Sparked by a recent Lying in the Gutters column that says the Martian Manhunter is “marked for karking” during DC’s big Final Crisis series, Michael Netzer has started a campaign to save everyone’s favorite shape-shifting alien from uncertain death. It starts with a letter to DC:
I was somewhat saddened to read Rich Johnston’s column, Lying in the Gutters, this week, hinting that J’Onn J’Onzz, The Manhunter from Mars, is being considered for demise, or rather that he will be killed off from the DC Comics family of characters, within the upcoming DC Universe continuity, presently in the planning stages. Now, I know that Rich is not reporting on a final decision yet, but being the prolific comics reporter and writer that he is, his track record of rumors that have turned out to be true, places his foreknowledge of comics industry news somewhere near the vicinity of downright prophecy.
And so, it is with a heavy heart that I turn to you with this plea to save the life of the Martian Manhunter, begging you to reconsider, and offering an alternative solution to the circumstances that are leading you into this decision.
He’s also started a petition, created banners and posted many of the responses he’s received from around the ‘net. While J’onn’s certainly gotten a lot of support, you have to wonder where that leaves Aquaman, the other DC big gun “marked for karking” in Rich’s column. Doesn’t anyone want to save the king of the seas?