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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.

Get your copy in comic shops now! To find a comic shop near you, visit www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook or digitally and online with the links below.

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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.

Martian Manhunter is Getting a New 12 Issue Series from Steve Orlando and Riley Rossmo

Martian Manhunter has been in the spotlight more and more and starting this December he’ll star in a new 12-issue series written by Steve Orlando with art by Riley Rossmo. The character last headlined a title in 2015. The character debuted in 1955 and recently has been seen on the CW’s Supergirl and is a regular member of the reworked Justice League.

The new series re-examines the character’s origins. It’s also a return to the character’s detective roots as J’onzz will don his human persona of John Jones, a detective, that attempts to solve a murder which may tie into his own past on Mars.

The series will explore the character’s los sof his family and people on Mars and how that impacts him now.

(via The Hollywood Reporter)

Preview: Deathbed #6

Deathbed #6

(W) Joshua Williamson (A/CA) Riley Rossmo
In Shops: Jul 18, 2018
SRP: $3.99

This is it. The end of your life. As you lie in your deathbed, staring into the distance, you may wonder how you could have lived your life differently. If you had the chance to do it all again, who would you have told you loved them? What could you have apologized for? How would you like it to end? Antonio Luna has taken Valentine Richards on the adventure of a lifetime-Luna’s, to be specific-and now Luna must decide if his final act on this plane of existence will be revenge, or if he wants to give his life a happy ending.

Preview: Deathbed #5

Deathbed #5

(W) Joshua Williamson (A/CA) Riley Rossmo
In Shops: Jun 20, 2018
SRP: $3.99

What do you want to be when you grow up? For Antonio Luna… it was everything. He wanted to do it all, so he became a race car driver, a masked wrestler, an artist, a baseball player, a spy and countless other careers. But there was one life goal he never fulfilled… the one that got away. Now, for Luna to solve the mystery of who killed his friends and family, he will have to voyage to the one place he swore he never would return to and achieve his long-lost dream… even if it kills him.

Review: Dark Nights Metal: Dark Knights Rising

It’s Wednesday which means it’s new comic book day with new releases hitting shelves, both physical and digital, all across the world. This week we’ve got a collection of the Dark Knights Metal one-shots!

Dark Nights Metal: Dark Knights Rising is by Scott Syder, Grant Morrison, James Tynion IV, Joshua Williamson, Frank Tieri, Sam Humphries, Dan Abnett, Peter J. Tomasi, Carmine Di Giandomenico, Riccardo Federici, Ethan Van Sciver, Philip Tan, Tyler Kirkham, Francis Manapul, Tony S. Daniel, Danny Mini, Riley Rossmo, Howard Porter, Jorge Jimenez, Doug Mahnke, Jaime Mendoza, Ivan Plascencia, Rain Beredo, Jason Wright, Dean White, Arif Prianto, Tomeu Morey, Hi-Fi, Alejandro Sanchez, Wil Quintana, TOm Napolitano, Clayton Cowles, Jason Fabok, and Brad Anderson.

Get your copy in comic shops today and book stores on June 26. To find a comic shop near you, visit www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook or digitally and online with the links below.

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