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Manhunters


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Publisher DC Comics
First appearance First Issue Special #5 (August 1975)
Created by Jack Kirby
Characteristics
Homeworld Biot, Orinda

The Manhunters are a fictional 'race' of robot warriors that exists within the universe of DC Comics. They are humanoid in form and usually red and blue in color, although they are also masters of disguise. DC Comics is an American comic book and related media company. ... In comic books, first appearance refers to first comic book to feature a character. ... First Issue Special was a short-lived anthology series from DC Comics, done in similiar style to their Showcase series. ... Jack Kirby (August 28, 1917 – February 6, 1994) was one of the most influential, recognizable, and prolific artists in American comic books, and the co-creator of such enduring characters and popular culture icons as the Fantastic Four, the X-Men, the Hulk, Captain America, and hundreds of others stretching... ASIMO, a humanoid robot manufactured by Honda. ... DC Comics is an American comic book and related media company. ...

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History

Interstellar police

The Manhunters were the first attempt of the Guardians of the Universe to create an interstellar police force that would combat evil all over the galaxy. Their name and much of their code of behavior was modelled by the Guardians of the Universe on the Manhunters of Ma'aleca'andra (Mars). For thousands of years, they served the Guardians well. However, the Manhunters became obsessed with the act of 'hunting' criminals. Their code, "No Man Escapes The Manhunters", became more important to them than seeing justice done. The Guardians of the Universe are fictional characters in the DC Comics universe. ... This article or section needs copy editing for grammar, style, cohesion, tone and/or spelling. ...


Exile

Eventually, the robots conspired to rebel against their masters, but the Guardians defeated and destroyed most of them. Those that survived hid away on many planets, slowly rebuilding their forces and spreading their beliefs to others. Since then, the over-riding goal of the Manhunters has been to take revenge on the Guardians, as well as on their replacements, the Green Lantern Corps. The fictional Green Lantern Corps is an intergalactic police force featured in DC Comics, particularly series featuring the superhero Green Lantern, Earth’s member of the group. ...


The Manhunters infiltrated and liberated many planets disguised as living beings and created a "Cult of the Manhunters" that trained others to be their minions. On Mars, the people of that world started a group of Martian Manhunters based on the lessons of preserving justice taught unto them by the Manhunters and even erected a temple based on the appearance of their inspiration. On Earth, most of the Manhunters' agents were unaware that their masters were robots, or that their real purposes were not noble. Some of these agents became superheroes also known as Manhunters. They wore red-and-blue costumes patterned after the Manhunters themselves. The most famous of these was a big game hunter called Paul Kirk. He was active in the 1940s, and starred in his own comic book. The character was brought back in a modern version in the 70s, in which he was supposedly killed years before but was in truth placed in suspended animation by a secret conspiracy. He was cloned, and when he finally reawoke, he dedicated himself to battle those who had used him, eventually dying in the process. However, some of his clones survived. [[ For the bands, see Superheroes (band) and Super Heroines. ... Secret Origins #22 outlined the history of the Manhunters, as to tie in with Millennium. ... Cloning is the process of creating an identical copy of something. ...


The Manhunters were discovered by the Justice League who seemingly defeated the Manhunter's leader, the Grandmaster. One of their human pawns, Mark Shaw, adopted a new identity as the costumed hero, the Privateer. However, he was later discovered to be a criminal posing as a hero. The Justice League, sometimes called the Justice League of America or JLA for short, is a fictional DC Universe superhero team. ... The first grandmasters in Millenium #3 The Grandmaster is a fictional DC Comics character and type of Manhunter agent who first appeared in Millennium #1. ... Secret Origins #22 outlined the history of the Manhunters, as to tie in with Millennium. ...


