DC is revisiting his corner of the DCU with Tales of Earth-6: A Celebration of Stan Lee.

Heading to Earth-6 (the official designation of the Just Imagine universe) are some of DC’s top talent, including a few of the folks that were there for the original series. One of those people is legendary artist and writer Jerry Ordway, and before the comic hits shops on December 27, Newsarama was able to chat with him about his experience. Read on to hear what it was like working with Lee to create Just Imagine, and what it was like honoring him with its return.

Tales of Earth-6: A Celebration of Stan Lee cover (Image credit: DC)

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Samantha Puc for Newsarama: Jerry, there have been a ton of DC anniversaries and milestones this year. Death of Superman, you know, the Just Imagine for what would have been Stan Lee’s 100th birthday. What’s it been like to revisit these past eras of your life and career?

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