Tuesday, September 30, 2014

2009 Martian Manhunter Sketch Card art by Bryan Hitchen

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"i really love the martian manhunter. i really think he could have his own series. and i cant believe they killed him off!"

Friday, September 26, 2014

2006 “Space Heroes” fan art by Bryan Hitchen

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Superman, Martian Manhunter and Green Lantern Kyle Rayner in the Jim Lee designed costume.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Justice League Martian Manhunter costumed player from Movie World Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia

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"Justice League Line up at Australia's Warner Bros Movie World Theme Park from a few years back during the peak of the Justice league animated series.. thats why it might look a bit dated."
There's another group picture here.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

2012 “Original Justice League of America” fan art by Cody Spriteman1000

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"My version of the original JLA from a flashback scene in Blackest Night #0, original by Ivan Reis."

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Martian Sightings for December, 2014

Howdy folks! Diabolu Frank (actually) here, following a few weeks away on a sometimes rocky trip (picked up a nasty infection early in, and came home to sweep up broken glass while cleaning up a robbery scene.) I've been going through the comments left in my absence, want to thank all those who chimed in, and direct folks to my replies on...


Martian Manhunter
JUSTICE LEAGUE UNITED #7
Written by JEFF LEMIRE
Art by NEIL EDWARDS and JAY LEISTEN
Cover by ANDREW ROBINSON
Variant cover by DARWYN COOKE
1:25 Variant cover by ROD REIS
On sale DECEMBER 10 • 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 the JLU battles the Legion of Super-Heroes over the fate of the innocent alien who may grow up to destroy the 31st century!
Dadgummit! A second straight Andrew Robinson cover without J'Onn J'Onzz, or even the JLU this time. Well that's okay, since Darwyn Cooke was not only incline to feature the Manhunter from Mars on a second cover this month, but to give us his swank take on the New 52 version!

JUSTICE LEAGUE #37
Written by GEOFF JOHNS
Art by JASON FABOK
Cover by JIM LEE and SCOTT WILLIAMS
Variant cover by DARWYN COOKE
1:25 Variant cover by MICHAEL CHOI
On sale DECEMBER 17 • 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.

Super heroes are no more! What it means to be human is in question! The world is on the brink of a new stage of evolution – or total extinction! – and it’s up to the Justice League to save it! “THE AMAZO VIRUS” continues to devastate the Western World as Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman and Lex Luthor struggle to not only contain the virus, but cure those affected by it. But as they work against the clock, a legion of assassins is out for Lex Luthor’s head. Will the Justice League protect Luthor...or the world? This issue is also offered as a combo pack edition with a redemption code for a digital download of this issue.
Sometimes, I don't quite know what to make of Darwyn Cooke, but then he'll do a variant cover so good I list an issue here that I'm fairly certain will not feature J'onn J'onn, because it's so darn good. While Cooke includes later Leaguers in Silver Age attire Black Canary and Green Arrow, the very prominent appearance of the Alien Atlas as the only full figure and flying character fairly screams "still a founder of the Magnificent Seven." At the same time, Cooke acknowledges the New 52 status quo by offering Cyborg as one of the most visible heroes on the cover, and manages to give him a more classic, iconic look. The guy's aces!

DC: THE NEW FRONTIER DELUXE EDITION HC
Written by DARWYN COOKE
Art by DARWYN COOKE, J. BONE, DAVE BULLOCK and others
Cover by DARWYN COOKE
On sale FEBRUARY 11 • 480 pg, 7.0625” x 10.875” FC, $49.99 US

Darwyn Cooke’s acclaimed take on the Silver Age heroes of DC Comics is back in a new hardcover collecting the 6-issue miniseries plus, for the first time, JUSTICE LEAGUE: THE NEW FRONTIER SPECIAL #1! When Cold War paranoia outlawed the heroes of the Golden Age, stalwarts such as Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman continued to fight for truth and justice. But as the world hurtled toward an uncertain future, a new breed of hero would define the American Way!
I read an oversized hardcover library copy of the main mini-series, and bashed up my New Frontier Special. Probably ought to invest in this version, eh?
SHOWCASE PRESENTS: BLUE BEETLE TP
Written by LEN WEIN and JOEY CAVALIERI
Art by PARIS CULLINS, BRUCE PATTERSON, CHUCK PATTON, ROSS ANDRU, GIL KANE and others
Cover by PARIS CULLINS and BRUCE PATTERSON
On sale JANUARY 28 • 584 pg, B&W, $19.99 US

This value-priced title collects the entire 24-issue run of BLUE BEETLE from the 1980s, including the Beetle’s battles against DC Universe villains Chronos and Dr. Alchemy. Includes appearances by The Question and the Teen Titans in stories from BLUE BEETLE #1-24.
You know, I'm just not that into Blue Beetle, but I know a lot of folks who are and will be happy to have this collection. I'm just glad DC still produces the cheap black & white Showcase Presents. Marvel seems to have abandoned their Essential editions for full color "Epic Collections" that cost at least twice as much for fewer pages and stick to more mainstream tastes. I've yet to buy an "Epic," no Essential in a year, but I just got the Showcase Presents for Men of War and Super Friends a few months ago (about the only money of mine DC can still rely upon.) Anyway, Martian Manhunter appears here in three consecutive issues, mostly related to Millennium tie-ins.
JLA VOL. 6 TP
Written by JOE KELLY
Art by DOUG MAHNKE, TOM NGUYEN, YVEL GUICHET, LEWIS LaROSA and others
Cover by DOUG MAHNKE and TOM NGUYEN
On sale JANUARY 21 • 432 pg, FC, $24.99 US

With Wonder Woman’s Lasso of Truth severed, the very concept of truth has been fractured – and the Justice League must contend with a world redefined by the dreams and fears of the human race. Then, the JLA battles for control of Atlantis with the help of some mages...and when only Batman remains, the Dark Knight assembles an unexpected new Justice League! Don’t miss this title collecting JLA #61-76.
It seems like you cannot overvalue the JLA brand. DC is still drawing ducats a decade and change removed from the dull, distancing Kelly/Mahnke run by repackaging the issues as part of a more comprehensive collection under that seemingly evergreen banner. Are any of the trades from the Meltzer/McDuffie/Robinson JLofA volume still in print? This edition covers the launch of this creative team's run with the so-so "Golden Perfect" and the interminable "Obsidian Age," plus peripheral tales.

Miss Martian
TEEN TITANS GO! #7
Written by SHOLLY FISCH and MERRILL HAGAN
Art by BEN BATES and JORGE CORONA
Cover by DAN HIPP
On sale DECEMBER 17 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED E

When Starfire develops a massive crush on the latest teen pop sensation, Robin will stop at nothing to recapture her attention – even if he must become a teen idol himself! Plus: Cyborg gets an awesome new jacket! Boo-yah!