Millennium

Years later, it was revealed that the Manhunters not only still existed, but had infiltrated the lives of most superheroes with their agents. They even managed to infiltrate the Olympian Gods, posing as the goat god Pan, as shown during the Challenge of the Gods storyline. They revealed themselves when a Guardian and a member of the Zamarons tried to evolve some humans into becoming the next Guardians of the Universe, during what became known as the Millennium crisis. In this occasion, there was a massive counterstrike operation by the heroes against the Manhunters, and it seemed that the Grandmaster had finally been destroyed, along with their hidden home planet. Former Privateer Mark Shaw readopted his identity as Manhunter in the wake of the battle, seeking to redeem both the name and himself. The Olympian Gods are mythological deities who appear in the Wonder Woman, Shazam and Aquaman comics. ... Pan (Greek , genitive ) is the Greek god of shepherds and flocks, of mountain wilds, hunting and rustic music: paein means to pasture. ... The Zamarons are a fictional extraterrestrial race within the DC Comics universe. ... Millennium was a 8-part comic book event miniseries/crossover published by DC Comics. ...


Sector 3601

Green Lantern #12 (July 2006). Manhunter technology. Art by Ivan Reis.

When the Manhunters were replaced by the Green Lantern Corps, they retreated to Biot, their homeworld in Sector 3601, an uncharted area of space incapable of sustaining organic life. Hank Henshaw, the Cyborg-Superman, came to Biot and became the Manhunter Grand Master. He used his mastery over machinery and Kryptonian technology to upgrade the Manhunters with organic enhancements. They seem to have rebuilt the first Central Power Battery originally destroyed by Hal Jordan (under the influence of Parallax). Henshaw decided not to interfere in the reformation of the Green Lantern Corps after an encounter of a Manhunter and Green Lanterns Hal Jordan and John Stewart. Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 514 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (963 × 1123 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 514 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (963 × 1123 pixel, file size: 1. ... Hank Henshaw is a fictional supervillain in the DC Universe and is primarily an enemy of Superman. ... Krypton is a fictional planet in the DC Comics universe. ... Parallax is a fictional comic book villain from DC Comics. ... Hal Jordan is a fictional character, a DC Comics superhero. ... John Stewart is a fictional comic book superhero in the DC Universe, and a member of the intergalactic police force known as the Green Lantern Corps. ...


Chant

The Manhunters usually chant the phrase, "No Man Escapes the Manhunters" which is heard on the Justice League cartoon series as well. This could be in reference to their cult-like perception as being invincible. Coincidentally, under-neath their masks are a chalky white skin, and their secret earth base of operations was in Louisiana, a state with historic roots of voodoo, during the Millennium series. Official language(s) de jure: none de facto: English & French Capital Baton Rouge Largest city New Orleans [1] Area  Ranked 31st  - Total 51,885 sq mi (134,382 km²)  - Width 130 miles (210 km)  - Length 379 miles (610 km)  - % water 16  - Latitude 29°N to 33°N  - Longitude 89°W...


Manhunters have had a mixture of oaths over the years: "No Evil Escapes the Manhunters!", "Death to the Green Lantern Corps!", and "No Man Escapes the Manhunters!"


Technology

Manhunter technology has been used in the creation of the OMAC drones. The Kryptonian technology was incorporated into the Manhunters by Hank Henshaw on Biot, which enabled them to use the Central Power Battery on Oa as a power source for the Manhunters. OMACs are an organization of powerful cyborgs that exist in the DC Universe. ...


Other media

The Manhunters have appeared shown in a Justice League episode called "In Blackest Night", where they were voiced by James Remar. The Manhunters bring Green Lantern John Stewart to trial for accidentally destroying the planet Ajuris 4. It is later revealed that the planet's destruction was faked with the help of Kanjar Ro as part of the Manhunters' plan to overthrow the Oans. This was based on the comics story No Man Escapes The Manhunters, which appeared in Justice League of America #140-141 (1977). Justice League is an American animated television series about a team of superheroes which ran from 2001 to 2004 on Cartoon Network. ... William James Remar (b. ... For the DJ, see DJ Green Lantern. ... John Stewart is a fictional comic book superhero in the DC Universe, and a member of the intergalactic police force known as the Green Lantern Corps. ... Kanjar Ro is a fictional supervillain in the DC Comics universe. ...


External links

  • Alan Kistler's profile on Green Lantern

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