J’onzz, J’onn (Martian Manhunter)
1. Where to Start
A. Origin Stories
The Strange Experiment of Dr. Erdel by Joseph Samachson and Jack Miller
The classic origin for the Manhunter from Mars.
DC: The New Frontier by Darwyn Cooke
Martian Manhunter’s origin plays a major part in this story.
B. Jumping-On Points
The World of No Return by Gardner Fox
The first issue of the original JLA series, featuring Martian Manhunter.
Purification Plague by David Michelinie
The first story arc of Justice League Task Force.
New World Order by Grant Morrison
Martians invade in the opening arc of Morrison’s JLA series.
2. Recommended Stories
A. Classic Stories (Pre-Crisis)
The Invaders from the Space Warp by Jack Miller
J’onn makes a new friend: an alien pet named Zook!
The Death of John Jones, Detective by Jack Miller
J’onn has to abandon his policeman alter ego.
The Origin of the Justice League – Minus One by Steve Englehart
J’onn meets his future teammates before the official founding of the JLA.
The Graveyard Gambit by Gerry Conway
J’onn faces off in a chess match against Despero for the lives of the League.
B. Modern Stories (Post-Crisis)
Justice League International by Keith Giffen and J.M. DeMatteis
As the team expands its focus, Batman appoints J’onn as its leader.
Valley of the Daals by Peter David
J’onzz gender-swaps to help the Task Force negotiate a prisoner release.
Double Stuff by John Ostrander
The Manhunter’s love of cookies goes one step too far.
C. Current Stories (Post-Flashpoint)