Saturday, September 11, 2010

2010 The Martian Manhunter Chronicles Vol. 1 by Tom Hartley & Urban

Written by Edmond Hamilton, Joe Samachson, Jack Miller and Dave Wood; Art by Joe Certa, Lew Sayre Schwartz, Bob Kane and Charles Paris; Cover by Jerry Ordway

Presenting an exciting new way to experience the rich history of the Alien Atlas in an affordable trade paperback collection of every Martian Manhunter adventure, in color, in chronological order!

DC adds a new title to the CHRONICLES series, collecting the adventures of J'onn J'onzz in the exact order of their original publication. In this first volume featuring stories from BATMAN #78 and DETECTIVE COMICS #225-254, J'onn meets Dr. Erdel after being whisked from his home planet of Mars to Earth by a teleportation beam. Stranded, J'onn J'onzz becomes a Sleuth from Outer Space.
  • Martian Manhunter
  • 192pg.
  • Color
  • Softcover
  • $17.99 US
  • ISBN 14♂12♂4457
Tom Hartley is at it again, fabricating a more economical fantasy publication, joined by a friend on cover detail...

"Yeah, it's the Ordway from that Secret Origins 80-Page Giant reprint... I had help making the mock-up. I don't have any of the right fonts, so Urban, from the Marvel Masterworks Message Board (the same guy who wrote the create-your-own-back-cover javascript), created a template. All I did was choose the cover image (Ordway) and the images that appear in the montage beneath the "Chronicles" title. Actually, Urban did most of the work."

Tom had be pull together the solicitation text, cobbled from the first volumes of THE BATMAN CHRONICLES and GREEN LANTERN CHRONICLES


LissBirds said...

Great idea. It looks amazingly sharp! This would be flying off the shelves!!

I love the montage behind "Chronicles." Nice little variety there.

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Tom Hartley said...

Thanks for posting this, Frank, and thanks for liking it, Liss and mathematicscore.

I still need to write the Foreword to MM Archives Vol. 7. (I haven't forgotten!)