Monday, April 30, 2012

The Martian Manhunter Encyclopedia

The 3-In-1 Man: see "Thantos."

Abel Carmody was the 19th Century U.S. Calvalry soldier and industrialist who built Carmody’s Folly and was an ancestor to Kishana Lewis.

Alex Dunster is a master thief and scientist who once stole/recreated Dr. Erdel's robot brain. He was the first atypical hood to face Detective John Jones.

Alex Ferguson was a doctor at S.T.A.R. Labs who before his death was manipulated by Cay'an in a plot against J'Onn J'Onzz.

The Alien Arsenal was a museum of ancient weapons from the planet Vonn that accidentally and repeatedly teleported to Earth. It was seemingly wrecked in a battle involving Superman and a Thythen.

The All-Martian Council was a governing body on the planet Mars

Andre Rennay was a French criminal with ties to Vulture. Now deceased, his identity was briefly assumed by J'onn J'onzz.

Anthony Ivo, Prof.: see "Professor Anthony Ivo."

Apex City: see "Middletown"

The Arkymandryte was an early enemy of Mongul.

Armek is a White Martian who appeared as a robotic entity to take part in the ersatz Hyperclan super-team that fought the JLA.

Arnold Hugo: see "Professor Arnold Hugo."

B'enn B'urnzz is a Martian Desert Dweller criminal from the year 2062 who escaped to the present before being captured by Martian Manhunter and Futureman.

B'rett is a yellow-skinned Martian convict who escaped captivity to Earth before being recaptured by Martian Manhunter. He was responsible for altering J'Onn J'Onzz's powers and revealing his existence on Earth.

B'urnzz, B'enn: see "B'enn B'urnzz."

Bak'sar, Tybalt: see "Tybalt Bak'sar"

Baltaz is an underground city located on Mars II with an atmosphere deadly to Martians.

Baltaz's Council is the ruling authority of the buried city of Baltaz on Mars II.

Barreto, Eduardo: see "Eduardo Barreto."

Bel Juz is a Martian Desert Dweller who secretly betrayed her people to the Thythens. She became lover and confident to the Marshal of the Red Brotherhood during his military coup against Martian Manhunter.

Ben Stoves: see "Human Squirrel, The."

Bette Noir was a D.N.Alien with potent psychic abilities who fought the Martian Manhunter in a number of comics published between 1998-2002

Bill Smith was an African-American alter ego used by J'onn J'onzz in 1963.

Blanx, Commander: see "Commander Blanx"

The Blue Flame of Mars was an energy source that, when unleashed by Commander Blanx, wiped out signs of life and rendered uninhabitable most of the surface of the planet Mars.

Capsule Master: see "Vulkor, the Capsule Master."

The Captive-Ray Gun was a powerful weapon developed by Vulture.

Carmody, Abel: see "Abel Carmody"

Carmody’s Folly was a fortress built by Abel Carmody to fend off the Scary Monsters that have threatened to possess all life on both ancient Mars and Earth.

Carré, Pierre: see "Pierre Carré"

Cay'an is a Natural Martian who holds J'Onn J'Onzz responsible for H'ronmeer's Plague due to his unwillingness to kill his brother Ma'alefa'ak before his initiating the genocide. She developed an intricate plan for revenge involving brainwashed White Martians and the Department of Homeland Security that ultimately failed.

Certa, Joe: see "Joe Certa"

Charles Brigham Dade was a C.I.A. operative whose grief over the death of his fiancée led him on an anti-alien mission involving Jemm and Superman. He was killed by Saturnian robots.

Cluzot was the leader of a French unit of Vulture.

Colan, Gene: see "Gene Colan."

Commander Blanx was the Pale Martian leader who saw to J'Onn J'Onzz's exile from Martian society for thirteen years, as well as an attenpted assassination attempt on Earth. During this time, Blanx sold the planet Mars to aliens under the condition that he would exterminate all other life on the planet. Blanx rendered Mars uninhabitable, the only survivors fleeing on a spaceship to find a new world. Blanx was apparently killed by the Martian Manhunter for his crimes.

The Conjurer is a fantastic human magician who used slight-of-hand for daring thefts in Middletown before being captured by Detective John Jones.

Cott, N'or: see "N'or Cott"

The Countryman: see "Martian Criminal, The"

The Crystal Key was entrusted in J'onn J'onzz by the Largas to prevent it from making the Warworld operational.

Crystal Mountain resides near the city of Baltaz on the planet Mars II.

