Friday, June 28, 2013

Friday Night Fights--Crappy Detective Style!!

I know J'onn J'onzz made his bones as a detective...but sometimes he's pretty damned stupid.

Which brings us to tonight's Friday Night Fights.

Back in the pre-Crisis days,  a group of Martian survivors founded New Mars (sometimes called Mars II) in another solar system. J'onn was spending most of his time there, when his Martian buddy Re's Eda is assassinated right in front of him.

Based on the most tenuous (and stupid) of clues, J'onn decides a) the killer must be from Earth, and b) must be one of Earth's super-heroes. Really.

[SPOILER ALERT--it later turned out the Re's faked his own death to distract J'onn from Re's plans for conquest, the "clues" a wild goose chase. So, yeah, some detective there, J'onzz]

So join us as the Martian Manhunter screws it up royally...

So wait. You're willing to believe Supergirl or Hawkman would kill your friend, but you dismiss Superman and Hal Jordan without even investigating? J'onn, what are you smoking?

So what look to the Hols like a social visit...

...turns into a vicious ambush!

POOM!! J'onn may be dumb...but he is strong.

Spacebooger can't help but wonder if Re's Eda is related to Ra's Al Ghul...

J'onzz's fists are faster than his brain in Adventure Comics #451 (1977), by Denny O'Neill, Mike Nasser and Terry Austin.

Now is the time for you to go and vote for my fight. Why? Well, c'mon now--tell me you didn't enjoy seeing someone knock the snot out of Hawkman. Now go and vote!!

1 comment:

Martin Gray said...

When harnesses clash!