Comic books take their inspiration wherever they can find it, even works of great literature.  ‘Course, that doesn’t mean the resulting comics are going to be themselves great…  Welcome to Ten Things!

Whooshman-Bicarbonate Films, in conjunction with ‘An Amateur Comics Historian’ and Stan Lee’s ‘Othello’, Presents:

TEN UNLIKELY LITERARY COMIC ADAPTATIONS!

10) THE JUSTICE MACHINE


Debuting in 1981 at Noble Comics and making the rounds of independent publishers for a decade plus afterwards, the Justice Machine are a team of heroes from a world called ‘Georwell’, an authoritarian state where the government rules with an iron hand. Georwell is the dead giveaway here, an abbreviation of ‘George Orwell’, as The Justice Machine is heavily influenced by the world of 1984, the Ur-example of the police state. 

In some realities, Georwell is actually just the future of our world, adding an additional wrinkle of uncertainty and fear to the story’s cautionary tale.

The Author

Matthew Peterson

Matthew Peterson

Once upon a time, there was a young nerd from the Midwest, who loved Matter-Eater Lad and the McKenzie Brothers... If pop culture were a maze, Matthew would be the Minotaur at its center. Were it a mall, he'd be the Food Court. Were it a parking lot, he’d be the distant Cart Corral where the weird kids gather to smoke, but that’s not important right now... Matthew enjoys body surfing (so long as the bodies are fresh), writing in the third person, and dark-eyed women. Amongst his weaponry are such diverse elements as: Fear! Surprise! Ruthless efficiency! An almost fanatical devotion to pop culture!

And a nice red uniform.

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