Wednesday, 4 June 2014
Martian Manhunter: Son of Mars (Comic Review)
No matter how famous and how outstanding the team, it’s unfortunate that many iconic figures within comics often go so overlooked by the public. When it comes to the X-Men, the majority of the characters people can name will be from their downsized numbers from the 90s animated series. When it comes to the Avengers, few people will be able to name anyone who has not had a film about them, often calling any other interpretation wrong (such as prior incarnations of Iron Man, who used to speak the English language rather than snark and cultural references.) The Justice League is the same, with few decades old characters having little pop culture status and often being overlooked at best, or known for some horribly inaccurate internet jokes at worst. It’s for these reasons that collections like Son of Mars have a place in history, delivering a definitive look into a character, his methods, and his motivations.