Meta-Messages - Peter David Commiserates With His Young Justice Characters

All October long I will be exploring the context behind (using reader danjack's term) "meta-messages." A meta-message is where a comic book creator comments on/references the work of another comic book/comic book creator using the characters in their comic. Each time around, I'll give you the context behind one such "meta-message." Here is an archive of the past installments! If you have a suggestion for a future meta-message, e-mail me at bcronin@comicbookresources.com.

Today we look at a suggestion from my pal Michael. In Young Justice #49, Peter David commiserates with the recent cancellations of Superboy and Impulse's ongoing series.

Toward the end of his ongoing series, Impulse left Young Justice due to events in his book. Well, soon afterward, his book was canceled and he was free to return to Young Justice. Soon before Impulse's book was canceled, Superboy's title was also canceled. Also, at this point, the Ray had recently joined up with Young Justice. He also, of course, had an ongoing title that was canceled. So this leads to the following exchange between teammates (art by Todd Nauck and Lary Stucker)...

Very clever stuff!

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