Greetings Earthlings – It’s Marvin the Martian

Dorian Whitmore

Marvin the Martian is an extraterrestrial character that stars in the Looney Tunes animated cartoon series created by Warner Bros. The Marvin character was created by Chuck Jones and first appeared in the cartoon ‘Haredevil Hare’ in 1948. Marvin was originally called Commander X-2 and voiced by Mel Blanc and has been voiced over the years by Joe Alaskey, Bob Bergen and Eric Goldberg.

Marvin comes from the planet of Mars and has a space dog companion that is called Commander K-9. He wears a red and green Roman solider’s uniform and carries a small pistol throughout his never ending battle for space territory within the universe. Marvin the Martian has planned and attempted to blow up and destroy the Earth on many occasions with his Illudium Q-36 Explosive Space Modulator chiefly because it blocks out his view of Venus, however he is constantly outwitted by Daffy Duck or Bugs Bunny.

Marvin is well known for his frequently used quotes ‘Greetings Earthlings’ and ‘Where is the kaboom? There was supposed to be an earth-shattering kaboom!’. The extraterrestrial character has made appearances in many Looney Tunes cartoon television series and movies including ‘The Hasty Hare’, ‘Duck Dodgers in the 24½th Century’, ‘Hare-Way to the Stars’, ‘Mad as a Mars Hare’, ‘Spaced Out Bunny’, ‘The Bugs Bunny and Tweety Show’, ‘Marvin the Martian in the Third Dimension’, ‘Space Jam’, ‘Looney Tunes: Back in Action’ and ‘Bah Humduck!: A Looney Tunes Christmas’.

Marvin the Martian has been a popular character in the Looney Tunes cartoon series and movies and continues to entertain and amuse audiences today.

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