J'onn J'onnz aka the Martian Manhunter, was created by Joseph Samachson and Joe Certa in 1955 for DC Comics. Since the character is Martian, he's usually depicted as a green alien, however he has the ability to shape shift into any form he wants. For the 2001 television show Smallville, the character is played by actor Phil Morris. In the show, he always takes the form of an African-American human, and this drawing is of the Smallville version of the character. It should also be noted that for the 2001-2006 animated Justice League series, J'onnz was voiced by African-American actor, Carl Lumbly.