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Truth, Justin and the American Way #3 Review

This rather...different series from Aaron Williams and Scott Kurtz (with art by Giuseppe Ferrario) continues to be a fun ride with this latest issue.

The basic setup of the comic is that it is a late 70s/early 80s sitcom, with the conceit being that Justin, right before he gets married, accidentally gets a super suit that gives him powers - but he cannot remove!! The government sends Agent McGee (see the cover of the comic) to get the suit back.

Hilarity ensues.

The best part of the book IS that hilarity does, in fact, ensue in the book.

There are quite a number of fun jokes in this book (and this is not counting the Six Million Canadian Dollar Man, which is not a fun joke), and Ferrario's loose, cartoony art really serves the mood well. I especially love how Justin's fiancee Bailey looks like she just stepped off a 70s sitcom, with her big ol' Byrne glasses.

In this issue, McGee teams up with the Six Million Canadian Dollar Man to hunt down Justin, who has to go to work while wearing the suit (which he covers up quite unconvincingly with other clothes), while his friends do his pre-wedding chores.

Bad things happen, and at the end, the wedding seems in jeopardy.

While this is basically just following sitcom formula, I think that Kurtz and Williams put so much charm and likability into their characters that it survives the cursory "Ah, I get it. It's like a sitcom. Ha. Funny. Moving on" look that a book like this would get.

In fact, it's fun enough of a book that I will say...Recommended, with the reservation that the book really IS a lot funner to read if you're into 70s and 80s sitcoms.

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