[PW] Martian Manhunter

Luke Owens lilongjr at gmail.com
Fri Jun 19 12:04:50 PDT 2015


Yes, ever since they got rid of his weakness to fire, he just hasn't been
the same.

Luke

On Fri, Jun 19, 2015 at 10:55 AM, <cowan at ccil.org> wrote:

> Luke Owens scripsit:
>
> > I just hope DC does something decent with the "New" Martian Manhunter,
> > instead of keeping him on as the character who gets killed over and over
> > again....
>
> I think the trouble is that he's just too close to Superman without
> kryptonite.  A character that can do whatever the plot demands is just
> *too* flexible; he can't have any human weaknesses.  The MM's only
> problem is his failure to understand human culture, and even that
> doesn't really count as a *weakness*.
>
> --
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> the other oil men left in a hurry for hell.  As he gets to thinking about
> the rumor he had started he says to himself there might be something in
> it after all.  So he leaves for hell in a hurry.    --Carl Sandburg
>
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