Monday, May 30, 2005
Wanted: The Martian Manhunter!
A DC Archive edition.
I think this is just wrong. One of the original, founding members of The Justice League of America is THE most under-represented of DC's hero set and I believe an Archive Edition will help fix this.
As much as I'd love to think of myself as a DC Comics "expert" it dawned on me today that my experience with this great character BEGINS with The Justice League's worst team. The 80's incarnation of Vibe, Vixen, Steel, Gypsy, Elongated Man, Zatanna and Aquaman. No one should have to learn about The Manhunter from that crap.
On any given day, we can walk into a comic book store and pick up an Archive Edition of The frickin' Seven Soldiers Of Victory, for God's sake! Yet, we can't learn as to WHY we should even give a damn about one of comics' most interesting and enduring characters. WHY is he the rock that holds The League together? WHAT led him to be this rock? WHEN did this happen? WHO wants to know?
That's where YOU come in.
WE want to know. Let DC Comics know that we want to know. Comics, curiousity and the character we all know as The Martian Manhunter will all be the better for it.