Tuesday, November 23, 2010

1996 Martian Manhunter Oil Painting by David H.



A few weeks back, Shag of Once Upon A Geek fame sent out an email alerting '80s aficionados like myself that one of the DC properties of the decade with the most devoted cult fan base had finally received a blog of its own. David H. runs Subject : THE SUICIDE SQUAD ( Task Force X ), revolving around super-criminals conscripted by the government to partake in impossibly dangerous missions in exchange for potential freedom. It's an awesome premise often exceptionally handled, and several favorite DC characters of mine were part of the team, foremost being Amanda Waller. However, Detroit Leaguer Vixen was also on the team, as was Bronze Tiger and Nightshade, all of whom have been spotlighted on one of my blogs. This crossover bleeds both ways, as David H. is a fan of our own preferred Leaguer...

i have an oil painting of the Martian Manhunter i did back in the late 90s i would love to submit for consideration to be posted to your blog... that painting is 14 years old now. i've improved as an artist much since then but it's one of the few pieces i saved from those early years.


The piece measures 11" by 8.5," and the Manhunter love didn't stop there...
check out my monday posting on the Suicide Squad Blog i finally have the Martian Manhunter in the mix.

The post discusses Vixen and J'Onn's meeting during the JLI/Suicide Squad crossover during each book's first year. Check out When a Martian meets a woman...

7 comments:

David H. said...

hey man thanks for posting this on your site it's really cool to see it here. the Martian Manhunter was a character i didn't discover until around the late 80's. the mystery that the character was shrouded in was very interesting to me and in a short while he became one of my favorite DC characters. he's kinda like the Mr. Spock of the JLA. this 14 year old oil painting is one of my earliest works that i still have. today i work mostly in water colors.for a look at a sketch turned into finished H2O painting go to the Suicide Squad blog and find the Sunday, November 21 posting.

Randomnerd said...

An Early Dave! Cool! I always love a good painting of the the Green Marshmallow. Thank you for posting one of David's. Hi David! I like seeing your work in oils instead of watercolors for a change. Well done my talented friend.

CDerosby said...

Nice work David.

The Irredeemable Shag said...

Frank - Thanks for the shout-out! You're always too kind.

Dave - Nice work on the painting. And I love the post on your Suicide Squad blog about MM and Vixen.

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Sam Johnson said...

Hi David, I like that Manhunter painting. Really nice work. Keep blogging. Thank You for sharing. Have a look at paintings for sale as they also showcase some great paintings.