Thursday, October 30, 2014

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

2013 Martian Manhunter fan art by Chicherova Olga

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"As portrayed in "Justice League" animated series"
I must have missed that episode.

Monday, October 27, 2014

2013 The Line It Is Drawn Doctor Who Martian art by Nick Perks

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"Martian Manhunter and/or Miss Martian meet The Ice Warriors

Obviously I added a few other Martian realities - the Tripods, John Carter and Deja Thoris, and even the Pyramids of Mars in the background.

And one of the greatest Doctors - Jon Pertwee with his most famous phrase."

Saturday, October 25, 2014

2008 Martian Manhunter fan art by Shaun Logan

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"Can't pronounce his name properly but it's the martian dude from Justice League."

Friday, October 24, 2014

2011 J'onn J'onzz fan art by Derek Dawidson

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"A drawing of Martian Manhunter made in Photoshop with a Bamboo tablet."

Thursday, October 23, 2014

2013 “Redplanet Doodpredator” Martian Manhunter fan art by Felix

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"I'm gonna draw Martian Manhunter (this guy above), Etrigan, Bizarro, Catwoman and Flash, because they're some of my favourite characters from DC"

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Martian Sightings for January, 2015

Martian Manhunter
Written by JEFF LEMIRE
THE FLASH 75 Variant cover by KARL KERSCHL
1:25 Variant cover by ROD REIS
On sale JANUARY 14 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T
Retailers: This issue will ship with three covers. This issue is also offered as a combo pack edition with a redemption code for a digital download of this issue. Please see the order form for details.

The penultimate chapter of “The Infinitus Saga” is here as the fate of the future is decided in a battle between Justice League United and the Legion of Super-Heroes!
Given their druthers on this book, artists seem to spotlight Adam Strange. But hey, we'll get ours when that slew of MARTIAN MANHUNTER 60 Variant covers roll out. That should start any minute now. Any... minute... now...

Written by GEOFF JOHNS
THE FLASH 75 Variant cover by TONY HARRIS
1:25 Variant cover by MICHAEL CHOI
On sale DECEMBER 17 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • Combo pack edition: $4.99 US • RATED T
Retailers: This issue will ship with four covers. This issue is also offered as a combo pack edition with a redemption code for a digital download of this issue. Please see the order form for details.

The Amazo Virus infects the last Leaguer standing: Batman!
I'd have to be a humorless stick in the mud to point out that J'onn J'onzz is the only hero obscured by the Flash on the variant cover. Who else though, y'know?

Written by JEFF LEMIRE
Cover by MIKE McKONE
On sale MARCH 4 • 192 pg, FC, $24.99 US

In the aftermath of FOREVER EVIL, Adam Strange is caught up in an adventure across the far reaches of the cosmos that will unite an unexpected team of heroes including Supergirl, Hawkman, Green Arrow, Stargirl, Martian Manhunter and Animal Man – but if they’re on the team, who exactly is Canadian? And don’t miss the debut of the young Canadian hero known as Miiyahbin! It’s all here in stories from JLU #0-4, JUSTICE LEAGUE: FUTURES END #1 and JUSTICE LEAGUE UNITED: FUTURES END #1!
I bought and read the two Futures End issues, working under the assumption they wouldn't be collected in a normal fashion like this. Egg on my face. On the other hand, I bought the books based on fraudulent solicitation copy, so it wasn't entirely my fault I got stuck with these duds, unless you want to point out that I should have known better by now. Anyway, they weren't very good, and I'm now disinclined toward buying this trade, so maybe I'll save money in the long run.
Written by WALTER SIMONSON and others
On sale MARCH 25 • 688 pg, FC, $75.00 US

Legendary writer/artist Walter Simonson takes on Jack Kirby’s Fourth World! These tales star the heroes and villains of the Fourth World as Darkseid seeks the Anti-Life Equation and Orion battles to stop him! Collects ORION #1-25 and stories from JACK KIRBY’S FOURTH WORLD #9-11 and 13!
I've had the one issue of this series J'Onn and the JLA appeared in unread and unbagged in a box for over a decade. Read the first few issues. They were a'ight, but $75?
Written by JOSH ELDER
Video game art cover
On sale FEBRUARY 11 • 208 pg, FC, $14.99 US

The sequel to the video game SCRIBBLENAUTS UNMASKED arrives in this title collecting SCRIBBLENAUTS UNMASKED: A CRISIS OF IMAGINATION chapters #1-9, plus a digital short never before available in print! Following the events of Scribblenauts Unmasked, Madame Xanadu and Phantom Stranger enlist the help of Maxwell and Lily to save the DC Universe as we know it.
I didn't bother listing the individual issues, but I'm sure J'Onn J'Onzz is in there somewhere, right? Right? Actually, he wasn't listed on any of the breakdowns at Comic Vine, so maybe not...

Saturday, October 18, 2014

2013 “JJ” Martian Manhunter fan art by Rebekah KopyKunoichi

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"JJ: You have ten seconds to tell me what you did with the Oreos. One, two, ten.

Gotta love the Manhunter. Totally under-appreciated."

