December 24, 2004
J'onn J'onzz

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 | TrackBack

What about the original (Scribbly) Red Tornado? If only Ma's long underwear had held up, what a different world it would be!

Posted by: Steve on December 24, 2004 9:17 AM

I'm still holding out for an Ambush Bug movie...

Posted by: R. Alex on December 24, 2004 11:52 AM

Good blog.

Posted by: Adam S on December 24, 2004 12:15 PM

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...

Posted by: Michael on December 24, 2004 12:31 PM

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.)

Posted by: Steve on December 24, 2004 3:15 PM