The Cube-Trap was a devious device employed by Mongul throughout the Bronze Age.

D'Kay D'Razz was an insane Martian serial killer who arrived on Earth before J'Onn J'Onzz and tried to mate with him before her death.

Dade, Charles Brigham: see "Charles Brigham Dade."

Dalbert, Wiley: see "Wiley Dalbert."

Darkseid is the other-dimensional "New God" lord of the planet Apokolips. His attempted takeover of Mars in pursuit of the Anti-Life Equation led to the death of J'Onn J'Onzz's father and inspired the genocidal madness of Ma'alefa'ak. Darkseid has clashed with the Martian Manhunter ever since, throughout a possible future spanning millennia where the Alien Atlas delivers Darkseid's ultimate defeat.

Deidre Johnson was a NASA scientist and the fiancée of Charles Brigham Dade killed while investigating a Saturnian spaceship.

Dal'en is a White Martian who was captured by Cay'an, brainwashed into believing that he was a green-skinned Natural Martian, and sold to a government research lab. His normal form slowly reasserted itself, and his murderous rampage was halted by J'Onn J'Onzz.

Despero's jetboat was used on the planet Sirkus.

Despero's Super-Ship was used to slaughter an ersatz Justice League on the planet Sirkus.

The Devil Men of Pluto were alien bandits led by L'lex Xanadar who sought a prize on Earth after killing their former associate, the scientist Nar. The Devil Men ran afoul of J'onn J'onzz, and were killed by a booby trap left by Nar

Diabolu was an ancient Babylonia wizard who so loathed mankind that he created an Idol-Head full of monstrous evils to be unleashed at his pleasure. Diabolu died, but centuries later his Idol-Head was activated, wrecking havoc at monthly intervals.

Diane Meade was the daughter of the police commissioner of Middletown who herself became a patrolwoman in the Silver Age of Comics. She was a recurring character in the last several years of original Detective John Jones stories, and was revived in the modern era in the mini-series JLA: Year One as a harder edged plainclothes investigator working with Denver P.D.

Director Ergon is an alien scientist on the planet Sirkus who kidnapped Superman and tried to create a false Justice League of America to fend off the advances of Despero.

Doctor James Erdel: see "Erdel"

Doctor Samedi is a villainous voodoun active in Central America who ran afoul of the Martian Manhunter and the heroine Fire.

Doctor Saul Erdel: see "Erdel"

Doctor Trap is a human serial killer who blames superhumans for the death of his wife, and sets elaborate traps to execute them in retaliation. Martian Manhunter is among his foes.

Doomsday is an alien creature who through experimentation became an extremely proficient berserk killing machine. He has a special enmity toward Kryptonians, drawing him repeatedly into conflict with Superman and his friend J'Onn J'Onzz.

The Dreaded General commanded an army of heavily armed criminals that were routed by the Alien Atlas.

Duffy is a Denver-based serial cop killer who collected his victim's eyes until his capture by J'Onn J'Onzz.

Dunster, Alex: see "Alex Dunster."

Dyer, William: see "William Dyer."

The Mars-Earth Comet passes each planet once a year over a two hour period.

Eda, Re's: see "Re's Eda"

Eduardo Barreto was the most prolific artist seen on Martian Manhunter merchandise in the 1990s, and drew the 1992 mini-series American Secrets.

Eel-Creatures are semi-humanoid beings that live on the planet Sirkus and were once employed by Despero.

Erdel is the surname of the various scientists responsible for teleporting the Martian Manhunter to Earth. In 1955, Professor Mark Erdel accidentally used his Robot-Brain for the job, stranding J'onn J'onzz after a fatal heart attack prevented Erdel from reversing the process. In a 1981 Hawkman story, the cause of death was changed to murder. In the 1988 Martian Manhunter mini-series, it was revealed that amateur scientist Saul Erdel was not only alive, but had fabricated most of the Alien Atlas' Silver Age history as a coping mechanism to replace the traumatic memory of Mars' plague death until J'Onzz could sufficiently recover. At the launch of the 1998 Martian Manhunter ongoing series, Doctor James Erdel used recovered Martian technology to deliver J'Onn J'Onzz, then died in a resulting explosion. In the 2010 Brightest Day maxi-series, Dr. Saul Erdel and his daughter Melissa accidentally inflicted D'Kay D'Razz on Earth, then intentionally summoned J'Onn J'Onzz as a countermeasure, though both Erdels were rendered incapable of explaining this rationale by death and brain damage respectively.

