Sunday, October 13, 2013
A Microwave Pistol was employed by Commander Blanx during his 1959 assassination attempt against J'onn J'onzz on Earth. The weapon appeared capable of weakening and perhaps killing a Martian on their native world, but after spending several years on a planet that enhanced his abilities, its effect on J'onzz appeared considerably muted. However, it caused pain on initial impact, and multiple strikes progressively weakened the Manhunter from Mars, diminishing his overall prowess until he fell unconscious. Still, Blanx could not rely on the weapon to kill J'onzz on his adopted world, and was forced to make other arrangements.
First Appearance: Justice League of America #144 (July, 1977)