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Justice League - Martian Manhunter Redesign by Femmes-Fatales Justice League - Martian Manhunter Redesign by Femmes-Fatales
Justice League redesigns, part 1 of 12.

In reinventing the Justice League and basing them out of New York City, it made sense to have J'onn J'onzz become NYPD detective John Jones. I imagine him living on the Lower East Side in a small, sparsely decorated one-bedroom apartment. As night falls, he becomes the Justice League's Martian Manhunter. Largely quiet and reserved, J'onn would serve as a calming force on the team and maintains close friendships with Wonder Woman, Superman, Hawkgirl and Zatanna. Since there needs to be some drama, I decided J'onn would be carrying on a secret relationship with one of the League members. Who that is you'll all just have to use your wild imagination to conjure up thoughts to consider who it might be.

Design-wise, I stayed true to his dark blue suit. I've always thought it was very chic so I wanted to do a lot of interesting lines to add depth to the suit. Overall, I wanted it to be streamlined but have that illusion of construction. It's not a whole lot different from what we've seen him in but this is merely my take on it. I also wanted to go for a more humanoid appearance. Everyone's been doing the uber Martian thing so I figure I'd be a little more traditional.

Enjoy!
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analothor2 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015
definitely a better look than his half stripper look,  incidentally a lot of his powers were left out 
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Femmes-Fatales Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks.
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KaijuDuke Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2014
Very cool, nice use of black and blues for his suit, & the red X on his costume. I've liked Martian Manhunter since I first saw him in the Bruce Timm Justice League, though I definitely prefer the fullbody suit look for him over his original costume lol.

Its strange, J'onzz in alot of ways plays the "last of kind" card alot better than Supes, not just because there are fewer martians left than kryptonians usually, but because he's so much more alien in general, & he grew up on his homeworld unlike Clark, so he vividly remembers his people & what he's lost. On the other hand....I kinda like how YJ tried to introduce the idea of the martians still being around & being neighbors to us, opened up alot of story telling possibilities...They just never fully capitalized on the concept since the only other martians we met were Miss M & Green Beetle >_<
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Femmes-Fatales Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't mind the go-go dancer look, if only because it helps to show that women aren't the only ones who like dressing skimpily. If he's got those killer abs, why not show 'em off? Still, the full bodysuit is a really chic look for him and works well for his character.

J'onn's struggles mirror that of Supergirl's too. They have quite a lot in common, for the very points you mentioned regarding the fact that J'onn grew up on his homeworld. Those elements have really informed Supergirl's character for the past decade and have helped make her a more relatable character.
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FLASHFAN123 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I really like J'onn. He was one of my favorite characters on Justice League Unlimited.
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Femmes-Fatales Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool. :)
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FLASHFAN123 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Which teammate?
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DrKaleidoscope Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
GO TEAM JO'NN!
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L1701E Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013
Cool redesign of the Martian Manhunter.

Have you ever thought of giving DC's more obscure superheroes some love in your new version of the DCU? I'd love to see what you could do with characters like Tomorrow Woman ([link] or Triumph ([link].
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Femmes-Fatales Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks.

I have no plans to draw redesigns for Tomorrow Woman or Triumph. As I say to everyone else, when it comes to characters people would like me to draw the best way to get me to draw them is to commission me to do so. That was how Multiple Man, Magma and Sunspot ended up in my past X-Men redesign series.
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L1701E Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013
I have no money. Blast it.

I did have a couple ideas of what some more obscure superheroes would be like in your version of the DC Universe.

Here's how I see Tommie: Tommie is Clara Kendall, a television reporter and superheroine based in Los Angeles, California. Despite her friendly nature, she holds a dark secret: Unbeknownst to herself, she is an android built by T.O. Morrow and Professor Ivo for the purpose of infiltrating the emerging Justice League, and once she does, she will ignite an EMP bomb inside her body, destroying herself and wiping the League's brains out.

And as for Triumph: William MacIntyre is a powerful metahuman based out of Minneapolis, Minnesota. His abilities to manipulate the EM spectrum make him one of the potentially most powerful superheroes on Earth. MacIntyre spent his life preparing to be a superhero after his powers emerged at puberty. He has potential to be a great hero, but it's hampered by his hot temper and gloryhound nature. He also is openly bisexual.
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Femmes-Fatales Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I have no money either, why do you think I take commissions? :P
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L1701E Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013
I wish I could, but...well, look at my drawings.
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BloodTalonHero Featured By Owner May 18, 2013
Great costume. Honestly, I've never like the speedo costume he wore. I'm glad you went for the blue suit. I'm liking what you did here. Very cool.
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Femmes-Fatales Featured By Owner May 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks. I wonder why so many superheroes were so attached to wearing panties as costumes... and people say that women are oversexualized in comics. ;)
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ChristopherNawara Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
YES! I've been waiting for you to do the Justice league. This looks different than your normal layout and design, I like it! can't wait to see more.
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Femmes-Fatales Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! In terms of the layout, I didn't want it to conform to the rest. The previous profiles were very tedious and I wasn't convinced people were reading them so I figure these concise blurbs are more effective. I'm glad you like the design as well.
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MightyMorphinPower4 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013
Cool work
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thegreenyeun95 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013
Cool! ^^
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mpz28 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013
cool :)
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Hewylewis Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013
Whoa, dude, that is a totally awesome costume design for our favorite martian superhero. the patterns, the colors, ooh it just makes me wish i had thought of it first!! Keep up the good work! :D :D :D
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Femmes-Fatales Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks. :) I really appreciate the comment and I'm glad you like the design.
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Hewylewis Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013
:D Your welcome. Makes me wish I'd thought of it first. :( Oh well, learn from experience I always say.
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Femmes-Fatales Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Well it's not exactly what I'd call one of my more original designs. It's mostly just a rejigging of his blue suit.
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Hewylewis Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013
Still, wish I'd thought of it.
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