Sunday, August 4, 2013

2013 "Injustice: Gods Among Us" - Martian Manhunter Story Ending video


In the video game "Injustice: Gods Among Us," a savage twist of fate sees Superman become a fascist, with Wonder Woman backing him all the way. Batman leads a group of resistance fighters against their regime. The Manhunter from Mars is on the right side of the conflict, which is to say the left. The game makers have treated us to videos of Manhunter character history and a gameplay/cutscene trailer, while DC has produced online-first comics involving battles with Supes, Wondy, & Green Lantern Hal Jordan. There's a good Injustice Manhunter wiki page online that will continue to chronicle the progress of these stories, or you can skip to the last chapter by reading the Sleuth from Outer Space's in-game ending sequence. Let's just say I was content with how things turned out...

6 comments:

Joe said...

Injustice has done right by the Sea King & Martian Manhunter as far as I am concerned. Rumors of an INJUSTICE direct-to-DVD movie continue and I am in full support.

So who's in the new League formed by J'onn? Gypsy & Vibe? LOL

Joe Slab

Diabolu Frank said...

Dude, you kid, but that would be awesome. Vibe could have a highly effective poplock reverb defense and quality range wave offense, then break-victory-dance as his finish. He'd be the #1 most galling selection in versus mode, esse. Likewise, Gypsy is a martial artist trained under Bronze Tiger who can turn invisible. She f-up the Batman Family. Given what a beast Manhunter is in the game, imagine Despero. I'm serious!

Joe said...

I know you are!

I know Gypsy has appeared in VIBE but I dropped that book after the 1st issue.

Despero's 2 issue tale in JL was disappointing to say the least, but he would rock in INJUSTICE>

will_in_chicago said...

I think that this is a fighting ending for J'Onn. The Phantom Zone, already home to many Kryptonian criminals, would be a fitting place for the fascist Superman -- who would be grateful that the foes he has there could not touch him. (Or if they can in the new continuity, Kal-El would not last long.)

J'Onn would find ways to help serve humanity. He may be an outsider and ever aware of it, but I think that J'Onn's faith in humanity despite our weaknesses is one of his strengths as a character. Perhaps because of his telepathy, longevity and growing up in an alien culture, he sees what Superman could not in the Injustice series -- humanity becoming better than it has been.

Diabolu Frank said...

Superman has long struggled in determining his role as a super-hero, and often falls prey to his learned humanity. Martian Manhunter loves and has faith in humanity, but is secure in his identity that he is something else entirely. My preference is clear.

Diabolu Frank said...

Joe, I've long been a booster for Despero as a Martian Manhunter specific foe, and the JL two-parter strengthened that considerably. Unfortunately, by having the Alien Atlas so completely own Despero, it weakened his role as a JLA foe. Despero is like Ra's al Ghul or Doomsday-- a villain who may tend to attack one hero, but who is often fought off by that hero forming a compensatory unit of fellows. At least, that's how the better stories with those characters play.

I kept buying Vibe out of obligation, but finally read #1-5 in one rip. It got better. Not quite good enough to hold your interest if you don't already like Vibe, Gypsy & Dale Gunn, but solid if you do.