Saturday, June 14, 2014

2014 “Heart of Justice: The Manhunter from Mars” article by Jerry Whitworth

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I've never done a comprehensive history of J'onn J'onzz for this blog. As a specialist, I tend to get bogged down in details and minutia, so the prospect of briefly summarizing fifty-nine years of publishing history fills me with dread. Thankfully, I don't have to, as Comic Art Community columnist Jerry Whitworth has laid it down across four pages and over 8,000 words of reading (with a lovely attribution link to the blog right at the top.) You've got the weekend folks, so dig in.


Count Drunkula said...

Nice article and nice shout-out to you, Frank!

will_in_chicago said...

Hi, Frank! I am glad you got the shout out and liked the article. (I am not too impressed with J'Onn's current origin and hope for a retcon before or after the New 52 expires.)

There is a report that Jason Mamoa will play Aquaman in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.

There is also a report that J'Onn J'Onnzz, Darkseid and Max Lord will be in the Justice League movie --

My hope is that either Goyer has a few major revelations and changes of heart (a road to Damascus or is it road to Ma’aleca’andra moment might be needed). Or they can find someone who does not see altruism and heroism as ridiculous concepts. (If he goes this route, maybe J'Onn is the altruistic hero in the Justice League of Assholes.)

Anj said...

Congrats on the well-deserved shout-out!

Diabolu Frank said...

Thanks for the links, Will. I was already writing up an article on the material covered by them, so my lengthy commentary went up earlier today.