Friday, October 23, 2009

2009 The Martian Manhunter Archives Volume 2 Fan Mock-Up Cover by Tom Hartley

  1. Back Cover
  2. Table of Contents
  3. Introduction
  4. Biographies

Tom Hartley went nuts with his The Martian Manhunter Archives Volume 1 Fan Mock-Up, including creating a Back Cover, Table of Contents, and Introduction for his fantasy tome. He's stated his intention to give the same works to a five volume set of all the Silver Age Manhunter tales. This weekend, we'll look at his front and back covers for Volume Two. Tom decided this one would reprint issue numbers 261-295 of the 'Tec back-ups. Based on that, I culled advertising copy from various second Archives editions* to create the material below.


Written by Jack Miller; Art and Cover by Joe Certa

After being accidentally teleported to Earth by a scientist in search of first contact with Mars, J'onn J'onzz's life changed irreversibly as he instantly went from being an alien scientist to a human-looking police detective with an incredible secret. Nearly three dozen exciting Martian Manhunter tales are included in this hefty volume, which continues the adventures of one of DC's most beloved Silver Age icons. Experience the classic villainy of the Crime Conjurer, the Human Squirrel, Mr. Moth, the fantastic Human Falcon, the menace of the Martian Mandrills, and the first appearance of the Human Flame! This Archive Edition features the Alien Atlas's public unmasking, the return of Diane Meade, J'onn J'onzz's kid brother, and much more! Reprints the John Jones Manhunter from Mars stories from DETECTIVE COMICS #261-295 (1958-61), with an introduction by Wade Greenberg!
  • Archive Editions
  • 240pg.
  • Color
  • Hardcover
  • $49.99 US
  • ISBN 140120π482
*If you're curious, it was the second Adam Strange and Atom, plus Aquaman Vol. 1. Also what's with all the foes with "human" in their name? Does J'onn secretly hate humanity after all?

1 comment:

Tom said...

Great job with the solicitation, but I have to make a couple of corrections: it's 240 pages, not 233, and the Foreword is once again by our pal Wade Greenberg.