Faceless: see "Mister V"

Falcon, The: see "Human Falcon"

Faust, Felix: see "Felix Faust"

Felix Faust is an evil sorcerer and one of the earliest foes of the Justice League of America.

Ferdinand, Rio: see "Rio Ferdinand"

Ferguson, Alex: see "Alex Ferguson"

Fouchere, Marie: see "Marie Fouchere"

Flamebirds are winged humanoid beings with psychopyrrhic powers that live on the planet Sirkus and were once employed by Despero.

Gammeron is a galactic bounty hunter whose untold history with J'Onn J'Onzz dates back to the destruction of Mars. Once captured Despero, leading to an antagonistic association with the Justice League Task Force.

Gammeron, Glenn: see "Gammeron"

Gene Colan was the co-creator and artist of Jemm, Son of Saturn and its related concepts.

General, The: see "Dreaded General, The"

General Synnar was the father of Synn, and led the White Saturnian forces in a bid for conquest of H'ronmeerca'andra that unintentionally wiped out most of its population. He went mad and was killed by Jogarr.

The Getaway King: see "Monty Moran."

The Getaway Mastermind: see "Monty Moran."

Glenn Gammeron: see "Gammeron"

The Golden Pyramid: see "Ta'-Dun."

Gorla of Saturn was the green-skinned alien sent to Earth to determine it's suitability as a new home for his race in the Golden Age of Comics.

Governor Kwim presided over the planet Sirkus at a time when it was conquered by Despero.

The Guard Belt was a levitation device used on Mars to confine prisoners.

Gypsy was a teenage runaway named Cynthia "Cindy" Reynolds with powers of illusion. She joined the much maligned mid-1980s incarnation of the Justice League of America based in Detroit, MI. It was there that she first became acquainted with J'Onn J'Onzz, who treated her as an adoptive daughter after her parents were murdered by Despero. Gypsy served on the Justice League Task Force, where her relationship with J'Onzz became strained, but they remained in communication throughout her 1990s and 2000s appearances. In the New 52, Gypsy is a princess from another dimension with no known connection to J'Onn J'Onzz.

H'ronmeer is the primary deity worshiped by J'Onn J'Onzz and the Green Martians. The plague that wiped out most Martians of all races is often referred to as "H'ronmeer's Curse" due to its association with fire.

H'ronmeerca'andra is the Martian name for the planet Saturn. It is inhabited by the descendants of Martian clones. The red-skinned Saturnians were engineered by Green Martians, while the white-skinned ones were created as slave labor for White Martians.

Haven: The Broken City is a prison colony which political dissidents managed to convert into a spacecraft that crash landed near Coast City, California. The survivors within sought asylum, and interacted with many Earth heroes before the city's flight capabilities were restored and they departed.

Havok, Lord II: see "Maxwell Lord IV"

The Headman: see "The Headmaster"

The Headmaster is a mad scientist who implanted his brain into a cyborg body. Believing Earth to be doomed, Headmaster began harvesting other human minds to outlive the planet in his spaceship, which was destroyed by J'Onn J'Onzz.

Hugo, Arnold: see "Professor Arnold Hugo."

The Human Falcon, in story simply called "The Falcon," is an elaborate thief with a fixation on birds who was captured after a heist in Middletown by J'Onn J'Onzz.

The Human Squirrel Ben Stoves was a costumed acrobatic burglar who went straight as part of the Ex-Convicts Club.

Hunter Commander J'en was a lover of J'onn J'onzz on Mars II before their estrangement and her joining the militant group the Soldiers of the Red Brotherhood. J'en assisted J'onzz in halting an invasion of Earth by Martian forces.

The Hyperclan are ancient White Martians who were released from the Still Zone in modern times. They pretended to be super-heroes before launching two separate invasion attempts against Earth.

Inflict is a member of the extraterrestrial battle lords Conquerer Rex who was defeated in battle by Martian Manhunter.

The Invaders from the Space Warp are fugitives from another dimension who were captured by Martian Manhunter and R'ell. Unintentionally facilitated Zook's arrival on Earth.

Ivo, Prof. Anthony: see "Professor Anthony Ivo."

J'en: see "Hunter Commander J'en."

