The Idol-Head of Diabolu Podcast
Episode 5

Making Sense of the Martian Manhunter

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Following up on an article published at Comics Alliance last week, Diabolu Frank looks at select areas of Manhunter from Mars history and weighs J'Onn J'Onzz's pros and cons as a DC hero. Sims felt the Alien Atlas compared unfavorably and unavoidably to Superman and Batman in the Justice League, and that he works best filling their vacuum in instances where the World's Finest duo are unavailable. Frank mostly agrees, but explains that there are a lot more venues available for that service within the DC Universe than might have been previously considered, including adopting orphaned concepts from prior periods of those heroes' library. Remember kids, just because you only know a character from team books doesn't mean that's all there is to know...

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