Thursday, March 8, 2012
Karen: Since the John Carter (of Mars) film is premiering this week, I thought it would be fun to discuss our closest celestial neighbors, the Martians.
They've been depicted many, many ways in the arts: funny, tragic, heroic, dangerous...you name it. On TV we had 'Uncle Martin' from My Favorite Martian, and Marvin the Martian in the Warner Brothers cartoons. Films like War of the Worlds and Invaders from Mars painted a grim picture of what our relations with the Martians might be. Yet in DC comics, we had the strange but heroic J'onn J'onnz, the Martian Manhunter. Over at Marvel though, the War of the Worlds continued into the far future with Killraven and his crew fighting some of the most repellent martians ever.
Who are your favorite martians?