Friday, November 13, 2009

2009 The Martian Manhunter Archives Volume 3 Table of Contents by Tom Hartley

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The latest non-collection serves as a high quality, hardcover, full color bridge between the cheap b&w newsprint Showcase Presents: Martian Manhunter volumes 1 & 2. The transition from the Martian Marvel battling gangsters in suits to more alien menaces is also in effect. There are a bunch of other Martians this time, as well as a major return trip to Mars. Most of the stories featuring Patrolwoman Diane Meade, all a cut above, are reprinted here. Zook's origin and earliest appearances close out the collection with a Meade team-up, which is like adding chocolate to peanut butter. You can see the TOC in its full glory as a PDF here.


Tom said...

The best Silver Age stories, the Golden Age of the Silver Age, were the 12-pagers from Detective Comics #301-326.

LissBirds said...

I love your choice for the "thumbnail" of J'onn. (And I really liked the one in Volume 2 as well.)

Downloaded and viewed at full size it looks so sharp! It almost makes me want to print this out, cut out and color in the pages of Showcase, and rebind it as my very own DIY Archives. :)

Tom said...

Thanks, Liss. I've sent Frank the intro; he should post it soon (maybe tonight).