Sunday, August 24, 2014

2009 “Blue Beetle and his Friends” JLI fan art by Jillian YuYuchan

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"A few heroes of the Justice League International: Booster Gold, Blue Beetle, Guy Gardner, Black Canary, Batman and the Martian Manhunter.

My first work with my new tablet. I love it so, but I am very obviously quite horrible as of yet. Someday, someday.

I am kidding about the title, Batman and J'onn would snap Ted's neck so fast the Flash would sue. But for serious guys, JLI is the greatest DC comic I have ever read. How have I gone my entire life not knowing about it? Shame on me. Shame."

Friday, August 22, 2014

2014 “Son Of Mars” fan art by Rick Celis

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I like this piece because if there had been a cheapjack Remco Martian Manhunter action figure back in the '80s, I think this is how it would have been put together. The chest and neck are one solid piece of black plastic, and the pelvis solid blue. Fairly nondescript boots, and everybody had gold bracelets back then. If it was good enough for He-Man, it'll do for Manhunter. New head sculpt, but stock harness and vinyl cape varied by color for cross-accessorizing. Packed three per case and available at the local K-Mart, but still a peg warmer, as is J'Onn's way...

Thursday, August 21, 2014

2014 “Fozzie Jonn Jonzz print” by Joshua Esselbrugge

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"The seventh in a series of my version of the Muppet’s Justice League – Fozzie Bear as the Martian Manhunter, J’onn J’onzz. Fozzie was drawn with pencil on paper, and then inked using a copic marker. I then scan the image onto my computer and use Illustrator to colour between the lines."
There's a whole gallery of the artist's Justice League of Muppets, plus a few Avengers. They're quite cute, but I have trouble thinking of a worse mash-up than Martian Manhunter and Fozzie the Bear. J'Onn's more of a Sam Eagle or Statler, right? Even Beaker would be a better fit.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

“1993 Martian Manhunter fan art by Kirby Kalibak”

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I made a whole list of deviantArt pieces for insta-posting, and saved the art to my hard drive. Included a link, but the gallery seems to have disappeared just inside this week.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

The Evil Mystic Brushes vs. The Tattooed Man

The Evil Mystic Brushes
Debut: 1965
Nemesis: Martian Manhunter
Other Major Foes: None.
Appearances: One comic story
Powers: Manifestation of imaginary threats made real.

Paint brushes released by the idol-head that caused threats painted with them to materialize.

Vile Menagerie Stats
Win: The Giant-Maker (2-0)*
Lose: The Venomee (2-3)*
Draw: The Venomee (2-2)


Abel Tarrant
Debut: 1963
Nemesis: Green Lantern Hal Jordan
Other Major Foes: Justice League of America
Appearances: 50+ comics and a cartoon appearance.
Powers: Manifestation of imaginary threats made real.

Bio: Former seaman who came across a chemical compound that allowed him to create any object from thin air that he could touch an illustration of, prompting him to create a permanent gallery on his skin and turn to crime.

Vile Menagerie Stats:
Win: 0
Lose: 0
Draw: 0

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Monday, August 18, 2014

Martian Sightings for November, 2014

Martian Manhunter
Written by JEFF PARKER
Lego Variant cover
On sale NOVEMBER 26 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for more information.

Aquaman races to find his mother, who is suddenly very much alive – even though her presence threatens to destroy everything he has built in his kingdom!
The Alien Atlas is clearly on the cover, so why no mention in the solicits? Well, I'll buy that, as I dig both of these cats and am curious how their relationship dynamics have shifted in the New 52.

Written by JEFF LEMIRE
Lego Variant cover
1:25 Variant cover by ROD REIS
On sale NOVEMBER 12 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • Combo pack edition: $4.99 US • RATED T
Retailers: This issue will ship with four covers. This issue is also offered as a combo pack edition with a redemption code for a digital download of this issue. Please see the order form for details.

The Infinitus Saga continues as a displaced Legion of Super-Heroes tries to prevent the destruction of the 31st century by killing Ultra the Multi Alien! Complicating matters is the fact that Multi is a young innocent in the current time period, forcing the Justice League United to stand in the Legion’s way!
I'd have liked to have seen Andrew Robinson draw J'Onn J'Onzz. Maybe next month's cover?

Miss Martian
Art and cover by ART BALTAZAR
On sale NOVEMBER 5 • 32 pg, FC, 6 of 6, $2.99 US • RATED E

In this final miniseries issue, Cyborg uses his connections to the Justice League to build an awesome new tower! But it just doesn’t feel like home. Can anything be done to get the old treehouse back?
Check out the Young Justice-y definitely not New 52 Martian Manhunter on the cover of this final issue.

