Truth, Justin And The American Way

April 30, 2007 | Trades


Truth, Justin And The American Way
Aaron Williams, Scott Kurtz, Guiseppe Ferrario
Image Comics
$14.99 US (Paperback)
**** 1/2 (out of five)

There’s gunplay, fisticuffs, abundant use of alcohol and plenty of other adult-type stuff in Truth, Justin And The American Way, but that’s not the reason why you should be at least 25 to read it.
The reality is that while this silly and superb miniseries — written by Aaron Williams and PVP creator Scott Kurtz and wonderfully illustrated by Italy’s Guiseppe Ferrario — is packed with enough laughs and action for anyone to enjoy, it’s homage to the 80s that might be wasted on those too young to remember living through the decade.
First off, there are guest appearances by darned near every major TV and film character of the time, from the Six Million Dollar Man to the Dukes Of Hazzard to T.J. Hooker and Alice.
There’s also the undeniable similarity to the cult-classic 80’s series, The Greatest American Hero (and the book’s antagonist bears a striking resemblance to one of the show’s star’s, Robert Culp).
For those who don’t have vivid memories of the “me” decade, TJ&AW is still fun look at the lengths a man will go to impress a woman and a classic “loser overcomes the odds” tale.
It’ll just be a little funnier for us fogies.

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