This post will tell you more about the Martian Manhunter. He is actually J’onn J’onzz.
Today, we’ll learn more about Martian Manhunter’s backstory. He is one of the most powerful characters in the DC Universe. We will also learn about the power of this green-skinned hero.
In Issue 255, Detective Comics, 1955, the Martian Manhunter first appeared. Joe Certa and Joseph Samachson created this character.
The Origin Of Martian Manhunter
If we look at the origins of The Martian Manhunter there are two possible origins. One is the Original origin, and the other is the New52 origin.
Let’s start with the origin.
J’onn J’onzz is the real name of Martian Manhunter. He was a Mars resident and a Peace Lover. J’onn was the most powerful creature living on Mars. He got the name Manhunter for killing any Mars-attacking creature.
How did the Martian Manhunter get to Earth?
J’onn J’onzz’s story is about how he came to earth. He was once on earth as a scientist DR. Erdel, and accidentally transported Martian Manhunter there.
The doctor was shocked to see the green, powerful creature 7 feet tall in front of him and had a heart attack. He died. This is how Martian Manhunter became stuck on Earth. The transportation technology that brought J’onn to earth also began to deteriorate.
J’onn J’onzz was able to stay on Earth and help the weak, fighting for justice and truth. This was something he had been doing since his time on Mars.
His shape-shifting abilities allowed him to change his appearance and he began playing various roles. He was a detective superheroes, spy, diplomat, and many other roles.
Later, the Justice-League of America established the Martian Manhunter as a founding member. As we saw in Brave and the Bold issue28.
J’onn returned to Mars, and occasionally came back to Earth when he was needed. Only to fill a minor role.
Manhunter has been a major superhero since Crisis On Infinite Earth.
He was also the leader of Justice League International. He was exposed to many issues and gained a lot of exposure. As you can see, he died in Crisis Manhunter’s final episode.
The New52 Origin
Comics don’t allow any superhero to die too quickly, as we all know. He was then featured in the Blackest Night Mini-Series, and the Brightest Day Mini-Series a few years later.
The DC Universe was relaunched in DC’s New52 comics.
Manhunter appeared on Mars again. The Martian drove away many of the invaders that tried to attack Mars. His entire planet was destroyed in a fight.
He was the only person to survive on Mars. He decided to kill anyone who did this and avenge his death . He kept his name, Martian Manhunter.
He was searching for the person responsible for his destruction of his planet when he arrived at Earth to find Telepath Thoth.
Thoth was the one that destroyed the mars and killed all Martians. J’onn J’onzz killed then the Telepath Thoth.
The J’onn J’onzz then stays on Earth and becomes a member the Justice League. This story is about Martian Manhunter’s origin.
Powers Of Martian Manhunter
If we look at the power of Martian Manhunter then J’onn J’onzz can defeat any superhero in the fight.
Martian Manhunter is superhuman in strength, durability, flight, regeneration, shape shifting, intangibility (means going above and beyond any solid), invisibility, telepathy, telekinesis, optic blast and many other abilities.
J’onn J’onzz can fly at a high speed. He also has super breath, which allows him to create hurricanes with just one breath.
He is able to grow as small as Ant-Man or large like Ant-Man. His healing factor is Wolverine- and Deadpool-level.
Martian Manhunter was a relatively underrated Superhero despite his detective skills like Batman and strength like Superman. J’onn J’onzz was not given the respect he deserved.
The superman once said that if he could tell 10 people the names of those who are afraid of fighting, then Manhunter would be the first to reach the top.
Batman once stated that if Superman’s strength and the Detective Powers of Dark Knight are combined, the manhunter’s powers will be equal.
This is so that people understand the power of J’onn J’onzz. Martian Manhunter also beat the Justice League of America.
Martian Manhunter’s Weakness
If we look at the weakness of Martian Manhunter then we will also see one. J’onn J’onzz is afraid of Fire. His Planet Mars was destroyed completely by fire. He is afraid of fire because of this.
Fire can’t harm him, but Manhunter’s mental state after seeing the fire is still very frightening.
He is still, however, one of the top five superheroes in the DC Universe, according to me. J’onn J’onzz has also been seen in several DC’s animated movies. J’onn J’onzz was also seen in the final credits of Zack Snyder’s Justice League movie. Manhunter can also be seen on DC CW’s Supergirl.