J'onn J'onzz (Silver Age) was a Martian scientist transported to Earth in an experiment by Professor Mark Erdel, then stranded when the elderly man died from a heart attack over the shock of his success. Coming from a society without war but still struggling to complete its first travels into outer space, J'onzz decided to help Earth battle crime until he could return home. As "John Jones," the Martian served as a detective for a number of years on the Middletown police force in the United States, secretly aided by his alien abilities. Later, the Martian's presence was revealed to the world, and he soon after joined the new Justice League of America as the "Manhunter." The sorcerous Idol-Head of Diabolu artifact appeared to kill "John Jones," so the Manhunter abandoned that identity and began a lengthy search for the infernal device with his other-dimensional pet Zook. Once that task was completed, J'onzz was recruited to battle the international criminal organization Vulture under the cover identity of "Marco Xavier" while based in the Mediterranean. Finally, J'onzz unmasked their seemingly faceless leader Mister V, who then died in an explosion. This continuity was rendered moot as a false memory implant in a 1988 mini-series.

J'onn J'onzz (Bronze Age) was a green-skinned Martian military-science leader who clashed with the white-skinned Commander Blanx over an energy resource. Defeated and in exile, J'onzz was accidentally teleported to Earth in 1955 by the "robot brain" device of Professor Mark Erdel, and left stranded by Erdel's sudden death. J'onzz avoided period paranoia by assuming a disguise and secretly aiding Earth for a number of years. In 1959, J'Onzz clandestinely co-founding the Justice League of America as the "Manhunter from Mars." Blanx rendered Mars uninhabitable in 1969, so J'onzz joined the survivors in resettling on a distant world dubbed "Mars II." J'Onzz returned to Earth and the Justice League after helping to foil a Martian invasion attempt. This continuity was rendered moot following the Crisis on Infinite Earths.

J'Onn J'Onzz (Post-Zero Hour) was a green-skinned Natural Martian law enforcement "Manhunter" until most of his race was wiped out by a plague manufactured by his evil twin brother Ma'alefa'ak. Driven nearly mad by the deaths of his wife and daughter specifically, and the global tragedy as a whole, J'Onzz was eventually teleported to Earth when the amateur scientist Saul Erdel tinkered with recovered Martian technology in 1955. After Erdel perished in an explosion, J'Onzz used his shapeshifting and other abilities to explore his adoptive world. In the modern heroic age, J'Onzz assumed the form of a deceased police officer in Colorado, as well as countless other identities throughout the planet. As the Martian Manhunter, he co-founded the JLA. J'Onzz experienced many radically transformative events, including his death and rebirth, prior to this reality's ending at Flashpoint.

J'onzz, J'onn: see "J'onn J'onzz."

(Dr.) James Erdel: see "Erdel"

Jargon the Mighty was the legendary monarch of H'ronmeerca'andra who extorted peace between the White and Red Saturnians centuries ago. Jemm is his modern day descendant.

Jarlla: see "Queen Jarlla."

Jasonar is the Kalanorian scientist who fled to Earth with his daughter Saranna to enlist the aid of the Justice League of America in overthrowing Despero.

Jaxx: see "King Jaxx."

Jemm is the messianic and somewhat pacifistic prince of H'ronmeerca'andra, better known as the "Son of Saturn." Originally conceived editorially as a Martian who would carry on Bronze Age narratives, Jemm was reworked as a Saturnian amidst clear analogues for J'onn J'onzz and others over the course of his 1984 maxi-series. Saturnians were rendered clones of Martians by a 1998 retcon, drawing Jemm back into the sphere of the Martian Manhunter. Jemm's relationship with J'Onn was made more complicated by J'Onzz's illicit affair with his fiancée Cha'rissa, and Jemm has demonstrated a more antagonistic posture in his most recent appearances as Saturn's ruler.

Joe Certa was the co-creator of the Manhunter from Mars and the artist on the strip from 1955-1968.

Joe Samachson was the co-creator of the Manhunter from Mars and the writer on the initial strips.

Johnson, Deidre: see "Deidre Johnson."

J'Onzz, Ma'alefa'ak: see "Ma'alefa'ak"

Jornell was a White Martian who was captured by Cay'an, brainwashed into believing that he was a green-skinned Natural Martian, and sold to a government research lab. He was assassinated by Giggs.

Juz, Bel: see "Bel Juz."

K'Don-Fete is a Martian holiday.

K'hym J'onzz was the daughter of J'Onn and M'yri'ah J'Onzz who perished during H'ronmeer's Curse.

Kar, Roh: see "Roh Kar."

King Jaxx was the father of Jemm and the former ruler of H'ronmeerca'andra, better known as Saturn. He was believed killed by General Synnar.

