Tuesday, April 2, 2013

The Mirror Martian Manhunter

"The Mirror Martian Manhunter" from House of Mystery vol.1 #154 (DC, 1965) by Jack Miller and Joe Certa
Obviously, the House of Mystery is best known as a horror anthology hosted by Cain, but it wasn't always so. It once featured such kooky superhero features as Dial H for Hero and the Martian Manhunter. J'Onn J'Onzz isn't considered "kooky" today, of course, but back in the day, he was accompanied by a silly alien dog and had his share of Silver Agey adventures in Apex City. This is, after all, where he fought a guy who shot fire from his nipples. J'Onn wouldn't be silly again until he joined Giffen's Justice League and started craving Oreos, but alas, those days are far behind us. Too far...


  1. "Too far..." Further away than JLI's debut (1987) was from this issue (1965). Amazing how pop culture has stagnated since the mid-90s.

  2. There are two MM Showcases. Fun to read. My favorite MM story was Gerard Jones's MM: AMERICAN SECRETS from the early 90s.

  3. I liked it too, tying him into the Red Scare of the 50s and the superheroic wasteland between the JSA and JLA.