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Issue #186 – “The Martian Manhunter” (w/ Steve Orlando)

Issue #186 – “The Martian Manhunter” (w/ Steve Orlando)

In this issue we talk all about the Martian Manhunter! We are joined by DC writer Steve Orlando (Midnighter, Justice League of America, Martian Manhunter) as we answer your questions about J’onn, his powers, his people, etc.

Intro Music by Aaron Barry

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SHOW NOTES (courtesy of Josh Gill)


Meet Steve Orlando

(1:22) Steve’s path to comics.

(5:07) What was it about comics?

(11:10) Steve’s favourite characters.


The Martian Manhunter

(18:45) What draws Steve to Martian Manhunter specifically?

(25:59) What type of energy is Martian Manhunter’s laser vision?

(27:58) Which Justice League member is Martian Manhunter closest to?

(31:40) Dark Knights Metal but with Martian Manhunter.

(34:39) Why didn’t Martian Manhunter not get more popular?

(40:27) Is Martian Manhunter physically or mentally weak to fire?

(47:21) What is Steve wanting to include in a book but has not yet?

(50:08) Talk about Diane Meade.

(57:17) Martian Manhunter vs Cyborg as a member of the Justice League.

(1:00:00) Martian Manhunter villains that aren’t just other Martians.

(1:05:30) Is H’ronmeer the only Martian god?


Guess the Character

(1:09:04) Probably in to synchronized swimming.

(1:09:35) Has a weird yet powerful party trick nobody wants to see.

(1:10:15) His evening wear gloves are infected with a virus.

(1:10:53) Has a lumpy penis shaped head and gets turned on by ripping his limbs off.


Steve’s Neighbor

(1:12:18) Steve’s neighbor describes Black Manta


Characters, Places, Things

Aztek (PreFlashpoint) (Rebirth) (Rock of Ages)

Diane Meade (PreFlashpoint) (Rebirth)

Doctor Fate (PreFlashpoint) (Rebirth)

Flex Mentallo (PreFlashpoint) (Rebirth)

Ghost Fox Killer (PreFlashpoint) (Rebirth)

H’ronmeer (PreFlashpoint) (Rebirth)

Manga Kahn (PreFlashpoint) (Rebirth)

Martian Manhunter (PreFlashpoint) (Rebirth)

Mister Nebula (PreFlashpoint) (Rebirth)


Strange Visitor (PreFlashpoint) (Rebirth)

Zauriel (PreFlashpoint) (Rebirth)


Recommended Reading and Viewing

JLA: Year One Vol 1

Justice League of America Vol 5

Martian Manhunter Vol 5

Martian Manhunter/Marvin the Martian Special

Milk Wars

Supergirl Vol 7



Kill A Man



Riley Rossmo (Twitter)

Steve Orlando (Twitter) (Instagram)

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