Kishana Lewis is a California Forest Service fire fighter who as the descendent of Abel Carmody inherited super-powers to defend the Earth against the Demons of Black Spirit Lake. She was briefly the lover and ally of J'Onn J'Onzz.

Korge, the Last Angry God is an enormous, powerful alien entity discovered on the planet dubbed Mars II who fought the Justice League of America.

The Krill are a nearly extinct alien race who once forced Despero and the Justice League of America to fight for their entertainment.

The Krypt-Kicker was a rifle developed by the C.I.A. to be capable of bringing down Superman.

The Kuru Pendant is a medallion given to every adult Martian containing ancestral memories.

L'lex Xanadar: see "Devil Men of Pluto, The."

The Largas were a peaceful race who discovered the abandoned Warworld and entrusted its key to J'onn J'onzz for the safety of the universe.

Larry Trapp: see "Doctor Trap."

The Last Angry God: see "Korge"

Lewis, Kishana: see "Kishana Lewis."

The Lizard Men are a saurian alien race who briefly conquered much of Earth in the late 1950s before being defeated by Martian Manhunter.

Lord Havok II: see "Maxwell Lord IV"

Lord, Maxwell: see "Maxwell Lord IV"

M'yri'ah J'onzz was the wife of J'Onn and mother of K'hym who died from H'ronmeer's Curse.

Ma'alefa'ak is the evil twin brother of J'Onn J'Onzz introduced in Post-Zero Hour continuity as the creator of "H'ronmeer's Curse," the plague that wiped out Martian civilization. As "Malefic," he continued to menace the Martian Manhunter until his apparent demise. To date, Ma'alefa'ak is the only villain created to fight the Alien Atlas to be adapted by an outside medium, via the animated movie Justice League: Doom.

The Magician-Thief: see "Martian Criminal, The"

Malefic: see "Ma'alefa'ak"

Manhunter from Mars: Partial name of the comic strip "John Jones, the Manhunter from Mars," which ran in the back of Detective Comics from 1955-1964. The strip was retitled "J'onn J'onzz, the Manhunter from Mars" when it moved to House of Mystery, where it ran until 1968. For the named character, see "J'onn J'onzz."

Marie Fouchere is a French double agent who had a history with Marco Xavier, and helped the Martian Manhunter defeat Vulture agent Abba Sulkar.

The Mars-Earth Comet periodically traveled between the two planets and caused Martians to temporarily lose the special powers they possessed on Earth.

The Marshal of the Red Brotherhood is a Martian Desert Dweller military leader associated with Bel Juz who staged a successful coup on Mars II. He launched a failed invasion of Earth, which was routed by Martian Manhunter and the Justice League of America, ending his career in shame.

The Martian Criminal escaped captivity on his world to land on Earth and initiate a crime spree while disguised as a human. He was soon returned to prison by Detective John Jones, who referred to him alternately as a "countryman" and "Magician-Thief." The unnamed criminal was the first super-powered and Martian foe to appear in a Manhunter from Mars strip.

Martian Manhunter: Title of a comic book series running from 1998-2001, as well as mini-series from 1988 & 2006. For named character, see "J'onn J'onzz."

Martian Meteorites tend to be green in color, and when heated or gaseous can have an unpredictable effect on the powers of an exposed Martian.

Martin Smith was the identity of a U.N. investigator assumed by J'Onn J'Onzz whilst following up on the shooting death of an alien life form.

The Master Gardener of Mars is a Natural Martian horticulturalist and survivor of H'ronmeer's Plague who masqueraded as the Father-God of the Lizard Men, with whom he briefly conquered much of Earth in the late 1950s. He was defeated by Martian Manhunter and is believed dead.

Maxwell Lord IV was a business tycoon and seemingly reformed murderer who helped instate the Justice League as an international operation with a United Nations charter. This brought him into close association with the American team leader J'Onn J'Onzz, with whom he struck up a friendship. Lord later "died," became the cyborg villain Lord Havok II, had his humanity restored, and turned out to be a double agent for Checkmate with a mission to destroy metahumanity.

Melissa Erdel: see "Erdel"

Mendez, Senor: see "Senor Mendez"

The Mercurian Renegade fled his world for Earth, where he developed superhuman powers and teamed-up with Vulture against the Martian Manhunter. The Alien Atlas overcame the pairing and ordered the Mercurian's deportation.

