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Preview: Martian Manhunter #5 (of 12)

Martian Manhunter #5 (of 12)

(W) Steve Orlando (A/CA) Riley Rossmo
In Shops: May 22, 2019
SRP: $3.99

J’onn J’onnz is no longer the sole survivor of the planet Mars! The vicious criminal Charnn somehow survived the epidemic of H’ronnmeer’s Curse-and now he’s here on Earth! To survive his attack, J’onn will need Diane’s help-but even after he told her everything, what secrets is she hiding?

Martian Manhunter #5 (of 12)

Preview: Martian Manhunter #4 (of 12)

Martian Manhunter #4 (of 12)

(W) Steve Orlando (A/CA) Riley Rossmo
In Shops: Mar 27, 2019
SRP: $3.99

There’s only one witness to the murder of the Addams family, and the disappearance of Ashley Addams. Good news: master detective John Jones has tracked the witness down! Bad news: the witness is… an iguana. Can even John’s Martian telepathic mind withstand contact with a primitive animal? And in his past on Mars, the fiery plague of H’ronmeer’s Curse is creating a desperate situation… how far will J’onn J’onnz go to keep his family safe?

Martian Manhunter #4 (of 12)

Preview: Martian Manhunter #3

Martian Manhunter #3

(W) Steve Orlando (A/CA) Riley Rossmo
RATED T+
In Shops: Feb 27, 2019
SRP: $3.99

Detective Diane Meade knows the shocking truth: her partner is not the real John Jones! With a gun to his head, J’onn J’onnz must explain his first horrifying night on Earth, and how he came to wear her partner’s face…but even as they speak, Middleton’s serial killer is back at his bloody work!

Martian Manhunter #3

Toy Fair 2019: DC Collectibles Announces Riley Rossmo’s DC Engines of Chaos

With Toy Fair around the corner, DC Collectibles is revealing some of what we’ll be getting in the coming months! DC Engines of Chaos is a new statue line based on designs by renowned DC artist Riley Rossmo. Each statue is a high-RPM transformation of a beloved DC character uniquely adapted for a gritty, dystopian world. Some figures are adapted to battle, others to survival. This new line will race into stores in November 2019 with its first statue featuring the Dark Knight riding atop a custom bike, complete with armored wheels, a Bat-shaped grille and a Joker-bot.

DC Engines of Chaos Batman
DC Engines of Chaos Poison Ivy

Preview: Martian Manhunter #2

Martian Manhunter #2

(W) Steve Orlando (A/CA) Riley Rossmo
In Shops: Jan 09, 2019
SRP: $3.99

Return to Mars in the days before its doom to see the love affair of J’onn and M’yri’ah…and a Martian coming-of-age ritual you’ll NEVER forget! All of these painful memories J’onn carries with him to his new life on Earth…but first he’s gotta survive the pain of a car crash, being set on fire and accidentally revealing his true form to his detective partner! Did we mention she’s heavily armed?

Martian Manhunter #2

Review: Martian Manhunter #1

No matter what you know about J’onn J’onnz, you’re not prepared for this! Martian Manhunter #1 is a reinvention of the Manhunter from Mars in this twisted, unexpected series from writer Steve Orlando, artist Riley Rossmo, colorist Ivan Plascencia, and letterer Deron Bennett.

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Review: Martian Manhunter #1

No matter what you know about J’onn J’onnz, you’re not prepared for this! Martian Manhunter #1 is a reinvention of the Manhunter from Mars in this twisted, unexpected series. Back on Mars, J’onn was about as corrupt as a law officer can be, and when a reckoning comes for his entire society, he’ll get a second chance he doesn’t want or deserve! One shocking murder, and an unexpected fragment of the Mars he lost, will change his life-and the course of the Earth-forever!

J’onn J’onnz has been a character that has had so many takes and versions, it’s hard to keep track. The basics are often there but tweaks in his history or his role are often made and have made things… confusing at times.

Writer Steve Orlando and artist Riley Rossmo team up for this new maxi-series that explores J’onnz and after one issue, looks like it’ll rewrite the character for the better in many ways.

The focus here is his past as a crooked cop on Mars and his, what feels like, attempt to repent in some sort of way as a “good” cop on Earth after the reckoning of his people. We get to explore his life a bit on Mars, his family and the society there. It’s an interesting twist to his story delivering what feels like a depth and clear vision as what this character should be.

Orlando and Rossmo deliver a sadness about him that oozes from the page. This is a being who feels guilty of his actions of the past and is attempting to find redemption, it seems. And with it, we get a nice Law & Order type procedural at the same time.

Rossmo’s art is fantastic and he’s joined by Ivan Plascencia on color and lettering by Deron Bennett. The art is classic Rossmo with his exaggerated style that’s one of the most unique out there. With a color palette that’s defined, this is a comic that just doesn’t look like anything else on the shelves this week making it stand out even more so.

This is a fascinating first issue and delivers a story that has me caring for a character I’ve never particularly liked. It has a clear vision for a character who, like his shapeshifting, has been all over as far as history and background. The team here is delivering something that feels special and like it’ll be the next maxi-series “must read.”

Story: Steve Orlando Art: Riley Rossmo
Color: Ivan Plascencia Letters: Deron Bennett
Story: 9.0 Art: 9.0 Overall: 9.0 Recommendation: Buy

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Preview: Martian Manhunter #1 (of 12)

Martian Manhunter #1 (of 12)

(W) Steve Orlando (A/CA) Riley Rossmo
In Shops: Dec 05, 2018
SRP: $3.99

No matter what you know about J’onn J’onnz, you’re not prepared for this! The acclaimed team of writer Steve Orlando and artist Riley Rossmo (BATMAN/ THE SHADOW, BATMAN: NIGHT OF THE MONSTER MEN) reteam for a reinvention of the Manhunter from Mars in this twisted, unexpected series. Back on Mars, J’onn was about as corrupt as a law officer can be, and when a reckoning comes for his entire society, he’ll get a second chance he doesn’t want or deserve! One shocking murder, and an unexpected fragment of the Mars he lost, will change his life-and the course of the Earth-forever!

Preview: Justice League Dark #4

Justice League Dark #4

(W) James Tynion IV (A) Alvaro Martinez, Raul Fernandez (CA) Riley Rossmo
In Shops: Oct 17, 2018
SRP: $3.99

“The Witching Hour” part three! Everything the Justice League Dark thought they knew about Wonder Woman and Hecate has proven to be wrong…and the Parliament of Trees is about to pay the price! Hecate knows this world isn’t strong enough to resist the Otherkind, so she’s going to burn it down and replace it with a world of her own…starting with that ancient grove!

Preview: Cursed Comics Cavalcade #1

Cursed Comics Cavalcade #1

(W) James Tynion IV, Becky Cloonan, Bryan Hill, Tim Seeley, Riley Rossmo, Gary Dauberman (A) Mark Buckingham, Becky Cloonan, Riley Rossmo, Ricardo Federici (CA) Doug Mahnke
In Shops: Oct 10, 2018
SRP: $9.99

Horror! Death! Uh…Face-punching! Witness ten all-new stories that promise to be the most terrifying, most shocking and most horrific comic that DC Comics has ever published! (Hyperbole much?) Batman, Wonder Woman, Guy Gardner, Swamp Thing, Zatanna and more of your favorite heroes face unspeakable horrors from the streets of Gotham City to the darkest sectors of the universe.

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