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Zook was an alien sidekick of Martian Manhunter.

In an alternate dimension, a race of small creatures called zooks exist. When a scientist from that dimension opened a portal to Earth-One, two criminals passed through the portal, followed by the scientist and a zook. The Martian Manhunter defeated the criminals and threw them back through the portal; the scientist followed and the portal closed. The Martian Manhunter then realized that the zook had remained behind. He adopted him as a pet and an ally.[1]

This zook -- subsequently referred to simply as Zook -- recognized that police detective John Jones was the Martian Manhunter, but kept his identity secret. He also became friends with Jones' police partner Diane Meade.[2]

Later, J'onn J'onzz faked the death of his alter-ego John Jones. Zook attended Jones' funeral, and even though he knew he was not really dead, he cried, thinking, "Even though I know Manhunter okay, I miss Detective Jones!"[3]

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  • Although this character was originally introduced during DC's Earth-One era of publication, their existence following the events of the 1985–86 limited series Crisis on Infinite Earths remains intact. However, some elements of the character's Pre-Crisis history may have been altered or removed for Post-Crisis New Earth continuity, and should be considered apocryphal.