Review: Justice Warriors #3

Justice Warriors #3

Desperate mutants riot in the Uninhabited Zone! Swamp and Schitt and their fellow riot police fight back! No one in charge knows what to do about it—until the pampered Prince of Bubble City gets one of his terrible ideas! Justice Warriors #3 continues a series that’s laugh out loud funny and amazing in how much it skewers our modern society.

Written by Matt Bors and Ben Clarkson, Justice Warriors #3 is another amazing issue and maybe the best one yet. Broken police, idiotic fiscal policy, new age hippies, and so much more is torn apart for laughs. And it’s really funny. I found myself laughing out loud multiple times in the issue as it gets better and better as the issue progresses.

Bors and Clarkson do an amazing job of taking so many of our society’s ills and giving them the middle finger. The duo take so much of what we know is going on and just eviscerates the logic behind it while delivering laughs. The police are utterly corrupt and worthless. The government leadership too. There’s about 5 years worth headlines shat on and made fun of in this issue alone. And it’s all deserved and then some.

But, most importantly the two creators can keep things fun. The comic is entertaining and delivers laughs. And it plays with expectations at times to do all of the above. A character’s last name creates one of the best punchlines of the issue while at the same time challenging standards of society and our ingrained expectations. Or, you can just enjoy the laugh.

Clarkson’s are is fantastic as usual. With color by Felipe Sobreiro and lettering by Bors, the visuals are as much of the joke as the writing. There’s so much detail and every character adding to the world and story. There’ a lot of thought put into all of that to help land the jokes and build the world. The visuals, like the story, features layers where you can enjoy them on the surface or dive deeper for an exploration of further meaning.

And as with AHOY comics, there’s extras including a single page comic strip from Bors and an essay written by John Ficarra and art by Carol Lay. It’s all a bonus considering how good the main comic is.

Justice Warriors #3 is another amazing issue and some of the smartest writing on the shelf right now. It delivers laughs and witty satire in a unique and entertaining package.

Story: Matt Bors, Ben Clarkson, John Ficarra Art: Ben Clarkson, Carol Lay
Color: Felipe Sobreiro Letterer: Matt Bors
Story: 8.75 Art: 8.75 Overall: 8.75 Recommendation: Buy

AHOY Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Purchase: Zeus ComicscomiXology/Kindle