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.