Mica'kel was a White Martian who was captured by Cay'an, brainwashed into believing that he was a green-skinned Natural Martian, and sold to a government research lab. His identity reasserted itself, and he engaged in apparently mortal combat with J'Onn J'Onzz. He is survived by his (presumed) son Till'all.

Microwave Pistol was a weapon used by Commander Blanx.

Middletown is the U.S. metropolis patrolled by Detective John Jones in comics published from 1955-1964, although it remained unnamed until late in that run. Sometimes referred to in fan circles as "Apex City," a term coined by the blogger Scipio Garling in 2008 and erroneously referenced in 2010's DC Comics Year by Year: A Visual Chronicle. Replaced Post-Crisis by Middleton, CO.

Mighty Ool of Saturn was green-skinned planetary ruler during the Golden Age of Comics.

Miss Martian is a White Martian who created a Green Martian super-heroic identity so that she could live a benevolent life on Earth. Anglicizing her Martian name of M'gann M'orzz to Megan Morse, Miss Martian was a popular member of the Teen Titans and figured prominently in the Young Justice animated television series. Despite serving as her obvious inspiration, Martian Manhunter's relationship with Miss Martian in published comic books is tenuous.

Mr. Moth is a bug-themed thief who was netted by the Manhunter from Mars.

Mr. Steele was part of a special secret department that first alerted the Martian Manhunter to the threat of Vulture.

Mr. V, A.K.A. "Faceless," was the mastermind behind the international crime organization Vulture. J'onn J'onzz assumed the new identity of Marco Xavier to bring down the operation. The masked manipulator's identity was repeatedly "revealed" as one proxy after another until he was presumably uncovered and killed in an explosion.

Modified AR-8 Sniper Rifle was the weapon used to kill Martians by a secret cabal in Homeland Security.

Mongul the Merciless was a dethroned alien conqueror who collected possessions of power to reclaim his empire. He debuted in a Martian Manhunter/Superman team-up story during the Bronze Age of Comics.

Mongul's Ship was massive in the Bronze Age of Comics.

Monty Moran is a master inventor, crime boss and thief who specializes in escape vehicles. He has fought Martian Manhunter and the Justice League of America, leading to his repeated incarceration. Sometimes called the "Getaway King" or "Getaway Mastermind."

Moran, Monty: see "Monty Moran."

Moth, Mister: see "Mr. Moth"

N'or Cott was the Commander of the Martian Army on Mars II who became embroiled in a plot to frame J'onn J'onzz for murder and treason. He revealed his part in the scheme before dying from exposure to the poisonous atmosphere of Baltaz.

Nar was an evil Plutonian scientist who was murdered by his cohort Devil Men.

Nemesus was a sorcerer in ancient Greece who attempted to dispose of his competition for a kingdom, but was thwarted by a time-traveling Manhunter from Mars.

The Old One is the guardian of the underground city of Baltaz on Mars II.

Ool: see "Mighty Ool of Saturn."

The Osprey is a flying super-villain who has a grudge against Martian Manhunter and the Justice League Task Force.

Pierre Carré was a friend of Marco Xavier whose Carré Company developed an "ultimate weapon" stolen by a disguised Martian Manhunter.

Poora of Saturn was an alien prince in a Zatara story from the Golden Age of Comics who strongly resembled the future Martian Manhunter.

Professor Arnold Hugo is a human scientist who artificially expanded the size and capacity of his head and brain. He then began a crime spree in Gotham City before expanding to Middletown and beyond. This brought him into repeated conflict with and incarceration by Martian Manhunter, as well as a case involving Batman & Robin.

Professor Anthony Ivo is a scientist obsessed with immortality whose mind and body have been twisted by its pursuit. Early Justice League of America foe who created the Amazo android and was indirectly responsible for the deaths of Vibe and Steel II.

Professor Mark Erdel: see "Erdel"

The Prophet is an exceptionally powerful alien religious zealot who came into conflict with the Martian Manhunter.

The Pyre is a fiery entity destined to become one of Martian Manhunter's greatest enemies.

Queen Jarlla was the wife of King Jaxx and the mother of Jemm, Son of Saturn. She was killed by a White Saturnian robot.

Re's Eda is the former best friend of J'onn J'onzz, whom he betrayed as part of a scheme to take over leadership of his people on Mars II. As part of Re's Eda's warmongering, he nearly lead his army into a city with a lethal atmosphere before being stopped and exposed by a team of super-heroes.

Rennay, Andre: see "Andre Rennay."

