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Subj: Thanks for the info. n/t
Posted: Mon Jan 15, 2007 at 11:52:52 am EST
Reply Subj: Re: Is Martian Manhunter being taken seriously again?
Posted: Mon Jan 15, 2007 at 11:04:04 am EST

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> > I don't think so, but they'd be even more formidable than they already are if they did this. J'onn would surely surpass Superman.
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> I haven't read much with MM in of late, other than when he's jobbing.


He jobs all the time. Or at least he used to... the problem is, that he's so much around Superman's level, that if he was written more warrior-like, he'd sure surpass the kryptonian. And being Superman the #1 DC franchise, it'd annoy a lot of fans if they had him beaten by a superhero of much lesser commercial value. I think. I can be wrong. Don't take my word on it.



> The last time I felt he was taken seriously was during Morrison's JLA run. Sure, Kelly had him as Fernus, but his writing was generally full of dumb feats like Flash/S. Korea evacuation. Is MM formidable again or just a jobber?


We don't know yet.
He's more driven, sure, but so far in his current 8-issue Limited Series (which is currently at issue #4, if I'm not mistaken) he hasn't yet fought a villain with a matching power-set/levels, as he's helping a bunch of other green martians (yes, you read right... other alive green martians) escaping from a Government-like agency who used to experiment on them. So, his foe there is just a Gov agency with lots of ressources and weapons, led by a sexy (but evil and mean) Gov lady, not any bulky superpowered alien.





"Alright you primitive screw-heads, listen up. See this? This is my boomstick! It's a 12-gauge double-barreled Remington. S-Mart's top of the line. You can find this in the sporting goods department. That's right, this sweet baby was made in Grand Rapids, Michigan; retails for about one hundred nine, ninety-five. It's got a walnut stock, cobalt blue steel, and a hair trigger. That's right, shop smart, shop S-Mart!"
(by Ash Williams, from Army of Darkness).

> > > I don't think so, but they'd be even more formidable than they already are if they did this. J'onn would surely surpass Superman.
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> > I haven't read much with MM in of late, other than when he's jobbing.
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> He jobs all the time. Or at least he used to... the problem is, that he's so much around Superman's level, that if he was written more warrior-like, he'd sure surpass the kryptonian. And being Superman the #1 DC franchise, it'd annoy a lot of fans if they had him beaten by a superhero of much lesser commercial value. I think. I can be wrong. Don't take my word on it.
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> > The last time I felt he was taken seriously was during Morrison's JLA run. Sure, Kelly had him as Fernus, but his writing was generally full of dumb feats like Flash/S. Korea evacuation. Is MM formidable again or just a jobber?
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> We don't know yet.
> He's more driven, sure, but so far in his current 8-issue Limited Series (which is currently at issue #4, if I'm not mistaken) he hasn't yet fought a villain with a matching power-set/levels, as he's helping a bunch of other green martians (yes, you read right... other alive green martians) escaping from a Government-like agency who used to experiment on them. So, his foe there is just a Gov agency with lots of ressources and weapons, led by a sexy (but evil and mean) Gov lady, not any bulky superpowered alien.
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> "Alright you primitive screw-heads, listen up. See this? This is my boomstick! It's a 12-gauge double-barreled Remington. S-Mart's top of the line. You can find this in the sporting goods department. That's right, this sweet baby was made in Grand Rapids, Michigan; retails for about one hundred nine, ninety-five. It's got a walnut stock, cobalt blue steel, and a hair trigger. That's right, shop smart, shop S-Mart!"
> (by Ash Williams, from Army of Darkness).


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