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Commander Blanx
Blanx (Justice League of America 71)
Information
Real name: Benn Blanx
AKA: Commander Blanx
General Blanx
Species: White Martian
Homeworld: Mars
Universe: Earth-One
Earth-1A
Banx (JLA 144)

General Blanx and the White Martians
Image from Justice League of America, #144 (July, 1977).

General Blanx was a White Martian and an enemy of J'onn J'onzz.


Background Information

In the parallel universe, known as Earth-One, in February, 1959, a panic is generated by the revelation of the presence of Martians (specifically from J'onn J'onzz and his enemy Commander Blanx and his followers) on Earth. He is joined by the Flash, then a mere fledgling as a super-hero. The Flash, unable to cope with the situation alone, summons the more experienced Superman, Batman, and Robim and several other heroes. After their success, they decided to keep the alien invasion and the following skirmish a secret, hidden away from the public eye, by not releasing a public statement to the news outlets -– so as not to cause a panic.[1]

(The now) General Blanx resurfaces again, leading an army to destroy the surface of Mars. His destruction forced the good Martians to leave and colonize another planet. The Manhunter tracks down Blanx in the ruins of Mars and the two battle one-on-one, and during the fight Martian Manhunter sends Blanx falling to his death. With his world destroyed, Manhunter decides to go with the survivors into deep space to find a new home and bids farewell to his friends in the Justice League.[2]


Powers and Abilities

Powers


Weaknesses


Notes

  • Commander Blanx was created by Dennis O'Neil and Dick Dillin.
  • He first appeared in Justice League of America #71 (May, 1969).


References

  1. The above adventure is revealed in Justice League of America, #144 (July, 1977).
  2. As revealed in Justice League of America, #71 (May, 1969).
  3. The powers and weaknesses listed are based on the common abilities of Martians first demonstrated by J'onn J'onzz. The references listed are based on J'onzz as depicted in the Earth-One and New Earth continuities.
  4. citation needed
  5. As revealed in Detective Comics, #225 (November, 1955)
  6. As revealed in DC Comics Encyclopedia: Updated and Expanded
  7. As revealed in Who's Who: Update '88 #2 (September, 1988)
  8. As revealed in DC Comics Encyclopedia: Updated and Expanded
  9. As revealed in Detective Comics, #225 (November, 1955)
  10. As revealed in Martian Manhunter, #4 (August, 1988)
  11. As revealed in Detective Comics, #225 (December, 1955)
  12. As revealed in Detective Comics, #225 (November, 1955)
  13. As revealed in Detective Comics, #225 (November, 1955)
  14. As revealed in Detective Comics, #225 (November, 1955)
  15. As revealed in Detective Comics, #225 (November, 1955)
  16. As revealed in Detective Comics, #225 (November, 1955)
  17. As revealed in Detective Comics, #225 (November, 1955)
  18. As revealed in Detective Comics, #225 (November, 1955)
  19. As revealed in Who's Who: The Definitive Directory of the DC Universe, #14 (April, 1986).
  20. As revealed in Detective Comics, #225 (November, 1955)
  21. As revealed in Detective Comics, #225 (November, 1955)
  22. As revealed in Detective Comics, #225 (November, 1955)
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