Rio Ferdinand performed black ops for the Department of Homeland Security until being sold out by her supervisor, Keane. Turnabout being fair play, she turned over incriminating evidence on Keane, including his involvement in torturous experiments on captured Martians uncovered by J'Onn J'Onzz.

The Robo-Chargers were weapons of the Thythen powered by the minds of Martian slaves.

Roh Kar is a Martian fascinated with Earth culture, especially law enforcement. The self-proclaimed "First Lawman of Mars" pursued the criminal Quork from Mars to Earth, teaming up with Batman and Robin to effect a capture. Roh Kar predated and influenced the creation of the Martian Manhunter character.

Roh'Kar was a White Martian made to believe that he was a Green Martian who was murdered during a secret government project.

S'vor was a well-armed Jovian criminal who escaped to Earth, but was recaptured by J'onn J'onzz and returned to the custody of lawmen from Jupiter.

Samachson, Joe: see "Joe Samachson"

Samedi, Dr.: see "Doctor Samedi"

Saranna is the daughter of Jasonar who fled with him to Earth to seek aid against the tyrant who had conquered their world, Kalanor.

Saturn: see "H'ronmeerca'andra."

The Saturnian Criminal was a powerful alien fugitive on Earth who briefly assumed the identity of John Jones before being exposed by J'onn J'onzz and Zook and turned over to his planet's authorities.

Saul Erdel: see "Erdel"

Savage, Vandal: see "Vandal Savage"

The Scepter of State is a sacred staff bestowed upon the leader of Mars II.

Scorch is a psychologically troubled young woman named Aubrey Sparks who was given flame powers and a demonic visage during a collaboration between Mr. Mxyzptlk and the Joker. She initially fought the Superman family, but eventually became more associated with the Martian Manhunter. J'Onn J'Onzz temporarily cleared up Sparks' mental state, while she briefly "cured" his vulnerability to fire, unknowingly releasing a monstrous ancestral Martian entity called Fernus. This creature's rampage further damaged Scorch's psyche and severed her romantic relationship with J'Onzz.

Section T2 was a lackluster division of Vulture captured by the Martian Manhunter.

Senor Mendez was a member of VULTURE's Section T2

Servitor was an automaton used by Mongul.

Sirkus is a planet that was once conquered by Despero.

Smith, Bill: see "Bill Smith"

Smith, Martin: see "Martin Smith"

The Spacefort was the colony created from salvaged technology to house the survivors on Mars II.

Starro the Conqueror is a giant alien starfish-type creature that uses a multitude of small copies of itself to control the minds of beings from the worlds it attempts to invade. The first published adversary of the Justice League of America. One incarnation of the "Star Conquerer" decapitated Despero, earning a mortal enemy once the Kalinorian regenerated his body.

Steele, Mr.: see "Mr. Steele"

Stoves, Ben: see "Human Squirrel, The."

The Swarm are alien parasites said to have destroy countless worlds, resulting in the Martian Manhunter initially confronting the threat in the 30th century and launching a 20,000 year war to finish them.

Synnar: see "General Synnar."

Ta'-Dun (The Golden Pyramid) is a vision seen by Martians on their way to the afterlife.

The Tablet of Tal is a sacred artifact of the underground city of Baltaz on Mars II.

Tal: see "Tablet of Tal."

Telok'Telar is a White Martian who was captured by Cay'an, brainwashed into believing that he was a green-skinned Natural Martian, and sold to a government research lab. His normal form eventually reasserted itself, but not his mind, and he was institutionalized by J'Onn J'Onzz.

Thantos, the 3-In-1 Man is a powerful other-dimensional thief who sought purchase on the earthly plane, but was denied by the Alien Atlas.

The Thythen are warmongers who drove off much of the native population of the planet Vonn, then briefly enslaved exiled Martian Desert Dwellers to power their Robo-Chargers. They were defeated by Superman, Martian Manhunter, and the latter's fellows.

Tom Trent: see "The Trickster."

TOR was a nigh indestructible robot built on Mars who was accidentally programmed for crime. TOR was eventually tricked into boarding a rocket ship bound for a planet whose atmosphere could destroy TOR. The robot briefly managed to project its mind into an Earthling host body, but eroded to nothing before he could kill the Manhunter from Mars.

Trapp, Larry: see "Doctor Trap."

The Transconsciousness Articulator is a Martian device that can read the mind of a subject and generate a psychic virtual reality from what it finds.

Trent, Tom: see "The Trickster."

