no it isn’t life on Mars, hmmm I don’t think I have imagined it. I will look on my end and see if I can find something. mirjam, no I havent, but will look for that too
a comic book,??? I thought a series!
found it but didn’t think it was a super hero of sorts
theres mopre about it, but thought this was enough! so I guess I am wrong about a series!!
Silver Age (1950s–1960s)
The Martian Manhunter (J’onn J’onzz) debuted in the back-up story “The Strange Experiment of Dr. Erdel” in Detective Comics #225 (Nov. 1955), written by Joseph Samachson and illustrated by Joe Certa.[Note 1] The character is a green-skinned extraterrestrial humanoid from Mars, who is pulled to Earth by an experimental teleportation beam constructed by Dr. Saul Erdel. The Martian tells Erdel where he is from, and is told that to send him back will require the computer brain’s thinking plot to be changed. The shock of the encounter kills Dr. Erdel and leaves J’onzz with no way of returning home. The character decides to fight crime while waiting for Martian technology to advance to a stage that will enable his rescue. To that end, he adopts the identity of John Jones, a detective in the fictional Middletown, USA.
During this period, the character and his backstory differ in some minor and some significant ways from modern treatments. Firstly, as with his counterpart, the Silver Age Superman, J’onzz’s power range is poorly defined, and his powers expand over time as the plot demands. The addition of precognitive abilities ( Detective Comics #226) is quickly followed by telepathy and flight, “atomic vision”, super-hearing, and many other powers. In addition, his customary weakness to fire is only manifested when he is in his native Martian form.
A more significant difference is that in this version of him, there is no suggestion that Mars is a dead planet or that the character is the last of his kind. Many of the tales of the time feature either Martian technology or the appearance of other Martian characters. Detective Comics #236 (October 1956), for example, features the character making contact with the planet Mars and his parents.
J’onzz eventually reveals his existence to the world, after which he operates openly as a superhero and becomes a charter member of the Justice League. During the character’s initial few years as a member of the Justice League, he is often used as a substitute for Superman in stories (just as Green Arrow was for Batman) as DC Comics were worried about using their flagship characters too often in Justice League stories, fearing overexposure. The Martian and the archer inaugurated the team-up format of The Brave and the Bold . J’onzz appears there one other time, working with the Flash. In some stories he is shown travelling through space at near-light speed or to other planets.
The detective John Jones is ostensibly killed in action by the Idol Head of Diabolu, an artifact which generates supernatural monsters. J’onzz abandons the civilian identity as he decides fighting this new menace will take a great deal of his time. At this point his feature moves to House of Mystery , where J’onzz spends the next few years in battle against the Idol Head. Shortly after its defeat, he takes the persona of Marco Xavier in order to infiltrate the international crime cartel known as VULTURE, which he defeats in the final installment of his original series.
As Superman was allowed by DC to become a fully active member of the Justice League, J’onzz’s appearances there dwindled. He last participated in a mission in his original tenure in #61 (March 1968), shortly before his solo series was discontinued ( House of Mystery #173, May–June 1968). In #71, his people finally came to Earth for him and he left with them to found and become leader of New Mars. Over the next 15 years, J’onzz appeared sporadically in various DC titles.