Saturday, June 26, 2010
2007 Paradise Press Inc. Justice League Unlimited Martian Manhunter Activity Pages
As previously mentioned, there were two sets of Paradise Press JLU Coloring And Activity Books produced in 2007, with overlap between them. One included a Martian Manhunter origin story, a team adventure featuring J'onn J'onzz, and Alien Atlas-themed activities aplenty. I'll cover the latter here, and anything I miss will turn up in other posts.
The origin sequence was the first of the book, just seven pages in, and was followed by four pages of Manhunter activities. These included a spread helping youngsters to "USE THE GRID TO DRAW J'ONN J'ONZZ," a word scramble involving Martian Manhunter's name and powers, as well as a simple test of "How many words can you make with the letters in: MARTIAN MANHUNTER?" Batman then received his own six page origin, which featured Manhunter in another group shot.
Some time later, a Martian Manhunter image was repeated six times, one with a slight variation, demanding the reader to determine "Which One Is Different?" J'Onzz appeared in the last quarter of the book to perform the same trick with another pose. There were coloring pages with stock Superman and Manhunter figures, as well as two such pairing J'onn with Batman, one with Wonder Woman, and a triple threat involving Kal-El and Green Lantern John Stewart. J'onn had his own shadow matching game, along with a really pathetic connect-the-dots (on half his cape only.) Batman was the odd figure out in the Martian Manhunter dominated "Which Shadow Does Not Belong?" Finally, picking between three squiggly lines that could run to Wonder Woman or Superman, "Which Line Leads To Martian Manhunter?"
My favorite activity was the one above, using original art and demanding imagination. "Martian Manhunter is holding back an army of creatures... FINISH THE PICTURE." If you do, be sure to send them in to me...