The Trickster Tom Trent was a prop gimmick bank robber who went straight as part of the Ex-Convicts Club.

Triumph is a superhuman with electromagnetic abilities. One of the first heroes of the modern age, but due to temporal anomalies and constant misfortune he has been largely forgotten. His relationship with Martian Manhunter was violently antagonistic before Triumph was turned toward outright villainy and apparently killed.

Tronix is a sadistic White Martian warrior who as part of the so-called Hyperclan temporarily took the form of a human super-heroine in a plot against the Justice League.

Tybalt Bak'sar is a genocidal alien outfitted by the Weaponers of Qward who swore to kill his enemies J'Onn J'Onzz and Green Lantern Abin Sur.

V, Mr.: see "Mister V"

Vandal Savage is an immortal despot who has plagued many heroes over the centuries, including Martian Manhunter and the Justice League Task Force.

Vulkor, the Capsule Master is a Martian Desert Dweller criminal who employed a high tech vehicle to collect weaponry for use against Mars and beyond. He was arrested on Earth and extradited by Martian Manhunter and Green Arrow.

Warworld was in the Bronze Age a mobile Death Star which J'onn J'onzz fought to keep out of the hands of Mongul, no thanks to Superman.

The Warzoon were the warrior race who created Warworld, only to be killed by it one by one.

Wiley Dalbert is a 27th century human physicist who decided to travel backward through time in spurts before settling in the early 20th Century. Dalbert paid his way through theft, drawing him into conflict with Detective John Jones, Batman and others.

William Dyer was an alternate identity created by J'Onn J'Onzz during his conflict with a rogue faction of Homeland Security.

Xanadar, L'lex: see "Devil Men of Pluto, The."

Zenturion is a White Martian who pretended to be a humanoid super-hero reliant on enhanced weapons as part of a ruse concocted by the Hyperclan.

Zook was the otherdimensional pet/sidekick of the Manhunter from Mars in the hero's solo strip from 1963-1968, primarily in stories revolving around the pursuit of the Idol-Head of Diabolu. He was unusually helpful and intelligent for a creature whose sentience was questionable, including speaking in broken/unsophisticated English. Zook had the ability to generate extremes of heat and cold from his body, a modest degree of physical elasticity, and could remotely track any being to have come within a reasonable proximity of his antennae. Zook made a handful of appearances in recent years, including his seeming death in 2008's Ambush Bug: Year None #2.

Züm is a White Martian who pretended to be a humanoid with super-speed while attempting to conquer Earth with the Hyperclan.


will_in_chicago said...

Frank, I like this but I noticed a big absence in the M category for Malefic. Great work!

Diabolu Frank said...

Yeah, this list is a bit out of date, but I was too worn out last night and had sat on this post for too long not to publish it. Ongoing updates are planned...

Justin S. Davis said...

As a sucker for those classic hero encyclopedias, I give you a standing ovation.

mathematicscore said...

Cool stuff as always, but on to the real reason I'm commenting... My wildest dreams are possibly (probably not) coming true! From a comment on bleeding cool's recent posting of the latest Dark Knight Rises trailer.

"DC character that is also a Gotham City Detective. He's too small to be Harvey Bullock. Depends on whether or not the Nolan-JLA rumors or true but...he could be John Jones."

Like a year and a half ago this was my ending for the franchise into a JLA series; Gotham gets deep in it thanks to Bane, Batman gets beat up and ol' J'onn J'onzz reveals his full power, cleaning up the mess and saying "We haven't got time for this, the JLA needs Batman!" roll credits.

Total fever dream, although JGL does have his hands up and look kinda "psychic" for a second there...

Diabolu Frank said...

Thanks Justin!

M.C., I'm more excited about Looper than The Dark Knight Rises, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt is a favorite, but he's so not John Jones. Could be a good Robin, though. I must also confess my firm belief that this needed to come out last year to take some business from Thor and Cap. The Avengers makes it look like dogcrap. I understand there's some fatigue among fans over rebooting Spider-Man already, but DKR looks as comparatively low-tech as Batman and Robin did against Men in Black during the summer of '97.

mathematicscore said...

Yeah, it's probably flashpoint-martian-batman all over again; I think JGL is more likely an azrael type figure.

Still, RUMORS.

As for the Avengers comparison, I think it's sorta apples and oranges. Now, a rebooted Batman on the other hand, had better compete in the fun factor. But this series is all about gravitas and beauty, and judging by the trailers it will deliver.