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Author Topic: Martian Manhunter Through the Ages?  (Read 10701 times)
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« on: August 31, 2005, 07:08:02 PM »

Isn't Martian Manhunter one of the neatest members of the old Silver Age Justice League? It is a real crime he was absent for hundreds of issues (and decades) at a time from the organization that he was a founding member of. Though Morrison's JLA isn't perfect by any means, it does treat the Manhunter with the dignity and respect the character deserves (now, if only somebody could do the same for the Red Tornado).

There are some things about the Martian Manhunter that I wonder about, though. For one thing, what happened to his version of Jimmy Olsen, that little sidekick creature of his that was bright orange, Zoot, that had antenna that fired cold?

At what point did the Martian Manhunter go from a character comfortably based on the blueprint of Superman to his modern incarnation as a Silver Surfer-esque alien seeking to understand mankind?

In short, what's the comics history of the Martian Manhunter?

C'mon, Captain Kal, you haven't let me down yet.  Cheesy
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« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2005, 08:52:49 PM »

I don't know much about the Martian Manuhnter, Julian, so I can't really help.  I agree that it's worth finding out, through.

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At what point did the Martian Manhunter go from a character comfortably based on the blueprint of Superman to his modern incarnation as a Silver Surfer-esque alien seeking to understand mankind?


I was always under the impression that the early Martian Manhunter stories weren't really Superman stories, but were more focused on the character's Secret Identity of John Jones, police detective.

Maybe he was sort of a cross between Superman and Batman?

Just speculation on my part.  Hopefully someone with more knowledge will step up to the plate.

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« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2005, 10:40:09 PM »

http://www.toonopedia.com/jonnjonz.htm
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« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2005, 12:00:09 AM »

so was there an earth-2 MM?
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« Reply #4 on: November 08, 2005, 01:22:16 AM »

Most of my MM experience is from JLA tales, and I did like him, though exactly his weakness to fire seemed a little uncertain...by that time, he had become more human in appearance, his first outings seemed to have him look more alien, almost like today's MM...I sure liked him better than Snapper Carr... :lol:
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« Reply #5 on: November 08, 2005, 01:52:27 AM »

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so was there an earth-2 MM?


Nope. MM's solely an Earth-1 character...
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« Reply #6 on: November 08, 2005, 02:17:05 AM »

wasn't there some speculation as to jonn being RJ brande in legion contuinity at one point?
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« Reply #7 on: November 08, 2005, 04:56:22 AM »

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wasn't there some speculation as to jonn being RJ brande in legion contuinity at one point?

I think that was in one of the many post-crisis reboot runs.  I don't remember which one, though.  They've pretty much all blended together.

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