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Review: Justice #0

Writer/ Creator: Brian J. Lambert

Artists: Hakan Aydin/ Fabiao Samao

Colorist: Nestor Redulla

Letterer: Rune Makerz

Editor: Greg Anderson Elysee

Cover: Bruno Lima/ Nestor Redulla

Publisher: Wingless Entertainment

Rating: 12+

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With a rise in the indie comic industry especially for African-Americans in the field, there has been an influx of all kinds of characters. Brian J. Lambert has introduced a type of character that has been vastly underrated; superheroes who serve God. The comic book, Justice, is a refreshing take on an oversaturated genre. There have only been a few characters of color that fit this mold and I am sure we can count them on one hand. The other intriguing thing about this character is that he is Black and that is definitely not a common representation of angels.

The character’s name is Justice and he is an angel who is determined to do God’s will, whatever the cost. He has been helping mankind for quite some time now and his purpose is not yet fulfilled. Justice is on a mission to stop someone by the name of Morning Star. It seems that Justice and Morning Star have some history in the way that they interact with one another. We have not really been introduced to his power set, but as an angel one would hope that they will be substantial for such a being. For example, the cover of the book proclaims one of Justice’s abilities involving glowing metal which includes blue fire that looks pretty fascinating.

Justice is concerned about a being of some sort called the Asir: a guardian of the children that Morning Star is either releasing or trying to attack, which is not extremely clear. Whatever the case, the Asir is something powerful and does not need to be messed with. Morning Star seems not to care what Justice is requesting, but time will tell if that’s true and if he regrets it.

With what appears the ability to travel through space and time, Justice appears in another city instantly where he reflects on the conversation. He is approached by a very mysterious being that looks just as powerful if not more so than he and their conversation clearly show that there is some history behind them. The mysterious being called J’Kaer even calls him by another name; Niya. The back story on those two characters will be an interesting one if followed through on.

The fact that this is a somewhat religious-based comic is something that people of faith may get behind. It is good to have a way to follow unique heroes like this. The deciding factor of whether the story can continue to hold a reader’s interest may be in how this story unfolds because this was only a short introduction to this universe.  Though I am interested to see where the story goes, it was a little shorter than expected. I still found the plot was good enough to cause readers to want more. This comic feels as if the motive behind its creation is personal and that transfers very well into a passionate comic, and not one was just thrown together. I see a couple of other characters and stories that may be linked that can turn this into a full-fledged multiverse worth following.

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Amber T. Hubbard is a writer, journalist and creator of Kasiah: Mother Nature Incarnate a comic which is coming soon. She was also featured in Sheena Howard’s Encyclopedia of Comics, and has been writing since she was 12 years old.

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