#2 Justice

| November 2, 2010 | 11 Comments

In 1971, a lunar geological expedition conducted by the crew of Apollo 15 uncovered a small vessel of unknown origin.  They brought it back to earth and after extensive testing, it was discovered to not be of lunar origin, but had landed on the Moon several centuries earlier.  Strange markings on the vessel proved to be a sort of alien padlock, which was eventually cracked by government cryptologists.

Inside the vessel was more than 100 vials of organic matter, more specifically male reproductive cells.  (Yup, we’re talkin’ alien sperm.)  Exhaustive testing was done on the bio-matter, and it was discovered to have the ability to fertilize any mammalian eggs, the resultant offspring of which would contain the look and appearance of mother cells, but fantastic and superior abilities.

After creating (sometimes with disasterous consequences) hybrid alien rats, dogs, and chimpanzees, they fertilized a human egg, which was brought to term by a female corporal.  Raised by the United States government, first as a convert military project, he eventually was allowed to go public as the super hero, Justice.

In a world of superpowered beings, Justice is by far the most powerful.  He has no known weakness, except vulnerability to beings that share his alien DNA.  The scar over his right eye, the lone blemish on his flawless physique, is a souvenir from stopping an escaped Tiger hybrid.

JUSTICE is one of the characters at the center of a graphic novel I’m itching to start working on.  High concept, it’s Agatha Christie’s “Ten Little Indians” meets The Justice League.  Essentially, it’s a superhero murder mystery, darker and more mature than some of the other stuff I’ve done.  I’ll be looking for artist to co-create this project sometime next year.

Clearly going for the Superman archetype, I wanted a very clean, iconic design, but modern.

Category: Superhero

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Tyler James is a comics creator residing in Newburyport, Massachusetts.

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  1. Nice, I think you hit the mark there. Digging this “10 little indians” thing you got going. Best of luck bringing this concept to the page.

  2. Jules says:

    Now that I think about it, wasn’t the name of that Agatha Christie novel “And then there were none?”

    • Tyler James says:

      The original title of Agatha’s book was “Ten Little Indians” but it was adapted for the stage and screen as “And then there were none.”

      Fun fact, one of the ten in the book’s last name was Justice…hence this character’s name.

  3. Ha! Super animals. I like it.

  4. Maddog says:

    I like this origin story .Plenty of opportunity to test a characters humanity or in this case duality.

  5. saulone says:

    Dig the backlit blue effects you have going on Tyler. – especially the burst going on behind and to the right of him.

  6. Callen says:

    Am I the only one that thinks this character looks a lot like the Marvel character named Justice?

  7. KingGolem says:

    Now that’s what I call an origin story! Super-powered tigers are cool.

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