Friday, April 17, 2015

Podcast: 60 Years of Martian Manhunter - 1956

Episode #8

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After a hiatus of four episodes and three months, we finally return to our year-by-year overview of the Sleuth from Outer Space's early adventures, 1956 being his first full year of publication with a dozen cases to cover. Co-creator and initial writer Joe Samachson is replaced first by Dick Wood before the arrival of the longest consistent scripter of the strip, Jack Miller. Joe Certa carries on with his own lengthy run on art, here mostly on Detective John Jones as a plainclothes policeman with extraordinary powers who only occasionally runs across challenges of a truly supernormal nature.

1956 Cover Dated Story Synopses

We enjoy dialogue on the red planet, so here are our non-telepathic contact options:


Anj said...

These old stories are new material for me so I am totally absorbed.

It seems like maybe DC was trying to see just what to do with J'Onn early on, as powers and stories style variable here.

When do you think they 'figured it out'?

Rolled Spine Podcasts said...

Hah! They're still figuring it out sixty years later...