Friday, December 24, 2004

Yes, But Would He Rather Be Aquaman?

Some superheroes just can't catch a break...

As movie projects featuring founding members of comic book land's Justice
League of America ramp up, the green-skinned detective from our solar system's
fourth planet can't get arrested in Hollywood.

Which begs the question: So, um, who's Martian Manhunter?

"The Martian Manhunter is the Shemp of the Justice League," says TV
writer-producer and comics guru Mark Evanier.

More specifically, Martian Manhunter is one of the seven original members
of the JLA, the all-star superhero collective founded by DC Comics in 1960.

The other founding heroes: Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, the Flash,
Aquaman and the Green Lantern. Each character has a movie on the way, a deal in
the works or a rumor in the mill.

You know, unlike Martian Manhunter.

If he was smart, he'd claim discrimination. Once the inauguration is over, Jesse Jackson will be looking for something to protest.


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