Over the last couple of weeks I’ve been offering up some overview and opinion on the first two issues of the heroic comedy superhero series “The Misadventures Of Electrolyte and The Justice Purveyors” that I had gotten my hands on during the 2011 NY Comic Con. Check out the narratives for Issue #1 and Issue #2 by clicking the text and now we continue the process for this title with issue number three.
Issue Three Overview: The issue begins with some righteous ass kicking as Electrolyte, Sparkler and the rest of The Justice Purveyors attempt to stop the villainess Cottonmouth who made her first appearance in the last few pages of issue #2. The new super-villain makes short work of all the heroes who felt that by amping up their fluids by drinking everything in Binge’s Bar would help them. Of course the battle also does find more of Electrolyte’s power coming into play and that is a good thing. His powers were drained back in issue #1 and it was there that we learned that Electrolyte is much more powerful than even he ever imagined. Cottonmouth gets away before being captured and the team encounters a destitute Mr. Perfect whose life has come crumbling down since the events of the first issue. We learn that there is a close association between this fallen hero and the new villain in town and with this information The Justice Purveyors do some hunting to bring her in once and for all. Of course it’s never easy to do something like this and the fighting commences once again and just when you think it’s all been cleared up and solved, our main villain from the first issue returns with reinforcements that will assist in his diabolical plan to steal Electrolyte’s growing powers. The new villain joining in to the fray is Super 8. Let’s see how they get out of this one in issue #4.
PiercingMetal Thoughts: I enjoyed the fighting sequences because there was a lot of sarcastic banter through it all which never lets you forget that this was a comedy focused comic book but I will say that I didn’t like just how powerful the new villain was. Taking out one or two heroes I am fine with but being able to rumble with a whole bar of them (even though drunk) should have given her more pause. The backstory reveals about her were interesting enough but I will let you discover those on your own. The artwork remains solid and the storyline moves quickly and offers up a lot of puns. One of my favorite parts of this particular tale was when Electrolyte lined out about a dozen “clever comebacks” to the villain and when put together in a single area make you laugh at just how cheesy that stuff can sound. Nice work.
PS: Here’s a closing bonus for you once again. It would be wrong of me to let the previous post have one and not this one right? This is a shot of Electrolyte’s creator Patrick Reilly from the NY Comic Con from 2011. As you can see he is showcasing a talking action figure of Electrolyte along with the issues of the comic book.
Official Website: http://www.thejusticepurveyors.com/