Martian Manhunter #9

Martian Manhunter #9

Writer: Rob Williams Artist: Eber Ferreira, Eddy Barrows Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: February 17, 2016 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 3 User Reviews: 10
8.0Critic Rating
7.8User Rating

Its all-out war on Mars when an enraged Jonn Jonzz takes the fight to the despot Maalefaak. Meanwhile, Ms. Martian, Mr. Biscuits and the others try to save the Martian people from annihilation by transforming a city into a cosmic lifeboat before the red planet collides with Earth!

  • 8.2
    IGN - Levi Hunt Feb 18, 2016

    It feels like Martian Manhunter is quickly racing towards a conclusion and it's heartening to see it ending as well as it started. Read Full Review

  • 7.9
    Multiversity Comics - Keith Dooley Feb 19, 2016

    "Martian Manhunter" #9, despite its reliance on three pencillers, is another solid chapter in the new status quo-building of J'onn J'onzz. This series is an ideal jumping on point for anyone that has heard of the Martian Manhunter but has yet to read any of his adventures. Rob Williams clearly has an affinity for this character and is building upon J'onn's origin and characterization in such a way that is intimate and almost feels like a revamp. The stakes are high for J'onn and we can't wait to see where he goes next. That sense of the unexpected permeates this issue and the ones before. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Feb 18, 2016

    Our Mars/Earth collision story is moving right along here as our hero finally gets on board......... well, the hero trolley and the mystery of that strange Martian child is explored more.  Some of the reactions from our characters in this issue come off a bit forced to get the story moving again, but overall this is a very enjoyable issue that's just full of excellent art that really works together nicely even though we have a bunch of artists throwing their styles around to bring us this Martian Manhunter adventure.  While the series to me was feeling a bit stale before this, I have to say that I'm getting excited to see what's next. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AK Comics Feb 19, 2016

    Rob Williams is proving his ability to deliver on big set ups. All the mystery behind J'onn J'onzz is coming to light and Williams isn't disappointing in his delivery. Next issue is going to answer more questions. If you're not reading this series, you're missing out!

  • 7.5
    Vancha Mar 30, 2016

    Fortunately, things feel slightly more grounded in this issue than the last. It still suffers from an element of the absurd and a lack of emotional investment however. Mecha-Jonzz just feels silly, and I don't care about most of the parties involved here. Constantine makes an inexplicable appearance at the start of this issue and it's arguably the most relatable part. I don't care about adult-Alicia. I don't care about Pearl. I don't care about the Martian people. I don't care about Maalefaak, he's a cartoon villain. I don't care about the Martian child (but then, he's a plot device, I don't think you're meant to). I barely care about Daryl. The only person I care about is Mr. Biscuits, since he's the only person that possesses enough character and got enough face-time before this all kicked off that I actually care about what happens to him. If we'd gotten a few more issues before we'd been kicked off to Mars, I think we'd be in a better place. That said, we are still given a great spectacle, it's just rough to change one's mindset from wanting more of what we started with to enjoying what feels like an action-packed Saturday-morning cartoon.

  • 10
    Hilbut Feb 18, 2016

  • 9.0
    Rotivv Feb 19, 2016

  • 9.0
    Quietomega Feb 20, 2016

  • 8.5
    mrDovydas Feb 28, 2016

  • 7.5
    JBL Reviews Feb 18, 2016

  • 6.5
    Redeadhood Feb 25, 2016

  • 6.0
    DXO Jul 28, 2016

  • 5.0
    EggMath Feb 25, 2016

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