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#1 Posted by superbatspiderclops (53 posts) - - Show Bio

Would you read a Martian manhunter series, and if so who would you want to write and draw it

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#2 Posted by Enzeru--defunct (2969 posts) - - Show Bio

I wouldn't.

That character feels way too off for me personally. He is totally unrelatable. The only thing I can relate to is his addiction to Oreo cookies. I can get behind that.
But othe than that ... nah. When you have a character that powerful in a solo-series you need the right adventures for him and more so worthy opponents for him. Introducing a bunch of new characters might be too complicated, because most of the time they don't really sell you more comics and putting him against other already well known villains is also kinda ... meh. Putting him into space for cosmic adventures ... some people like cosmic adventures, some don't. I don't.

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#3 Posted by FlashDamn (969 posts) - - Show Bio

@enzeru: well you certainly have a 1 in a million opinion

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#4 Edited by the_tree (8607 posts) - - Show Bio

Yes, I've been wanting one for awhile now. He's a great character, and if the series gets anywhere near the quality of the Ostrander run, we'll have a true gem on our hands.

As for the writer, Matt Kindt would be a good choice, he was doing a good job in the JLA backups. If not Kindt, I'd want Ales Kot, that dude has been killing it on everything he's been doing recently (Change, Suicide Squad).

I don't have one specific person in mind for the artist, I would just hope that they're not terrible. Somebody like Patrick Gleason, Cully Hamner, Rags Morales, Chris Burnham, or Jason Fabok would be great.

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#5 Edited by Avenging-X-Bolt (16889 posts) - - Show Bio

Yes, but only under the right conditions.

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#6 Edited by PeppeyHare (4330 posts) - - Show Bio

Yes I would. MMH is one of the best DC characters ever imo and is criminally underrated

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#7 Edited by Avenging-X-Bolt (16889 posts) - - Show Bio

Yes I would. MMH is one of the best DC characters ever imo and is criminally underrated

Amen

@the_tree said:

Yes, I've been wanting one for awhile now. He's a great character, and if the series gets anywhere near the quality of the Ostrander run, we'll have a true gem on our hands.

As for the writer, Matt Kindt would be a good choice, he was doing a good job in the JLA backups. If not Kindt, I'd want Ales Kot, that dude has been killing it on everything he's been doing recently (Change, Suicide Squad).

I don't have one specific person in mind for the artist, I would just hope that they're not terrible. Somebody like Patrick Gleason, Cully Hamner, Rags Morales, Chris Burnham, or Jason Fabok would be great.

What about Mahnke?

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#8 Posted by the_tree (8607 posts) - - Show Bio

@avenging_x_bolt: Maybe. His art looked a little off in the latest issue of JLA.

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#9 Edited by ColaNicole (683 posts) - - Show Bio

I kind of like him in JLA. His appearances feel at time quite mysterious, like when he went to the JL watchtower. I wouldn't buy his book, however, due to the fact DC take enough money as it is.

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#10 Posted by LightenUpWillYa (207 posts) - - Show Bio

No. I prefer my characters with more weaknesses. He doesn't seem to have any (As I remember his fear/weakness for fire was resolved in someway) I also don't like cosmic adventures. That's why I like Batman better, oh and also he has the most interesting villians.

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#11 Posted by TheReptile (197 posts) - - Show Bio
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How in Gods name has his dude not got his own series. He is one of the best character ever made and he is so underratted!

I MEAN LOOK AT THIS AWESOMENESS!

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#12 Posted by Cr4pSnip3r (304 posts) - - Show Bio

My only complaint is his super strength. He shouldn't have it. I don't care what reasons they've made.

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#13 Posted by warlock360 (28181 posts) - - Show Bio

Yea totally my fav DC hero

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#14 Posted by RustyRoy (16534 posts) - - Show Bio

Yes I would. MMH is one of the best DC characters ever imo and is criminally underrated

This.

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#15 Posted by dondave (41451 posts) - - Show Bio

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How in Gods name has his dude not got his own series. He is one of the best character ever made and he is so underratted!

I MEAN LOOK AT THIS AWESOMENESS!

QFT

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#16 Posted by dondave (41451 posts) - - Show Bio

@the_tree said:

@avenging_x_bolt: Maybe. His art looked a little off in the latest issue of JLA.

