Part Batman, Part Superman and All Green: The Unexpected Appeal of Martian Manhunter

J’onn J’onnz, the Martian Manhunter, isn’t exactly the most mainstream superhero in the DC Universe. Despite a relatively top tier booking in the Justice League roster, a handful of animated features, and a live action incarnation courtesy of the CW’s Supergirl and actor David Harewood, he’s not exactly the sort of character you could show to anyone on the street for immediate recognition — but what J’onn lacks in Batman or Wonder Woman level fame, he makes up for with a very specific level of relatability, unique to him among his peers. And that’s exactly what co-creators Steve Orlando and Riley Rossmo hope to tap into with his brand new limited series, Martian Manhunter, out now.

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