60 Years of Martian Manhunter – 1956
After a hiatus of four episodes and three months, we finally return to our year-by-year overview of the Sleuth from Outer Space’s early adventures, 1956 being his first full year of publication with a dozen cases to cover. Co-creator and initial writer Joe Samachson is replaced first by Dick Wood before the arrival of the longest consistent scripter of the strip, Jack Miller. Joe Certa carries on with his own lengthy run on art, here mostly on Detective John Jones as a plainclothes policeman with extraordinary powers who only occasionally runs across challenges of a truly supernormal nature.
1956 Cover Dated Story Synopses
- #227: “The Man With 20 Lives”
- #228: “Escape To The Stars”
- #229: “The Phantom Bodyguard”
- #230: “The Sleuth Without A Clue”
- #231: “The Thief Who Had Super Powers!”
- #232: “The Dog With A Martian Master”
- #233: “The Ghost From Outer Space”
- #234: “The Martian Convict”
- #235: “The World’s Greatest Magician”
- #236: “The Great Earth-Mars Mystery”
- #237: “The Sleuth Who Went to Jail”
- #238: “Earth Detective For A Day”
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