Tuesday, July 16, 2013

2012 “Martian Manhunter Saves The Day” fan video by “InItForTheTank”

After yesterday's triumphant trailer for the Alien Atlas' debut as part of “Injustice: Gods Among Us,” I feel comfortable offering a less-than-laudable collection of Martian Manhunter appearances on the Justice League animated series. Jobbers gonna job.


will_in_chicago said...

I understand why you offered this, Frank. However, I stopped mid point, and it is things like this that made me joke that if DC was a company and he was an employee, J'Onn J'Onnzz would either have left for some place like Marvel or file charges with the EEOC.

Diabolu Frank said...

I'll admit to chuckling several times while watching. I remember in the first season that there was this big outcry over Superman getting routinely jobbed to make room for the other heroes to strut. Martian Manhunter is more vulnerable and has a smaller, less reactionary fan base, so I understand his getting disproportionately smacked around in place of more popular and female/minority representative heroes. Justice League Unlimited had more heroes to share the pain, which took some of the heat off J'Onn. I prefer the Manhunter be treated as a badass, but he was still handled respectfully enough as a personality that I could get past his animated glass jaw.