Martian Manhunter J'Onn J'Onzz, by Joe Certa
Martian Manhunter J'Onn J'Onzz

Joe Certa was educated at the Art Students League. He began working in comic books through the Funnies Inc. shop in the mid-1940s. After doing art for companies like Lev Gleason (crime titles), Magazine Enterprises ('Dan'l Boone', 'The Durango Kid'), Fawcett ('Captain Marvel Jr.) and Harvey (romance and mystery titles), he worked extensively as an artist and inker for DC Comics throughout the 1950s and 1960s.

Mystery Tales by Joe Certa
Something Strange about Smithtown (Mystery Tales #47, November 1956)

His credits for this company include 'Captain Compass', 'Gang Busters', 'Martian Manhunter J'Onn J'Onzz' and art on several of the war titles. Certa was also present at Dell/Western in the 1960s and 1970s with adaptations, mystery and ghosts titles. His syndication credits include 'Joe Palooka' (1956-59) and 'Straight Arrow' (1950).

Martian Manhunter J'Onn J'Onzz, by Joe Certa

Last updated: 2009-07-10

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