I’ve been keeping up with my overviews of the issues of the superhero comedy series “The Misadventures Of Electrolyte and The Justice Purveyors” that I had been given by their writer Patrick Reilly at the 2011 New York Comic Con. Before I get into my thoughts about issue #4, you can peruse what I thought about Issue #1, Issue #2 and Issue #3 by clicking that highlighted text. Now let’s get funny!!!
Issue #4 Overview: We last saw Electrolyte being kidnapped by the forces of Wales and being returned to his villainous corporate citadel after a brief battle with the multiple villain Super 8. It’s hear that we learn that the new plan is for Electrolyte to be cloned and all his powers absorbed by Wales who is once again wearing the hero’s costume. Super 8 lines out his abilities and how they work which gives the hero a look at the potential Achilles heel if he is paying attention but before the entire plot can unfold The Purple Claw returns and saves Electrolyte from harm. The regular Justice Purveyors had their book club meeting and did not come to his aid because they were warned not to miss a night. Pretty funny. Of course Electrolyte is cloned but they are reject models and have powers that are not much use when it comes down to it. As the story progresses the villainous Wales seems to get the upper hand before a union of The Justice Purveyors and The Perfect 4 (now led by a once again confident Mr. Perfect) help to save the day. Overall the tale ends on a high note and finds Electrolyte feeling very heroic, useful and aiming for a bright future.
PiercingMetal Thoughts: There was a lot going on in this one and you had to take your time reading it to absorb it all. I didn’t mind this because it was a continually fun read. The new villain was interesting and our hero’s actions well…..heroic; I enjoyed finding the once competing teams working together for the common good of Megalopolis and think should these tales continue that we will see a lot more interaction like this. Clearly The Perfect 4 are much more “real heroes” than Electrolyte’s bunch but that is where it becomes comedy. Through it all you root for the good guys and sit back grumbling how our corporate villain sucks eggs. I think that is just what the creative team was aiming at. There were no ads in the issue that was penned by Patrick Reilly with art by Renato Mapa Jr.
Closing up I will say that there is some promise to the characters and perhaps something that will even fly on Adult Swim and the Cartoon Network. The fourth issue came out in November of 2011 and I don’t see any additional ones at the point of this blog posting but I am sure that it is not easy to keep a hero like Electrolyte down. One has to also take into consideration the high cost of printing something that is a self-published for all intents and purposes. This is like being in an unsigned band where all the cash comes from your own accounts with little help from the outside. At the end of the day this amounts to a fun project that has some good potential. Now I guess all we need to find happening is the right people jumping on board and lending some support. Good luck to Patrick Reilly and his creative team on keeping “The Misadventures Of Electrolyte and The Justice Purveyors” going strong into the future.
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