Martian Manhunter #3

Writer: Steve Orlando Artist: Riley Rossmo Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: February 27, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 19
8.8Critic Rating
8.8User Rating

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!

  • 10
    Infinite Earths - J.D. Jr. Feb 28, 2019

    As fantastical and alien as its titular hero! Read Full Review

  • 10 - Jenna Anderson Feb 27, 2019

    You absolutely need to be reading this book. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Feb 27, 2019

    For readers looking for something challenging and different, it doesn't get any better than Martian Manhunter. You need to seek it out whenever you're at your local comic store. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Geekery Magazine - Chino DT Feb 27, 2019

    In general both do an excellent job, very worthy for an iconic hero as it is The Martian Manhunter, well-deserved comments for this duo and this awesome comic. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Black Nerd Problems - Morgan Hampton Feb 27, 2019

    Another issue, another look into the lonely life of J'onn J'onnz. My favorite thing about this book is that it's really enabled J'onn to wear his heart on his sleeve. In the first 2 issues, that was solely for the sake of the audience. But now we get to see the first time that he opens up to a human and it's a beautiful thing. This is the wholesome Martian goodness I've always wanted. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Feb 27, 2019

    Riley Rossmo's art is sublime and brilliant in both composition and detail. Every page looks amazing and captures the tone of this story perfectly. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - Forrest Hollingsworth Feb 27, 2019

    Orlando and Rossmo continue to work together as well as ever and Martian Manhunter's third issue continues to exceed expectations for the character and those of the superhero genre in general, even if this issue is slightly more conventional than the previous two. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    Comic Watch - Matt Meyer Mar 4, 2019

    Steve Orlando, Riley Rossmo, and Ivan Plascencia continue their journey into the life and times of J'onn J'onzz, the Martian Manhunter. It's the story of an alien, but speaks to the humanity in all of us. I cannot recommend this book highly enough! Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Feb 27, 2019

    This feels like a slow-burn noir with some fantastic character work, and I can't wait to see where it goes next. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Feb 28, 2019

    For a lot of other creative teams, an issue like this would kill the momentum of the book but Riley Rossmo has such a singular visual style that it's impossible to stop turning the pages. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - Chris Egan Mar 4, 2019

    Readers of all kinds will find something to love in this genre-bending mash-up of True Detective, The Thing, and superheroes. Read Full Review

  • 7.3
    Weird Science - Jeremy Daw Feb 27, 2019

    Containing a solid piece of backstory and a development of the Diane/J'Onn relationship which resists trite and too easy closure, this issue is the best of the series so far. Rossmo's art is effective and atmospheric; Orlando's presentation of J'Onn's dignity and sense of responsibility – to the man whose identity he has taken and to the victims of the crimes he's trying to solve – is thoughtful and engaging. This series might have just found its footing. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    You Don't Read Comics - Russ Bickerstaff Feb 27, 2019

    Rossmos art is an acquired taste that is not without its charm. It might mutate the impact of the story in places, but it makes for a really distinctive impression that should find a nice rhythm as the mini-series pulls into its second quarter next issue. With the backstory fully-rendered, the series has a chance to build into something substantial. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Bin - Philip Schweier Feb 27, 2019

    I fell as if now the real story can get under way. Think of Superman: The Movie. Once the origin was told, cast and crew could focus on presenting an original adventure. Same thing here, and believe me, there are far worse storytelling templates to follow. Read Full Review

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