After the post on the 1998 DC Direct Martian Manhunter Poster by Christopher Moeller was published, I received the following email...
Saw you yakking about the old DC poster I did of MM and thought I'd send along a couple scans. The one you have on your blog was one of a proposed pair of covers that never got used. The one you've got was #2, and was made into a poster. #1 was never used for anything, but I've always liked it.
As you can see, the art above is beautiful, and the editors responsible for its going unpublished for thirteen years should be brought to justice for their crime against good taste. Presumably, this was intended for the Martian Manhunter ongoing series which launched that same year. I would have much fonder memories of that series had Christopher Moeller been the cover artist, as evidenced by his glorious two year run on Lucifer. It would be like how I thumb through my collection of hundreds of Wonder Woman comics with covers by George Perez, Brian Bolland, José Luis García-López, Adam Hughes and J.G. Jones, of which I liked reading maybe fifty. I also haven't exactly been looking forward to a possible Martian Manhunter comic spun-off from Brightest Day, but it would be completely validated as an enterprise with Moeller as cover artist. Do check out his illustration site, won't you?
Finally, I was a good boy and asked permission to post the art...
"Of course you may post the scans I sent you. Where but on your MM blog SHOULD they live?"
Update: 1998 Martian Manhunter Project by Marz, Hitch & Moeller