Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Martian Manhunter #1 (May, 1988)

Ravaged by a sentient virus contracted during a recent Justice League International mission, the Martian Manhunter sought help from Batman. However, J'Onn J'Onzz was pursued by a demonic vision, and fled to avoid imperiling his friend. Batman had briefly seen the pursuer, and rounded up the JLI for an intervention. Despite the Dark Knight's conviction that the creature was real, Booster Gold noted "The Manhunter's a telepath, right? Isn't it conceivable that his mind could project his own hallucinations outward-- so convincingly that Batman believed it was real?" Captain Atom continued, "Tell me something, Bats-- how do we go about finding a guy who can change shape, turn invisible-- and telepathically black out our minds, to boot?"

"If you're going to whine, Captain Atom-- you can just stay here!" Atom objected to the characterization, but joined Mr. Miracle, Blue Beetle, Red Rocket and the rest in trying to find the Manhunter from Mars...

"Fever Dream" was by J.M. DeMatteis and Mark Badger.

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