Thursday, May 29, 2008
... say hi to Steve Rogers for us in the afterlife, if he's still there himself. We all know we'll be seeing you both again, likely sooner than later.
Welcome to everyone visiting the Idol-Head of Diabolu Martian Manhunter Memorial Blog. A bit of a mouthful, but again, it's only temporary. Things will be a bit different around here for the next several weeks, so I thought I'd address the upcoming changes today.
In honor of J'Onn J'Onzz's memory, we'll be spotlighting only the best of his stories for most of June. I'll be avoiding books that are tied to specific continuity, so for instance, no sign of the first Martian Manhunter mini-series and related spotlight tales. The synopsis for Justice League International issues will be starting here in the next few months, and I don't want to pull an important story out of context like that. The same goes for the entirety of Christopher Priest's run on Justice League Task Force, excellent stories that contributed greatly to Manhunter's later characterization in JLA, and added to his circle of friends and foes. However, they're also part of a fairly dense tapestry that doesn't really allow for a patch to be ripped out. Extended arcs like "JLA Year One" and most of the Martian Manhunter solo series are also set aside for space considerations.
Another high water mark was "The End of the Justice League of America," which should be part of our ongoing "Justice League Detroit" coverage. Again though, we're a whole story arc separated from that at present, plus "Legends" would factor in heavily, so that's out. That also means there will be no "Detroit" coverage here for a number of weeks. Fans can instead check our "Justice League Detroit: The Blog" for weekly updates in the meantime. As of today, you can read about Steel: The Indestructible Man #1.
Tomorrow, we'll have our memorial service, allowing fellow heroes the chance to offer their remembrance of J'Onn J'Onzz. Starting Sunday will be a series of posts on what I feel is the best Martian Manhunter story ever written, and we'll close the week with another personal favorite. Hope it eases the pain until the next crossover, which promises the return of Jor-El for a team-up with Ben Parker...
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