So, I’m doing a month-by-month readthrough of a bunch of Post-Crisis series. I kinda had to back up to pick up a couple series I’d initially skipped. Specifically, John Ostrander really wants you to read his Manhunter series. So, OK, I’m reading that, and while I resent being forced to read it to understand what’s going on Suicide Squad, it’s pretty cool. When I get up to the 2000s, the Marc Andreyko one with Kate Spencer is on my list to read then, and I’ve heard nothing but glowing recommendations for that. So that’s Manhunter '88 and Manhunter '04 on the docket, but there was also the '94 series in between, which I’ve heard precisely nothing about.
So, my question is this: Does Manhunter '04 have anything to do with Manhunter '94? I think I spotted Mark Shaw or someone in his costume on one of the covers of the '04 series, but is Chase Lawler important? Is Paul Kirk? Clone!Paul Kirk? I know pretty much nothing about this legacy.