Friday, January 14, 2011

2004 Post Cereal Justice League Trading Card #5 of 7: Martian Manhunter (s04)



12 comments:

mathematicscore said...

First off why is there a hole where J'onn's crotch should be? He certainly looks proud about something...

Second, have you been paying attention to the Flashpoint teasers?
http://dcu.blog.dccomics.com/
They've got a number starting on the 13th.

The current reveals suggest that there is a certain amount of red herring with each of the teases. Assuming they are referring to the "Big Seven" with each of the questions, J'onn at first would seem likely to have been experimented on by the Government. But the reveal of the Ring question to be about the Flash shows they're being coy. Looking at the Batman hints: runs Wayne Casinos by day, has red eyes, can survive being superspeed punched into a wall and has a background to his logo is the color of a certain red planet... J'onn J'onnz, Batman from Mars?

No one else seems to see it, and indeed, no one else that is looking is as obsessed with J'onn as I am. Am I crazy, or am I on to something?

Diabolu said...

It's a Martian colostomy.

Luke sent me an email about this, but I have 0 interest in a glorified Flash Elseworld by a Kubert. You may be on to something, though. The spaceship that never crashed is surely Abin Sur's?

mathematicscore said...

I tend to agree. Supes is a labrat, Flash has something weird with his ring, Diana and Arthur are married, Bruce and Hal are normals and J'onn masquerades as a creature of the night.

Diabolu said...

...Unless it was Superman's ship that never crashed...

mathematicscore said...

Yeah, but the "S" Shield appears on a door guarded by troops. I'm pretty confident he's the lab rat. Abin Sur never crashing is the most logical for Hal since "Where is his ring?" has been revealed to be the Flash.

On the other hand, I could be being extra wishful about MM being
Batman. This wouldn't be the first even I was hopeful he would have a big part in only to see him sidelined...

Diabolu said...

"Oh awesome-- Martian Manhunter is like, the lead zombie in the biggest DC event of 2009! He's totally going to remain a major figure in this thing past a tease in the first issue and a tie-in Green Lantern! There's no way they'd compile a zombie Justice League with J'Onn at the forefront, then do nothing with them!"

mathematicscore said...

Well said. Depressing, but well said...

LissBirds said...

Huh?

I skip a few days of reading up on comics news and now I have no idea what's going on! But I've gotten to the point where I really don't care anymore, anyway.

Diabolu said...

I've spent a great many hours over my break studying tons of recent comic book news I care nothing about, so count your blessings.

Tom Hartley said...

Joe Kubert is still alive! I don't care how crappy mainstream super-hero comics are getting; the world cannot be such a bad place if Kubert still lives.

Diabolu said...

I was going to exempt Joe, but I don't want to see him wasted on a Flash crossover, either.

Tom Hartley said...

Not like it's the first time poor Joe had to hack it out.