AKA: Reverend Blacksea (Oklahoma, 1875); DJ World (Janelle Monáe Touring Party, 2006-2007); Dr. Martin Move Ya Thang Jr. (rhythm rights activist, Atlanta, 2011-2015); Dr. DO DAT (Pop Star, 2213); Mitchell Martian (Metropolis, 2719);
Favorite Starchild Quote: “Doing it to you in your earhole!”
Word on the Street: A world renowned dealer of a mysterious substance called JAM, Mitchell Martian started selling his magical concoction—a tasty mixture of fruit jam, pork fat, and African spices (as well as several secret allegedly Voodoo ingredients)— from Georgia cotton fields in the 1830’s. According to records, he sold blackberry, peach and strawberry JAM in Mason jars in the Atlanta area for ten years, and became wealthy enough to buy his own freedom. According to legend, anyone that ate his Martian JAM became a magically proficient singer, dancer or instrumentalist for several days afterward. Some slaves and even white citizens claimed that after eating his JAM they could walk through walls, walk on water, and even fly. After being almost lynched for conjuring, Mitchell Martian disappeared, only to reappear in Tulsa, Oklahoma as Reverend Blacksea fifty years later. There he launched the first Church of Jam. However, when he began to sell his magical JAM products to the town’s local citizens in order to raise funds for his church and a negro school, he was jailed and almost lynched again. Once again, he disappeared, leaving only a wave of great new musicians and innovative art forms in his wake.
Weapon of Choice: JAM.
Did You Know?!: Mitchell Martin hates the 28th Century. Although his JAM empire has allowed him to build several mega-mansions throughout Metropolis, he prefers the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries, where he can be found on a prairie, driving a stage coach and smoking a peace pipe with various Indian tribes, or unwinding in a Harlem speakeasy, or hanging out in Atlanta with strippers and space funk collectives and personalities such as Janelle Monáe, Joi, Outkast, Janelle Monáe, Roman GianArthur and Deep Cotton.
Hats and Superpowers: Founding Member, Wondaland Arts Society; Minister of the JAM, Wondaland Arts Society; A & R, Wondaland Arts Society; PhD, Rhythm Rights Activism (Oxford); Author, If You Got Funk, You Got Style: A Fashion Primer for the Time Traveling Gentleman
Hellwinter Notes: According to the Time Council, Mitchell Martian is currently hiding somewhere in the 21st century. Evidence seems to suggest that he is funneling funds from his JAM business into 1954 accounts, as well as directly aiding several 1954 rebels in their efforts to distribute their message through music, films, and other media. Efforts to add his name to the Immortals Wanted List are still pending.