Manhunter 2070
On sale DECEMBER 24 • 160 pg, FC, $14.99 US

DC’s science fiction heroes star in this title collecting the 3-issue 1990 miniseries! TWILIGHT tells the story of how one of the Star Rovers became a living god when caught in an explosion with a race of immortal creatures called Methuseloids. It’s up to renegade hero Tommy Tomorrow to stop his former ally – but he ends up absorbing Sorensen’s power and becoming an all-powerful tyrant himself!

Sunday, August 17, 2014

2008 “j onn j onnz saul bass” by E Croft

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Everybody loves the minimalist film posters/animated opening credit sequences of Saul Bass! After yesterday's post, I could use some Hitchcockian thriller vibe with my Sleuth from Outer Space over "bald hardbody who'd look good in green bodypaint."

Friday, August 15, 2014

2011 Martian Manhunter 3-D bust digital model by Robert Helguera

The Argentine artist has a whole slew of angles on this computer generated work, as linked below. Lots of other models worth scoping out in his gallery, as well.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

2009 “JLU J'onn Colour” fan art by Supermeow

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I like that this piece is done within the Timm model, but with its own flavor, and I haven't seen that pose before. You can see it in black and white here.

I love the Martian Manhunter and the near seven years I've put into this blog. Trying to get a weekly podcast off the ground has eaten up much of my free time, and I also feel that it would be best to make 2015 my last year of daily posting. Between these two fronts, the blog at present is suffering greatly. My usual method of generating a lot of filler material quickly is to go to deviantART, scroll all the way the entirety of a "Martian Manhunter" image search, and scrape the barrel from the bottom up. That made sense when I expected to work on this blog indefinitely, but I now realize I'm not doing readers or myself any favors by "saving up" for posting days likely never to come. That method also kills my enthusiasm pretty quick, as I shift through cruddy swipes, far off-center group shots, kindergarten refrigerator doodles, rampant shipping and pollution from other media I haven't the slightest interest in. However, because of my straining time, I still need a lot of easy pickings to keep the blog afloat, so basically, from here on out I'm giving up on being a comprehensive storehouse for every scrap of Martian crap and I'm just going to try to borrow the best of the web rather than make everyone suffer the worst. Life's too short, right?

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

2014 Martian Manhunter fan art by Sam Nettles

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"Born with little to nothing I strive to become that which I have set my eyes on since I was sixteen becoming a Professional artist and getting paid for my work. I'm not looking for praise but rather people who can fairly criticize my work and help me grow artistically."
His album is brand new and the only piece in it was just posted a week ago.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

The Witch Doctor's Tomahawk vs. Black Bison

Debut: 1965
Nemesis: The White Man
Other Major Foes: None.
Appearances: One comic story
Powers: Emotion control

An evil talisman which, when unearthed, would cause the descendants of the witch doctor to go on the warpath.

Vile Menagerie Stats
Win: 0
Lose: 0
Draw: 0


John Ravenhair
Debut: 1982
Nemesis: Firestorm
Other Major Foes: The Flash Rogues
Appearances: 20+ comics.
Powers: Super-strength, speed, and magical animation of objects.

Bio: When his Native American shaman great-grandfather was murdered by muggers, John Ravenhair became possessed by his spirit and a thirst for vengeance against the white man empowered by a mystical talisman.

Vile Menagerie Stats:
Win: 0
Lose: 0
Draw: 0

Idol Speculation:
#NotYourMasterVillainKemosabe. Given that these concepts were introduced less than twenty years apart, we certainly made some progress culturally. However, Black Bison is still offensive, he still gets used by DC Comics in an insensitive manner, and as a whole we've probably regressed in our representation of Native Americans since peak awareness in the '70s. Black Bison was dead for a while there, and if he could be buried in the same hidden location as the Witch Doctor's Tomahawk, we'd probably all be better off. Bison wins this, but we all lose for the match happening in the first place.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

2013 “Claeir” fan art by Merb Ritsucracker

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"I also got into Justice League and Justice League Unlimited and Batman: The Brave and The Bold since I've been on last. And you bet your bottom that I have some more fanbabies. This is Claeir (pronounced Claire). She is the daughter of J'onn and Clark. I have this pet theory/headcanon that martians reproduce a lot like Asari. But I have a lot of pet headcanons for Martian society. But this is Claeir in her martian form. You may expect more with her and the others later. Enjoy."