Martian Manhunter solo title

#1 Posted by SOG7dc (6713 posts) - - Show Bio

Who should write?

Who should draw?

Should the story take place mainly on earth or mainly in space?

#2 Edited by ArturoCalaKayVee (9869 posts) - - Show Bio

I don't remember who wrote the MM backstories in JLA but definitely not him because he created a horrible new origin for him. Who ever drew that though, I'd be okay with it.

The story should start off on Earth since that's where he's stationed. Maybe have an arc or two every now and then in space but mainly on Earth.

#3 Posted by darkbeam (1781 posts) - - Show Bio

My ideal Martian Manhunter writer is Grant Morrison.

Jae Lee.

Mainly on earth but sometimes in space.

#4 Posted by SOG7dc (6713 posts) - - Show Bio

I don't remember who wrote the MM backstories in JLA but definitely not him because he created a horrible new origin for him. Who ever drew that though, I'd be okay with it.

The story should start off on Earth since that's where he's stationed. Maybe have an arc or two every now and then in space but mainly on Earth.

i liked the origin. i thought it was creative and it made me feel for him

#5 Edited by ArturoCalaKayVee (9869 posts) - - Show Bio

@sog7dc said:

@arturocalakayvee said:

I don't remember who wrote the MM backstories in JLA but definitely not him because he created a horrible new origin for him. Who ever drew that though, I'd be okay with it.

The story should start off on Earth since that's where he's stationed. Maybe have an arc or two every now and then in space but mainly on Earth.

i liked the origin. i thought it was creative and it made me feel for him

Really? It was an atrocity, in my opinion.

#6 Posted by SOG7dc (6713 posts) - - Show Bio

@arturocalakayvee: well im a new reader so i wasnt attached to any previous origin for him

#7 Posted by PeppeyHare (4310 posts) - - Show Bio

If be fine with the creative team for the backups.

#8 Posted by ArturoCalaKayVee (9869 posts) - - Show Bio

@sog7dc: Ah, alright. Then respect to you, my fellow user!

#9 Posted by SOG7dc (6713 posts) - - Show Bio

@arturocalakayvee: I do however wish the incredible artist named Scott Clark was with us. Its a shame he didn't draw more books

#10 Edited by Alak (867 posts) - - Show Bio

I would love to see a Martian Manhunter solo title. I thought the team that wrote & drew New Guardians did a really good job with the sci-fi feel, so that's one group that comes to mind for a character like MMH. Although, the quality of a hero's story is often depended on the quality of the villain. J'onn doesn't exactly have a stellar rogues gallery aside from his brother. I suppose New 52 made Despero his arch-nemesis so that could be worked in there, too. It would be pretty cool to have some new, unique characters made just to be part of MMH's rogues gallery. That way writers won't have to borrow/steal villains from other books.

#11 Posted by Veshark (8518 posts) - - Show Bio
#12 Posted by Lvenger (16017 posts) - - Show Bio

Maybe Ostrander and Mankhe on this MM solo title. I wouldn't mind Ostrander coming back to have a crack at my favourite Martian.

#13 Posted by TDK_1997 (13684 posts) - - Show Bio

It would be nice to see where Matt Kindt might take the character to and on art duties I would love to see Doug Mahnke,Jae Lee or David Finch.

#14 Posted by FlashKnight (444 posts) - - Show Bio

I don't care as long as he gets a series. :)

#15 Edited by Jonny_Anonymous (27341 posts) - - Show Bio

Writers: DnA

Art: Frencesco Francavilla

Setting: Always in space! We get to see J'onn on earth interacting with the regular DCU all the time, that's what the JLA is for. His solo should be more self contained with his own characters, like how Justice League Batman is interacting with the DCU at large but his solo is Gotham, same with Aquaman and Atlantis, JJ should be in space hunting down guys he deems as threats, ya know, like actually being a manhunter.

