Justice Machine No. 1 Cover by Byrne & Gustovich

Looking through my files, I never got around to posting this colouring piece for whatever reason, originally done the better part of five years ago. Seeing Mike Gustovich on facebook twigged my memory, and so here it is now updated and polished.

Team books were very popular in the early 80s, what with Marvel’s X-Men and DC’s New Teen Titans dominating the marketplace. It was also a time of phenomenal growth in the direct market with a lot of small publishers springing up. And Noble with The Justice Machine was a great entry. It certainly didn’t hurt that they had John Byrne pencil that first cover.


Justice Machine No 1 Cover Noble

As published.

Justice Machine No 1 Cover Summer Spectacular Innovation

Reprinted a few years later by Innovation.

Justice Machine No 1 Cover by Byrne and Gustovich

Scan of the original art.

Comic book art restoration by Scott Dutton

Cleaned-up art.

Comic book production by Scott Dutton

Re-created trade dress added.

Comic book colouring by Scott Dutton

New colour.


Bonus Page – No. 2, Page 1

Justice Machine No 2 Page 1 by Mike Gustovich

As published.

Justice Machine No 2 Page 1 Scan

I don’t recall where I sourced the scan from. I lost the original file in a drive corruption. But thankfully, I still had this cleaned-up version.

Comic book art restoration by Scott Dutton

Original lettering removed.

Comic book lettering by Scott Dutton

New lettering added.

Comic book colouring by Scott Dutton

New colour.


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