Friday, August 6, 2010
DC75: J'Onn J'Onzz Is Not Okay (Justice League: A Midsummer's Nightmare #2, 1996)
In the series that first brought the "Magnificent Seven" JLA together as a team, J'Onn J'Onzz had been living in a fabricated recreation of Mars housed in (essentially) Area 51. Ignoring signs that something was amiss, J'Onn was delighted to be with his beloved wife and daughter again, far from the strife he had once known. Even when the Justice League tried to "rescue" him from happiness, he turned his back on his past life and embraced the illusion. However "Sparkers," temporarily empowered agents of Know Man, caused J'Onzz's false family to perish again amidst an inferno. After an anguished cry, the Manhunter from Mars emerged from the smoke, his body contorted by his unimaginable anger.
Green Lantern Kyle Rayner hoped he was okay. Wonder Woman asserted, "J'Onn is many things-- okay does not seem to be one of them." On learning who was responsible for this travesty, Martian Manhunter declared, "When this day is over-- each of your gods will know the meaning of a Justice League!" Then he shut all their brains down...
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