Martian Manhunter #6

Writer: Steve Orlando Artist: Riley Rossmo Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: June 26, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 18
9.0Critic Rating
9.2User Rating

Mars burns and the sins of J'onn J'onnz come back to kill him! J'onn will do everything in his power to save his family from H'ronnmeer's Curse-but once they discover the type of Manhunter he really is, will they want to go anywhere with him?  

  • 10
    Horror DNA - James Ferguson Jul 13, 2019

    Martian Manhunter shows the character at his lowest moment as we enter the halfway point of this series. We can hope that writer Steve Orlando will build him up again with the second half, but after all the tragedy J'onn has been through and the menacing obstacle standing in his way, I'm not so sure that will happen. This book is an emotional powerhouse. Read Full Review

  • 10
    AIPT - Vishal Gullapalli Jun 26, 2019

    Orlando, Rossmo, and Plascencia are doing a wonderful job on this series, and adding something wholly unique to the Martian Manhunter's story. Read Full Review

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - Aaron Phillips Jun 26, 2019

    This is very much, as of date, one of my favorite series being published this year. There are so many components of this story to get lost in. I highly recommend picking up a copy of Martian Manhunter Issue #6. Read Full Review

  • 10 - Jenna Anderson Jun 26, 2019

    Whether you're a Martian Manhunter fan"or just a fan of genuinely great comics storytelling"this issue is an absolute must-read. Read Full Review

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Ari Bard Jun 28, 2019

    Orlando, Rossmo, Plascencia, and Andworld Design bring J'Onn to his lowest possible moment in what is sure to be one of the best singleMartian Manhunterissues ever written. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    You Don't Read Comics - Russ Bickerstaff Jun 26, 2019

    The bigger picture of Orlando's story is given further grounding and motivation with this flashback issue. Had the series as a whole started with this story, it might have lent a great deal of momentum for the 11 installments which would have followed it, but some of the impact of the story would have felt missing. The rest of the series may well end up feeling as convoluted as the first five issues. As a standalone story, Martian Manhunter #6 is vividly weird and wonderful. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comic Watch - Matt Meyer Jun 30, 2019

    Heartbreaking, devastating, gut-wrenching -Martian Manhunter #6 is an epic tragedy that closes a major chapter in its title character's life. Though perhaps not for everyone, this series continues to stand out among the crowd each month - a feat worthy of attention in and of itself. No matter what you think, this issue is as flawless as it comes. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Jun 26, 2019

    I was skeptical about making J'onn a corrupt cop in this story, but the dramatic payoff is well worth it and J'onn's path to redemption has been fascinating. This has far more in common with great TV dramas than it does with past stories starring the character and may go down as Orlando's greatest work. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Black Nerd Problems - Morgan Hampton Jun 26, 2019

    Martian Manhunter shows us every corner of J'onn's history as he attempts to piece himself back together and become the hero that we all recognize. The first six issues of this series show J'onn as a lonely wanderer. By the end of the next six, he'll be a hero. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Jun 26, 2019

    Riley Rossmos art is fantastic. So many moments give the reader a visceral reaction and the style is great throughout. There is a fluidity to the depiction of Mars and its inhabitants that makes the story more interesting visually. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Bin - Philip Schweier Jun 27, 2019

    If memory serves, this is a 12-issue series. Now that much of the origin is over, I look forward to the next six issues. As a manhunter, I appreciate seeing J'onn in super-hero mode, and seeing the added layers of his budding crime fighter career and eventual JLA membership. If the rest of the series is as good, I see no reason it can't be ongoing. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Weird Science - Jeremy Daw Jun 26, 2019

    Steve Orlando and Riley Rossmo arrive at the half-way point of the series and deliver its strongest issue yet. This is largely because it features the relatively straightforward story of a man in desperate circumstances trying to save his family. The tight focus on J'onn, his wife and young child means the ending packs an emotional punch and, although there are some missteps here and there, the issue as a whole is very enjoyable. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Multiversity Comics - Vanessa Boney Jul 1, 2019

    "Martian Manhunter" #6 is the clich comic that you've read a hundred times. Read Full Review

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