06 Martian Manhunter

Martian Manhunter

J’onn J’onzz lived a peaceful life with his family on his home planet of Mars as a philosopher and law enforcer, until the mad priest Ma’alefa’ak set off the telepathic plague known as “H’ronmeer’s Curse.”  The plague killed everyone on his world, leaving J’onn the only survivor.  He wandered the surface of Mars for decades before being accidentally brought to Earth by scientist Saul Erdel’s experimental teleportation machine.  J’onn did his best to fit in, adopting the identity of a murdered detective named John Jones, and then serving in the Gotham City-based super-team “Justice Experience” as the Bronze Wraith.  He even posed as aSmallville high school civics teacher to observe Clark Kent, who would grow to become Superman.  Eventually, choosing the name Martian Manhunter, J’onn became a founding member of the Justice League of America and devoted his life to the team, serving in every iteration and lineup of the organization, and coming to be known as its heart and soul.  With his wide array of powers and abilities, J’onn rivals Superman as the League’s most powerful member, but he suffers from a debilitating vulnerability to fire.  J’onn is well known for his thoughtfulness, spiritual nature…and his great fondness for cookies.


Super strength
Enhanced speed
Martian vision, allowing X-ray capability and energy beam projection