Thursday, October 16, 2014

2007 Ajax fan art by Wellington Fiuza

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I like this piece and the international J'Onzz (he's called Ajax in Brazil,) but them gloves, dude? Shudder.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

2009 “J.L.A. by Gaslight” fan art by Paul Keane

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"This was just a piece I worked on which came about after I saw a toy series based on the Justice League if theyed existed in the Victorian era of the "Gotham by Gaslight" story drawn by Mike Mignola. I loved researching all the clothing and costume from that period and would really like to work on some larger project sometime."
In a switcheroo from our norm, there's a colored version with digital background, but I prefer the original art.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

The Horn Firing Creature of Gilgana vs. Ignition

Horn Firing Creature
Debut: 1964
Nemesis: Martian Manhunter
Other Major Foes: None.
Appearances: One comic story
Powers: See name.

Big beast on a weird world that was territorial and stuff.

Vile Menagerie Stats
Win: The Cobra-Beast (3-1)
Lose: The Orchestra of Doom (2-3)
Draw: 0


Debut: 2000
Nemesis: Superman
Other Major Foes: Superman Family
Appearances: 15 comics.
Powers: Flight, invulnerability, and blast power.

Bio: Armored villain who debuted as part of The Joker League of Anarchy.

Vile Menagerie Stats:
Win: 0
Lose: 0
Draw: 0

Idol Speculation:
So here's the thing about the Horn Firing Creature-- it's weak. It can't aim well enough to hit a chubby middle aged man rolling around on the ground without cover about a hundred feet out. It looks really big, but the perspective in the story it appeared in was screwy, and with a little investigating it appears to be maybe elephantine. Then the kicker-- its horns shatter harmlessly on the Martian Manhunter's chest. Now, the Alien Atlas is nobody to sneeze at, obviously, but the fact remains that the creature couldn't possibly injure the super-hero it was supposed to fight. Nothing on Gilgana was very effective at hurting Regular Joes, so even if Nightwing got sucked into a hole in the sky, he could toss some pink sand around and get loose inside a single issue. I was considering low level guys like Mawzir and Killshot, but that was going mighty obscure, and it seemed better to use this match as a teaching opportunity.

Scorch was created for the "Emperor Joker" crossover, then turned up in an issue of Action Comics guest-starring Martian Manhunter, before being given to that hero as a girlfriend in "Trial By Fire." Ignition was also created for "Emperor Joker," had a secret history hinted at, but only turned up for a bit working with a now abandoned version of Zod before joining him in oblivion. Maybe Scorch could re-team with Ignition, and they could both serve in the Vile Menagerie? Ignition is kind of nifty looking, and he might as well get some use.

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Sunday, October 12, 2014

2008 “JLI: Everyone Hates Guy” fan art by Liezl Buenaventura

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"Liezl Buenaventura is an artist based in Manila, Philippines. She graduated from the UP College of Fine Arts (Majoring in both Visual Communication and Studio Arts), and is a big fan of classic, painterly styles. She has worked with various publishers and independently-published teams, which include Zenescope Entertainment, Arcana Studios and Ronin Studios. "

Friday, October 10, 2014

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

The Chulko vs. Plasmus

The Doom Shadow
Debut: 1964
Nemesis: Martian Manhunter
Other Major Foes: Zook
Appearances: One comic story
Powers: Petrifying shadow & paralyzing eyebeams.

Hatched from an egg to destroy all in its path until vaporized by water.

Vile Menagerie Stats
Win: Giant Watery Hand of Gilgana (4-1), That Glowing Menace (0-4), The Venomee (2-1*)
Lose: Iwangis (5-2*)
Draw: The Venomee (2-2)


Otto Von Furth
Debut: 1981
Nemesis: Titans
Other Major Foes: Blue Beetle
Appearances: 60+ comics & repeat appearances on Teen Titans cartoons.
Powers: Burning/melting touch which he can project short distances, regeneration, super-strength and durability.

Bio: German miner caught in a cave-in and exposed to radiation. Barely surviving, was experimented upon by General Zahl until he became a hateful mass of deadly protoplasm directed against the Teen Titans.

Vile Menagerie Stats:
Win: 0
Lose: 0
Draw: 0

Idol Speculation:
This was another instance where I had a wide range of options for the fight, as lightweight as Tar Pit and as heavy as Clayface. While I liked the idea of petrifying some clay,

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Saturday, October 4, 2014

2006 Martian Manhunter and Huntress fan art by Graham Higson

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"I think this would be an interesting team-up anyway. It didn't originally start out that way, I was just drawing sketches. I then decided to ink over them and I'm fairly pleased with how they turned out. I particularly like the Huntress one as I always have trouble making women look like women. Even now she only looks about 15. Oh well...

I decided to use it as my first experiment into colouring pictures on the computer. It took me probably about 2 hours in total to do. The background was knocked off within 5 minutes and I know it's rubbish so don't bother commenting on that. Criticism about the actual characters welcome though."
Original black and white sketch here.

Friday, October 3, 2014

2009 “Dude Where's My Car” digital fan art by Gerome Juliano

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J'Onn is pretty much on model, but that Batman, man. Might have been going for anger, but overshot into absolutely contorted mania.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

2006 “Detective Marciano” fan painting by Santiago Cano

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"Ilustración realizada en acrílico. 20 X 30."
I still get a kick out of international versions of the Martian Detective.