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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.

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6 Comments

  1. Steve says:

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

  2. R. Alex says:

    I’m still holding out for an Ambush Bug movie…

  3. Michael says:

    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…

  4. Steve says:

    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.)

  5. Martian Manhunter, Interrupted

    The Internet is truly a vast place. So expansive, even, that it contains a Martian Manhunter apologist, who seriously asks why there are feature films in the works or being discussed for every member of the Justice League except J’onn…