It depends on what inker he has, his splash page with Parallax Sinestro vs Hal is on the best pieces of art I've seen but then another inker comes along and messes up his art

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#17 Posted by CheeseSticks (2867 posts) - - Show Bio

No, i don't love reading about powerhouse

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#18 Edited by superbatspiderclops (53 posts) - - Show Bio

I like to think that his lack of villians opens up a world of opportunity he could fight brainiac for crying out loud plus is alter ego is a detective so not all his adventures would be space related

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#19 Edited by FlashKnight (564 posts) - - Show Bio

Yes I would. MMH is one of the best DC characters ever imo and is criminally underrated

WELL SAID

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#20 Posted by fil123 (677 posts) - - Show Bio

he kinda does right now doesnt he? i havent read the justice league of america forever evil books yet but doesnt it focus on MM?

maybe DC is seeing how this goes before having his own solo series

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#21 Edited by PapiNacho (3396 posts) - - Show Bio

Would love this, from a conceptual standpoint i have no idea how they can pull it off, when hardly anyone can pull off Superman, but Ièd love it nonetheless.

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#22 Posted by Donovan Montgomery (5752 posts) - - Show Bio

I like to think that his lack of villians opens up a world of opportunity he could fight brainiac for crying out loud plus is alter ego is a detective so not all his adventures would be space related

I actually think him vs Brainiac would be a good story because of MM's detective abilities. Have him solve and defeat Braniac in ways we haven't seen before. May never even have to go one on one. I agree he could have a few good detective story not using his flight or strength.

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#24 Edited by The Stegman (36158 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm gonna be honest, there's about ten other characters I wanna see get a solo before MM.

1. Doom Patrol

2. Booster Gold

3. Nightwing & The Outsiders

4. Adam Strange

5. Gods of New Genesis

6. Secret Six

7. Zatanna

8. ...okay, only seven, but still. :P

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#25 Posted by JonSmith (4529 posts) - - Show Bio

While I'd read an ongoing about Martian Manhunter no matter what, I have to say that it just doesn't seem right for New 52 MM. Pre-52 tried to blend in, walk among humanity, be one of us. That was interesting, because unlike Superman, he couldn't really be himself around anyone because he appeared so alien, and he came to Earth as an adult, when his behavior, culture, and ways of thinking were more or less set.

New 52 MM, from what I've seen, doesn't have that. He hasn't tried to blend in, he's just sat out in a desert until a matter required his attention. He's made little attempt to integrate with humans or find a life of his own on Earth. He's joined the Justice Leagues and Stormwatch, but he's always had ulterior motives. As he says with Stormwatch, he can appear to be a hero when it suits him, but he's a warrior.

Simply put, if we're talking about an ongoing starring Pre-52 MM? All over that like J'onn on some Oreos. New 52 MM as he is now? Still onboard, but I'm cautious.

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#26 Posted by SOG7dc (11368 posts) - - Show Bio

Sadly, the perfect artist for MMH passed away. Scott Clark was one of the best artists if ever seen. As far as who i would like to write it I would nominate whoever wrote his backups in the new 52 JLA books

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#27 Posted by batmannflash (6299 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm gonna be honest, there's about ten other characters I wanna see get a solo before MM.

1. Doom Patrol

2. Booster Gold

3. Nightwing & The Outsiders

4. Adam Strange

5. Gods of New Genesis

6. Secret Six

7. Zatanna

8. ...okay, only seven, but still. :P

Yes!

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#28 Posted by PapiNacho (3396 posts) - - Show Bio

@the_stegman: I like how you gave each of the doom patrol members and every new god solos.

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#29 Posted by The Stegman (36158 posts) - - Show Bio

@the_stegman: I like how you gave each of the doom patrol members and every new god solos.

Okay, so perhaps I should have said, "ongoings" let's not break backs over wordplay :P

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#30 Posted by SOG7dc (11368 posts) - - Show Bio

@the_stegman: I agree. I would love a new gods title or an Orion solo much more than a MMH title....but if want that too

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#31 Posted by captnmcdeadpool (1003 posts) - - Show Bio

Would you read a Martian manhunter series, and if so who would you want to write and draw it

I liked Ostrander's run. It was excellent. It was a character driven series and highlighted J'onn's inherent...for lack of a better expression...goodness.

Honestly, I wouldn't mind seeing Johns take on the Martian. And I like how he is currently portrayed in (Nu52) Justice League of America. More of a streamlined look than his previous portrayals.

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#32 Edited by RazzaTazz (11946 posts) - - Show Bio

The series from the 90s was a little flat at times, though I only read a couple story arcs.