Remember that huge teaser DC sent out a while back talking about legends living forever? Look at the very bottom of the story as posted, and you’ll notice I mentioned the only Justice League member not present was the Martian Manhunter.
Well several months of speculation and the rumors have moved from Batman (the only character pictured who hasn’t died) back to J’onn J’onzz. Why not Batman? Word is Warner Bros., the parent company of DC, stepped in and politely told DC not to screw with the film franchise, leaving poor ol’ J’onn as the sacrificial lamb.
Even though J’onzz has been around forever, he’s always been on the fringe of the spotlight, so it is surprising when fans react to save the character from the chopping block.
Michael Netzer is so passionate about the Martian Manhunter, he’s taken up a crusade to save the character.
I know you might be asking why I should care about J’Onn J’Onzz. Well, as the artist of the 3 issue Adventure Comics #449-#451, back-up series featuring the Martian Manhunter in 1977, a series which also featured supporting roles by Superman, Supergirl, Hawkman, Hawkwoman, Braniac 5 and more… well, I understand that this in itself might not seem like such a substantial relationship for an artist to have with a character.
So what do you think? Save the Martian Manhunter or let him die? Remember kids, the only character not officially back from the dead is Barry Allen, while everyone else (including Major Spoilers) has been resurrected time and time again.