Justice Machine was a comic created in 1981 by Mike Gustovich. After five or six issues (and one annual) from the short-lived Noble Comics, it was restarted at Comico first as a four-issue series (with a team-up by a group called the Elementals) before graduating to a regular series.
The group itself was a team of super powered operatives serving the government of a planet called Georwell. As it turned out, Georwell was a Big Brother-styled Police State. In their pursuit of Maxinor, a rebel who was opposed to the Georwellian government, they came to Earth where they began to realize the truth about Georwell, especially after being set up by their superior, Chief Prosecutor Zarren.
The Justice Machine is:
- Challenger (Jaiime Conrad): The Leader. A brilliant marksman and strategist. He's starting to feel his age.
- Diviner (Tessei Molleng A-Conrad): Challenger's (ex) wife. Depends on her bodysuit for any of her senses. Soon becomes able to use them at paranormal levels.
- Blazer (Mitrian Fynn): A young woman gifted with thermal (a.k.a. firey) powers. She couldn't control her powers without control disks in her costume, which were later grafted under her skin. It was revealed during the Comico era that she was Challenger's daughter from a relationship before he married Diviner.
- Titan (Jemin Osk): He can grow up to thirty feet.
- Talisman (true name unknown): A mutant with the power of karma: good things happen to him (as well as his teammates), bad things happen to his foes. A gambler and a con-man.
- Demon (Gabel Nevin): Highly skilled and acrobatic martial artist. He has a big ego and was addicted to a drug he believed enhanced his abilities.
Later, Maxinor's son, Youthquake becomes a member of the team. He has the power to control earth but is unable to speak.
Joining their ranks is an earth woman named Krista Clay who has taken the codename Chain.
A Justice Machine revival, Object Of Power, is currently available.
Justice Machine provides examples of:
- Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: Titan, as stated above, can grow up to 30 feet and his strength increases as well.
- Badass Mustache: Demon sports a thin mustache and hes a hell of a fighter.
- Bald of Awesome: Maxinor does not have a single hair on his head.
- Beard of Evil: Zarren sports a goatee and is a rotten scumbag.
- Born Lucky: Talisman. As long as his heart is in the right place.
- Chainsaw Good: Chain uses a light chainsaw in order to focus her psionic powers.
- Drugs Are Bad: Demon's addiction to the drug called Edge is of note.
- Eyepatch of Power: Zarren apparently lost his eye.
- Fiery Redhead: Blazer. Rather literal in her case.
- Meaningful Name: Georwell = George Orwell .
- Playing with Fire: Blazer couldn't control her power if it weren't for the disks on her body.
- Sharp-Dressed Man: Talisman rocks the tuxedo like nobodys business.
- Sizeshifter: Titan has this as his power. See Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever above.
- The Speechless: Youthquake, due to an accident.
- Super Senses: Diviner, thanks to her bodysuit, has above-average awareness of things.
- Winds of Destiny, Change: Talisman's power, which works when being threatened with harm.