#16 Edited by MartianManhunterIsBetterThanCyborg (2201 posts) - - Show Bio

Writer: Scott Snyder

Artist: Ivan Reis

#17 Posted by Avenging-X-Bolt (11720 posts) - - Show Bio

@jonny_anonymous: can you link me to the artists page? I can't find it for some reason.

#18 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (27341 posts) - - Show Bio
#19 Edited by Avenging-X-Bolt (11720 posts) - - Show Bio
#20 Edited by Jonny_Anonymous (27341 posts) - - Show Bio
#21 Posted by Avenging-X-Bolt (11720 posts) - - Show Bio

@jonny_anonymous: I agree, as much as I like MMH's connections and clout on the dcu, I would love to see him live up to his name. The combination of cosmic epics and earthbound super mysteries would be amazing and definitely carve that unique place in the DCU that he's always deserved (not to mention that A-list status he also deserves).

#22 Posted by dondave (26629 posts) - - Show Bio

Writer : Geoff Johns, Jim Starlin, Dan Slott or Mark Millar

Artist : Doug Mahnke (With the right Inker), Ivan Reis, Scott Clark, Jason Fabok, Paul Pelletier or Mike Deodato

#23 Posted by FlashKnight (444 posts) - - Show Bio

Any news on this? I was hoping he might get his solo title sometime this year...

#24 Posted by Avenging-X-Bolt (11720 posts) - - Show Bio

I like the idea of Morrison or Ostrander returning if Scott Clark (rip) were still alive, of pick him but Ivan Reis or Doug Mahnke would be great too.Mike Deodato would be perfect as well. As for direction, seeing J'onn in space or continuing his establishment as the Secret Architect of the DCU would be great. Or have him travel the world solving the great mysteries of history. Oh and definitely develop a good supporting cast and rogues gallery for him, that's essential,

#25 Posted by Avenging-X-Bolt (11720 posts) - - Show Bio
#26 Posted by dagmar_merrill (2178 posts) - - Show Bio

Morrison with Sorrentino.

#27 Edited by The_Tree (6405 posts) - - Show Bio

Ales Kot and Yanick Paquette.

#28 Posted by ArturoCalaKayVee (9869 posts) - - Show Bio

@arturocalakayvee: what was atrocious about it, I havnt read it.

I just really didn't like his new origin. Literally nothing is the same. If you don't care for spoilers: There was no Martian Civil War between the Greens and Whites, in fact they lived together in "peace and harmony." MM was being groomed to be the next leader of the Martians so during his rite of passage he had to live alone and travel the Universe to understand what being alone really meant. Then when he arrived back on Mars he saw that his entire planet was psychically slaughtered, which was okay with him because he already knows what being alone means. So he followed the psychic trail back to earth to find the killer, who was some sickly alien hiding in the arctic, and so John killed him and decided to stay on Earth.

#29 Edited by Lvenger (16017 posts) - - Show Bio

To console anyone disappointed with New 52 MM, Jeff Lemire's recent interview with CBR has promised encouraging things for Martian Manhunter. Lemire says that he'll be more of a father figure/role model to the team, he'll be the link to the original Justice League in the team, he'll become obsessed with some kind of Canadian doughnuts rather than oreos (it's still a food quirk) and he'll be written as the most powerful being on the team if not in the DCU. That's pretty much what I want from J'onn in the New 52.

#30 Posted by dondave (26629 posts) - - Show Bio

@lvenger

he'll be written as the most powerful being on the team if not in the DCU.

YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

#31 Posted by Avenging-X-Bolt (11720 posts) - - Show Bio

@lvenger: that honestly gets me right in the heart. I'm smiling like an idiot right now.

#32 Edited by Lvenger (16017 posts) - - Show Bio

@dondave: I aim to please my friend ;)

@avenging_x_bolt I figured you'd like what Lemire had to say about MM. Making him the heart and soul of the team is in keeping with what MM is supposed to represent on a team. And for Lemire to get that is very hopeful indeed for MM in the future of the New 52.

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