Martian Manhunter - The Great Evolution

Evolution is the key. I practice my meditation and other spiritual practices to help me evolve into a better person. Yes, my practices are used to stay healthy and sane but they are also used to open my mind and heart. They are used to help me evolve into a better person.

The Great Evolution

“Until the Great Evolution we had wicked men who preyed on the good. But our enlightened science made all crime obsolete.” - Martian Manhunter (J'onn J'onzz)*  

J’onn J’onzz is the sole survivor of the dead planet Mars. J’onn was brought to Earth by a strange experiment performed by Dr. Erdel. After mistakenly teleporting the Martian to Earth the fair doctor took one look at the stranger and died of a heart attack. J’onn J’onzz was stranded here on Earth with no way to return. J’onn can use Superhuman strength, shapeshifting, speed, durability, invisibility, intangibility, intelligence, regeneration flight, telepathy, and Martian Vision. ,But one thing J’onn is above all else he is spiritual and practices his spiritual duties every day. He became the Martian Manhunter to protect his new home. But how did J’onn J’onzz gain so many powers? J’onn J’onzz like the Martians evolved.

Do we hope to be free from crime? Absolutely, there is no other answer. Like J’onn J’onzz suggest we will need to “evolve”. Kevin Quinn wrote a catchy tune, “Evolve” with the opening line, “If you wanna revolution the only solution Evolve, gotta evolve”. What does “evolve” mean? The answer Change. The only way to become different is to change. If we are honestly seeking to be a different person we will need to change. There are so many thinkers and philosophers that suggest the same idea. Just for a moment think about birth to infant to childhood to adulthood to death. There, right there is evolution. Gandhi reminds us, “We must become the change we want to see in the world.” Great words to “Evolve” by.

Martian Manhunter (J'onn J'onzz)*
First Appearance:   Detective Comics, #225, November 1955

Creators: Joseph Samachon (Writer), Joe Certa (Artist)

* “The Strange Experiment of Dr. Erdel!” Detective Comics, #225, November 1955