After noticing a very Legion of Super-Heroes-looking Lexcorp symbol in Batman: Futures End #1, we decided that just supposition wasn’t enough and decided to do some digging.
While the slightly diagonal L is somewhat common for Lexcorp or Luthorcorp (depending on your continuity), that exact symbol, appearing in yellow on the black background, didn’t seem to have any real history to it, other than it sharing a color scheme, and an “L in a circle” in common with the symbol of the Legion of Super-Heroes. Indeed, in previous appearances in the New 52, that symbol style, let alone the colors, had not been used.
And then, when rewatching an episode of Justice League Unlimited (which everyone should do from time to time - 1x08 “The Return” if you want to see it for yourself), there it was, albeit in exact inverse colors: the diagonal black L in a yellow circle.
And so the intrigue starts anew. Is the Lexcorp symbol in the 5 years from now Futures End an indication of the future, that Lex or some descendant has something to do with the Legion of the New 52? Or is it a shoutout to the past by artist Aco or writers Scott Snyder and Ray Fawkes, giving a nod to Justice League Unlimited and the fan-favorite Timmverse?
We reached out to DC Comics for comment but have yet to receive a reply. Take a look at all three symbols and speculate for yourself.