December 24, 2004
It takes a special kind of geek to appreciate the fact that a reporter for E! Online even knew who J'onn J'onzz, the Martian Manhunter, is, much less cared to write a story about why he's the only original member of the Justice League of America to not have a movie made or in the works about him. For what it's worth, I only know because of a stash of my uncle's old comics from the 50s and 60s that my grandmother had saved and which I loved reading as a kid. (I still have some of them. They're not in very good shape, but I have them.) Via Mark Evanier.
Posted by Charles Kuffner on December 24, 2004 to TV and movies
What about the original (Scribbly) Red Tornado? If only Ma's long underwear had held up, what a different world it would be!
I'm still holding out for an Ambush Bug movie...
The Red Tomato was in the JSA, not the JLA. She's about a generation back. There are lots of JSA'ers who haven't gotten the movie treatment. Good thing, too...
Huh -- I dug out my Smithsonian Book of Comic Book Comics, and you're totally right about Ma Hunkel crashing the JSA meeting. (I wish DC would collect and reissue some of Scribbly; from everything I've read, Sheldon Mayer was one of the great writers of the Golden Age.)