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Showcase Presents: Martian Manhunter, Vol. 1 (Showcase Presents: Martian Manhunter #1)

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Over 500 pages of classic adventures are included in this value-priced volume collecting stories from the late 1950s starring this charter member of the Justice League of America Adopting the Earthly identity of Police Detective John Jones, the super-hero known as the Martian Manhunter uses his incredible strength, shape-shifting abilities and other powers to combat crime
Paperback, 544 pages
Published July 25th 2007 by DC Comics
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Mike Jensen
Some things simply do not match your childhood memories of them. One such thing is the not-wonderful Martian Manhunter stories in DETECTIVE COMICS. This collection, the first volume of two, is at a disadvantage in that MM stories are probably best consumed a month apart (or longer), and not one after another when their sameness becomes annoying. Another disadvantage is the art. Joe Certa was not the best story teller working at that time. His style is pleasing and clean, but lacks panache. Final ...more
Andy
John Jones, Earthbound detective becomes J'onn J'ozz, Manhunter from Mars. He fights Earth crime via invisibility and faux-Superman type feats. Jack Miller's writing and Joe Certa's art are strangely peaceful even though the stories try to go for an other-worldliness. Although every story is only six pages long they're all so perfectly written and drawn!
Adam Graham
J'onn J'onzz, the Manhunter from Mars was a classic DC character and early Justice League member. He began his career in 1955 in a back up feature to Batman in Detective comics in a series of page features. That's why this book can easily contain the first 80 of his solo adventures.

The book begins with a story from Batman #78 called the Manhunter from Mars from 1953. The story and character don't appear to have anything to do with the Martian Manhunter, but hey Batman reprints from the 1950s ar
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Trevor
Apr 15, 2008 Trevor rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommended to Trevor by: Justice League of America
I really enjoyed the earlier stories in this book, but i thought the quality of said stories gradually declined as the collection went on. At first, Martian Manhunter was very interesting because his identity was a complete secret: not only did nobody know John Jones was the Martian Manhunter, they didn't even know there was a Martian Manhunter. Once his presence is revealed to the world, it basically becomes a Superman knock-off, and Superman in the silver age wasn't terribly interesting.

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Philip
Jun 23, 2012 Philip rated it 2 of 5 stars
Shelves: 2012
Honestly, these stories from the late 50s-early 60s aren't very good. One of the things I enjoyed most was seeing all the different super-powers J'onn J'onzz uses; things like Martian Angle Vision and Martian Hearing (that can be tuned to short wave). Most of these powers get used exactly once.
Mike
I cannot defend the literary merit of these Silver Age tales, nor can I explain what it is about them I enjoy. And yet enjoy them I do.
Mark
Apr 08, 2015 Mark marked it as might-read
Detective Comics 225-304
Batman 78
1953-62
B&W, PB
First appearance of Martian Manhunter = Detective Comics 225
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